Upgrades and innovations on Tezos

Tezos is a self-amending blockchain with a proven, decentralized on-chain governance process. Organizations and individuals across the globe contribute to the development and growth of Tezos in a collaborative environment.


Upgrades on Tezos

The Tezos ecosystem develops some of the most advanced innovations in the blockchain landscape and implements them via on-chain governance. Community members propose upgrades for the network and validators vote on which proposals they would like to see explored. The most popular proposal goes through a multi-step voting and adoption process.

Governance on Tezos

Contribute to Tezos

Interested in developing the core protocol? Check out the teams in the Tezos ecosystem actively working on protocol development and those who have contributed in the past.

Nomadic Labs

Nomadic Labs

Nomadic Labs, based in France, is a research and development team composed of more than 50 people working on the Tezos core protocol.



Marigold is a dynamic and collaborative company focused on testing and developing upgrades for Tezos.



TriliTech is a Tezos blockchain R&D and entrepreneurship hub based in the UK. The objective is to further develop and catalyze unique opportunities for the Tezos ecosystem.

Oxhead Alpha

Oxhead Alpha

Oxhead Alpha is a US-based team that develops core software and tooling for the Tezos ecosystem.



DaiLambda is a Japan-based team that builds secure social infrastructure systems including cryptocurrencies by using formal verification technologies.



Tarides supports developers in building robust, secure, and high-performance applications whilst maintaining crucial reliability.

Key innovations on Tezos


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.

Latest Protocol Upgrade

The Tezos protocol was activated successfully on 04 June, 2024.


Reduced minimal block time to 10 seconds for lower latency and faster finality on Layer 1. The Data-Availability Layer is enabled on mainnet to boost Smart Rollups throughput. The introduction of Adaptive Issance, a new Staking mechanism and Adaptive Slashing overhauls the foundations of Tezos' Proof-of-Stake.

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