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Preparations for the
Tezos Betanet

The Tezos community has been running the alphanet, a test network, successfully for well over a year. Although this provided valuable engineering insight, there is no substitute for real-world experience. To that end, the Tezos Foundation looks forward to the launch of a beta network (“betanet”). Tezos contributors who opt to interact with this network must understand that it will undergo unscheduled downtime and require maintenance and adjustments.

It is anticipated that a broader main network (“mainnet”) launch will follow with transactions from the betanet persisting into the mainnet.


Important to Check Your Contribution

A genesis block will be proposed by the Tezos Foundation at the betanet launch. To prepare for this, it is imperative that all contributors verify their donation—regardless of size—to confirm that it was received by the Foundation. The Foundation intends to recommend allocations in this proposed genesis block for donations of any size that were received during the fundraiser, but they must appear in the “Check Your Contribution” tool.

Click on the “Check Your Contribution” link below to access the tool and enter the Tezos public key hash that was included on the PDF document you created during the fundraiser. Only use this link and do not enter any other information besides your public key hash. If the donation does not appear when you enter your public key hash, then it will not be included as a recommended allocation in the genesis block proposed by the Foundation unless you take additional steps to make sure it is included. Further information is given on the linked page.

Check Your Contribution

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KYC/AML preparations for the
Tezos Foundation’s genesis block

A genesis block will be proposed by the Tezos Foundation at the betanet launch. The Foundation has decided to recommend a genesis block that will require contributors to complete a Know Your Customer / Anti-Money Laundering (“KYC/AML”) check online. Contributors who successfully complete this process will receive activation codes which are needed to access their recommended allocations on the blockchain.