One of many highest profile cryptocurrency tasks in Switzerland, the Tezos Foundation, introduced on Saturday that it’s funding efforts by Obsidian Systems to develop software program options that may assist safe the Tezos community.
Tezos said that a key a part of its protocol is its delegated proof-of-stake consensus algorithm by which token holders contribute to the safety of the community. Tezos refers to this means of securing its community as “baking,” and defined that Obsidian helps develop methods for token-holders to take part on this course of.
“It is crucial that particular person token holder in addition to delegation companies have entry to applicable instruments and documentation to carry out this operate. Obsidian will focus on making baking extra accessible to everybody and safer by integration with safe elements,” said Tezos President Ryan Jesperson. “They may also present help for these in search of to construct delegation companies.”
The Tezos Foudnation said that its main focus is the promotion and growth of the Tezos protocol and associated applied sciences, in addition to the promotion and help of purposes utilizing the Tezos protocol. It additionally promotes and develops new applied sciences and purposes within the areas of open and decentralized software program architectures.
Final July, Tezos raised roughly USD 232 million in an preliminary coin providing, which was the biggest ICO on the time.
Together with working on the Tezos mission, Obsidian Systems is a developer of a blockchain messaging platform that services nameless messaging and financial transfers of the Obsidian cryptocurrency, the ODN.
Obsidian has raised no less than USD 1.eight million together with the funding it’s receiving from Tezos.
The Tezos Foundation introduced final month that it was changing two of its board members, Johann Gevers and Diego Olivier Fernandez Pons, with new appointees after Gevers had been concerned in a public dispute with Tezos founders Arthur and Kathleen Breitman, over his contract. The dispute concerned lawsuits, accusations of public defamation, and an effort by Gevers to arrange his personal competing basis and attraction to Swiss regulators to grant him authority over funds raised in Tezos’ ICO, which closed in July, 2017.