- The Tezos Foundation has issued four grants to upcoming developments on its platform
- The up and coming projects issued grants are PyTezos, Pocket Network, Tezblock, and the KIDTSUNAMI block explorer
On June 10th 2019, the Tezos Foundation announced the issuance of four grants channeled towards making Tezos development and blockchain analysis more comprehensive and user-friendly. This announcement comes after the foundation completed reviews of the grant proposals submitted to the first cohort of its Ecosystem Grants Program.
PyTezos and Better Call Dev – These are under development and are being led by the Baking Bad team. PyTezos is a unit-testing framework for the blockchain which can be used by data scientists as an exploration tool and also integrate Better Call Dev to smart contracts.
PyTezos accomplishes three key functions: manages cryptographic keys and signatures, queries blockchain data via RPC, and converts Tezos structures into different representations. The grant will enable the Baking Bad team to develop an advanced tool that will make smart contract more accessible and user-friendly.
Pocket Network – The Pocket developers are building a trustless API layer aimed at providing other developers with easy access to supported blockchains. The network encompasses three plugins: Pocket Android, Pocket JS, and PocketSwift.
When finished, the Pocket Network will enable developers to control the blockchain through any Pocket node. Additionally, the Pocket SDK will provide an efficient, user-friendly interface ideal for application development.
tezblock – This is a block explorer by Papers, the developers behind AirGap wallet. Upon its launch, the development will deliver a visually alluring, intuitive block explorer that will streamline the process of analyzing the blockchain and also make it more accessible to its users.
The platform will display vital data in a straightforward, streamlined dashboard consisting of detailed information concerning ‘bakers’ as well as governance. The grant will also cater for the development of a REST API. In operation, the platform will be self-deployable and fully open-source.
KIDTSUNAMI block explorer – KIDTSUNAMI, the developers behind the popular blockchain analytics platform, Blockwatch will also be designing and developing an open-source block explorer web as per the grant.
The platform once completed, will provide both historical and real-time data concerning the Tezos blockchain. The platform’s frontend will also be compatible with different Tezos networks including mainnet, alphanet, and zeronet as well as both desktop and mobile web browsers.
About the Tezos foundation
The Tezos Foundation is the non-profit behind Tezos, a new platform for smart contracts and decentralized applications. The Tezos protocol aims to offer on-chain governance, security to protect smart contracts and avoid buggy code and proof-of-stake, enabling every stakeholder to validate all transactions on the network.
At the end of Q1 of last year, Tezos was branded as a “sleeping giant” creating a positive stir in the crypto space. For a long time, the foundation has been a proactive Grantgiver and offers grants in the form of resources aimed at ensuring the long-term success of Tezos. The grants empower Tezos’ developers, enthusiasts, and other community members to contribute positively towards the growth of Tezos.