Getting Started with Tezos

The topics we've included below are there to guide you through any part of your Tezos journey. Explore the technical and economic concepts behind Tezos, experiment with our tutorials, or start building your own dApp!

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What is Tezos?

Tezos is an open-source platform for assets and applications that can evolve by upgrading itself.

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Open a wallet

Holding Tezos tokens (“tez”) enables one to interact with the Tezos blockchain. There are many wallets with which to store and use tez–learn how to open and use a wallet on the Tezos blockchain.

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Join the network

The Tezos network is vast and fast growing, consisting of validators (“bakers”) and users; bakers help validate and secure the network. Learn the fundamentals of “baking” and you can become a part of the thriving Tezos network.

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Spin up a sandbox

Ready to get started participating on Tezos? Learn how to set up a client and create test wallets through a command line interface and more.

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Smart Contracts: Ligo

Learning a new programming language can be intimidating for both amateur and seasoned developers; this is why the team at Tezos Academy created a fun and interactive tutorial to the Ligo language.

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Smart Contracts: SmartPy

Learn how to code decentralized apps on the Tezos blockchain using SmartPy and how to interact with smart contracts using the Taquito javascript library.

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Smart Contracts: Archetype

Archetype is a domain-specific language (DSL) to develop smart contracts on the Tezos blockchain, with a specific focus on contract security.

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Tokens & Integration

Create a Tezos token

Learn about the FA1.2 token standard and how to deploy an FA1.2 smart contract to a Tezos test network.

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Integrate tez and Tokens

Learn how to interact with the “FA2-SmartPy” implementation of the FA2 standard on some common use-cases as well as some advanced use-cases such as batched-transfers and more.

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