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Tezos. Features and Benefits

A Brief History of Tezos

Modernization, in addition to obvious advantages, often causes problems for blockchains. Interfering with the operation of the blockchain network, it is difficult to predict the result. Often, hard forks lead to volatility or a fall in the exchange rate.

If you do not implement updates, then the network will begin to experience problems: instability, technical obsolescence. Arthur Breitman and Kathleen McCaffrey thought about this problem back in 2011. They set the task of creating an improved version of the Bitcoin blockchain, in which all network participants could use an open management system and a system for generating new coins.

In 2014, technical work began on the implementation of the Tezos project. It was based on 3 principles: formal verification of the code before launching into the main chain, a protocol for continuous network updating and security. A year later, Dynamic Ledger Solutions (DLS) was founded, which began to work on creating the code for the blockchain project.

In 2017, one of the most successful ICOs in the history of cryptocurrencies took place, the creators managed to raise $232 million. Later, the project experienced a crisis, as the developers could not implement everything within the specified time frame. In September 2018, Tezos mainnet and XTZ token were launched.

Features of Tezos

  • Tezos has a minimum balance rule for addresses. To activate your address on the Tezos network, you need to send at least 0.275 XTZ to it. After that, your account will be activated, the address will be available for use. 0.275 XTZ is the minimum amount that must always be in the address. When you top up an address for the first time, this amount is frozen and is no longer available for use. If you withdraw all funds from the address and the balance is 0, you will have to reactivate the address by sending 0.275 XTZ to it.
  • The project is licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
  • XTZ gives access to all the functionality of the platform. Users can deploy smart contracts, develop NFTs, dApps, DeFi. XTZ is also used to pay network fees for transactions.
  • The blockchain works on the Liquid Proof of Stake consensus mechanism. On the Tezos network, validation is called baking, and its participants are called bakers. Validators monitor the stability of the network, and also vote for or against the implementation of updates that occur without hard forks.

Disadvantages of Tezos

  • The project of the moment of creation is accompanied by criticism and litigation due to obligations not fulfilled on time, because of which some investors were disappointed. There were also difficulties due to disagreements within the creation team.