Month at a Glance — April 2023

A breakdown of the latest happenings and significant milestones taking place within the Tezos ecosystem for the month of April 2023.

Originally published at Tezos Commons News

By William McKenzie


1,000 words, 5 minute read

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Welcome to our latest issue of Month at a Glance where we give a quick breakdown of the latest happenings and significant milestones taking place within the Tezos ecosystem on a monthly cadence.

April 2023 was a big month for technical development and adoption with the latest Tezos upgrade proposal named ‘Nairobi’ that was announced on April 13, 2023 and the Tezos NFT Summit. We were also treated to the long-awaited release of Batcher by Marigold which is a batch-processing order book DEX.

Let’s break it all down.

Ecosystem Insights #

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Welcome to Nairobi! #

Protocol Mumbai was activated on the Tezos network on April 29th. Following on the heels of the activation, we learned of the next potential Tezos upgrade called Nairobi. Nairobi has been injected and is currently undergoing voting by the Tezos community, so be sure to get out there and vote!

Nomadic Labs gave us a preview of the changes and more through their blog post.

In short, the Nairobi protocol proposal contains several updates and improvements to the Tezos economic protocol, the most prominent being:

This upgrade comes as another addition to the ecosystem-wide focus on improving scalability, Layer-1 applications, and more development on rollups. It’s no secret that Tezos is spearheading scalability, Layer-1 development, rollups, and doing it in real-time as co-founder Arthur Breitman mentioned in his recent interview with Tezos Foundation members Mason Edwards and Roman Schnider.

We will dive deeper into the upgrade in an upcoming publication, so be on the lookout for that!

Highlights from the Tezos NFT Summit #

Tezos had a large presence in NYC for the Tezos NFT Summit earlier last month. Tezos Commons also sponsored an event the day before the summit with artist Victoria West who named the meetup, Tez Art Connect. For those who were not able to make it, Stu Elmes published a great recap on our site highlighting the whole event and some key takeaways.

For those building out practical real-world applications for NFTs here in the Tezos ecosystem, however, bullishness reigns. Spend 5 minutes talking to an artist who’s established themselves and built a career here in the Tezos space, and you’ll quickly see that enthusiasm for this technology and its game-changing promise is alive and well.

From the crowds of eager young artists attending the Tezos NFT Summit in the hopes of having their portfolios reviewed by the panel of industry experts on hand at the event, to the collectors, artists, and enthusiasts who made their way to the gallery showings tied to it, it was easy to see that the digital arts scene is very much alive and well here in the Tezos ecosystem.

With the blockchain space having been in a cooldown period for quite some time now, it’s rather refreshing to see this kind of genuine optimism and passion that exists within the NFT community here on Tezos.

Other attendees like Solomon Lederer of Trilitech also shared the same opinion.

News from the Tezos World #

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MVL X Tezos

PR: On April 11th, MVL successfully completed its Web3 mobility project with the Tezos Foundation.

The two companies had a joint goal of innovating the mobility sector with blockchain technology and have been working together on mobility blockchain-related technology development and field pilot projects since September 2021.The joint projects conducted by the two companies include launching a hybrid blockchain, issuing driver passport NFTs, and developing wallets that support Tezos (XTZ) and Tezos sub-tokens.

Cricket Stars game has been released!

Cricket Stars is a unique strategy game for cricket fans. The game has an in-game marketplace powered by Tezos & built by Golive Games Studio. Download and play now today!

Electis is launching a new Tezos-based Web3 voting platform

Electis has developed Web3, open-source e-voting solutions utilizing the Tezos Blockchain and ElectionGuard technology to provide voting and governance tools that are transparent, secure, and verifiable. Learn more about the announcement here.

Messari releases State of Tezos Q1 2023 report

Nick Garcia dives deep into the Tezos ecosystem stats, development, news, and adoption for Q1 2023 in his latest quarterly report. If you’d like to check it out, read here. releases multi-currency support now supports multiple FA1.2 and FA2 currencies, including oXTZ, uUSD, and USDtz with more to come. Learn more about the announcement here.

Batcher has been released!

Batcher is a batch-processing order book DEX by Marigold. Learn more about the announcement here.

Events #

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