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What's Tezos?

Tezos is designed to power the Web3 revolution.

The future of the internet is being built on Tezos–with user participation and governance at its core. Users can directly and frictionlessly interface with each other over a decentralized network, exchanging value and interacting with various applications, without the need for intermediaries. On Tezos, Web3 can be a truly user-governed and user-centric movement, the way it was meant to be.

Institutional Grade Security.

Tezos is designed to provide the safety and code correctness required for assets and other high value use cases at both the protocol and application layers by leveraging languages OCaml and Michelson, which facilitate formal verification, a practice commonly used in mission-critical industries. The future of Web3 can be secure on Tezos.

Governance by the People.

The Tezos platform was built with mechanisms to ensure active community governance and participation–a key component of Web3. Users can actively participate by evaluating, proposing, or approving amendments to Tezos. This empowers the type of collaborative innovation that keeps Tezos on the bleeding edge of technology, and it’s why Tezos is best positioned to underpin the Web3 revolution.

An Energy-Efficient Algorithm.

Unlike Proof-of-Work blockchains like Bitcoin or Ethereum, Tezos’ Proof-of-Stake requires significantly less energy and cost to operate, making it an ideal alternative platform for building blockchain applications that are eco-friendly. As the Web3 movement gains in adoption, scaling responsibly requires a more energy-efficient approach. Tezos delivers on this today.

Smarter Smart Contracts.

Tezos is one of the leading smart contracts Proof of Stake blockchains. Tezos smart contracts can use formal verification, allowing them to be mathematically verified, reliable, and secure.

Seamlessly, Forklessly, Endlessly Upgradeable.

Tezos is built to adjust, adapt, and add features and functionality through its proven on-chain upgrade mechanism.

Powerfully Scalable.

Tezos is built to remain state-of-the-art. Its modular architecture and formal upgrade mechanism minimizes disruptions while offering regular upgradability and enhanced functionality over time.

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Meet Tezos

Smart Contracts.
Smart Governance.
Smart Design.

Tezos is an open-source platform that addresses key barriers facing blockchain adoption for assets and applications backed by a global community of validators, researchers, and builders. By design, Tezos embraces long-term upgradability, open participation, collaboration, and smart contract safety.

How to get tez (XTZ)

Tez (XTZ) is the native token of the Tezos blockchain. It is used to interact with dApps, pay for fees, secure the network through staking, and provide a basic accounting unit on the Tezos platform.

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Upgrade Timeline

A community governed,
ever-evolving technological vision.

Tezos continuously adds the latest innovation, seamlessly leveling up to deliver novel and new capabilities within the space through its upgrade mechanism. See how far we’ve come and help us imagine where Tezos will go in the future.

Upcoming Protocol Upgrade

23 September 2022

Kathmandu

A new proposal has been submitted and is being evaluated and considered by the community.

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June 2022

Jakarta

Introduced Transaction Optimistic Rollups (TORUs), an experiment into enshrined rollups, leading to increased throughput, lower fees, and a pathway to significantly increased long-term scalability. Introduced improvements to tickets and sapling, enabling improved network privacy features and increased decentralization for Tezos tokens.

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April 2022

Ithaca

Introduced Tenderbake, a new and significantly upgraded Tezos consensus algorithm, which enables fast finality and improved scalability for the Tezos blockchain. Introduced a variety of other changes that improve the baking experience, such as reducing the amount of tokens required to be a validator, a rework of the baking and endorsement rewards mechanism, and more.

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Dec 2021

Hangzhou

Introduced several improvements such as views which give smart contracts the ability to read the storage state of other smart contracts, timelock encryption to serve as a countermeasure against Block Producer Extractable Value, caching to provide faster access at lower gas costs to data that is accessed regularly, and a global table of constants to facilitate development of more complex smart contracts.

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Aug 2021

Granada

Introduced Liquidity Baking, which mints a small amount of tez every block and deposits it inside of a constant product market making smart-contract. This incentivizes large amounts of decentralized liquidity between tez and tzBTC. Included several improvements that led to a 3-6x decrease in gas consumption of popular contracts.

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May 2021

Florence

Doubled maximum size of operations, which more than doubled the maximum size of smart contracts. Furthered gas optimizations as well as sped up gas arithmetic by a factor of ten. Enabled more intuitive smart contract development by adopting depth-first execution order. Deactivated unused Test Chain in the Economic Protocol, resulting in more streamlined amendment process.

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Feb 2021

Edo

Added Sapling and BLS12-381 to enable privacy-preserving smart contracts and tickets for native permissions. Updated amendment process by lowering period length to 5 cycles and adding a 5th Adoption Period.

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Sep 2020

Delphi

Improved gas costs. Reduced storage costs by a factor of 4 to reflect improvements in the underlying storage layer.

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Mar 2020

Carthage

Increased gas limit per block and per operation; improved the accuracy and resiliency of the formula used for calculating baking and endorsing rewards.

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Oct 2019

Babylon

Introduced a more robust version of the blockchain’s consensus algorithm (Emmy+); simplified smart contract development; refined the delegation process.

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May 2019

Athens

Increased gas limit per block and reduced the roll size from 10,000 ꜩ to 8,000 ꜩ

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Careers

Help us change the world.
One block at a time.

Browse the latest job postings across the Tezos ecosystem.

Tezos is the product of many organizations across the globe working together on an open-source project. Don’t see the perfect role for you but want to work on Tezos? Reach out to the Work on Tezos mailbox - include your resume, what you’re looking for, and why you’re excited to work on Tezos. Resumes are shared with a number of organizations in the Tezos ecosystem.

Note: Listings are provided by each team separately. If you are an organization in the Tezos ecosystem that is hiring and interested in listing your open roles here, please email the Work on Tezos mailbox.

Latest News

Catch the latest news from around the Tezos ecosystem, from exciting partnerships to insightful and educational articles about the technology that makes Tezos truly special.

Announcing Deku-C Betanet

Announcing Deku-C Betanet

28 September 2022

Marigold team announced that the Deku Canonical betanet is now running on Tezos GhostNet. This network offers enhanced stability and performance, significant enhancements to the developer experience and API, and the introduction of a new Wasmer-based virtual machine.

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Introducing Blockxer, a Crypto Hero Fighting Game

Introducing Blockxer, a Crypto Hero Fighting Game

26 September 2022

Blockxer is a retro beat ’em up style game built for crypto meme fans around the world. The game is envisioned to allow every aspect of the game to be an NFT. Future levels, characters, and more can be designed by the community and published as NFT packs. Players can now collect a free NFT cartridge to try out the game's demo while it's still in beta.

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Kathmandu, the 11th Tezos Upgrade, is Live

Kathmandu, the 11th Tezos Upgrade, is Live

23 September 2022

This latest Tezos protocol upgrade was jointly developed by Nomadic Labs, Marigold, TriliTech, Oxhead Alpha, DaiLambda, Tarides, Functori, Tweag, and G.-B. Fefe (an anonymous contributor). Some of the major improvements in Kathmandu include improved randomness for baking rights distribution, ongoing block validation tweaks to improve TPS, support for ‘Ghostnet’, the permanent Tezos testnet, and more.

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Introducing Spotlight, a Content Hub Featuring News and Activity Within the Tezos Ecosystem

Introducing Spotlight, a Content Hub Featuring News and Activity Within the Tezos Ecosystem

14 September 2022

Spotlight serves the blockchain and Web3-curious readers of all expertise levels, with a specific focus on the Tezos ecosystem. Aimed at a mass audience of developers and creatives by hosting a mixture of original articles and videos, alongside featured content from other channels within the Tezos community.

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L’Équipe Launches Ballon d'Or NFT Collection on Tezos

L’Équipe Launches Ballon d'Or NFT Collection on Tezos

13 September 2022

L’Équipe group’s foray into Web3 is set to give birth to a collection of NFTs, built on the Tezos blockchain and designed in collaboration with contemporary artist Léo Caillard. Opening their doors to a new community, artistic and technological experience for football fans and Web3 pioneers around the world.

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