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Meanwhile at Nomadic Labs #7

09 April 2020
Nomadic Labs



It’s time to talk about what has been going on at Nomadic Labs for the past two months. Many of you might know that a lot of us at Nomadic Labs already work remotely on a regular basis. That being said, the situation with the coronavirus hasn’t had a chance to disrupt our work. Some Conferences were rescheduled, others are held remotely and our work at Nomadic Labs continues as usual.

The month of February was packed with four Tezos training sessions organized by Nomadic Labs. Topics included a general introduction to the structure of the project, consensus, fees and gas in Michelson, zero knowledge proofs, how to deploy a node and much more. The entire program can be viewed here. You can follow the individual links to view PDF’s of the presentations that were held.

On the 13th of February we participated in an AMA on protocol development featuring Nomadic Labs, Cryptium Labs, and Dailambda. The thread with all questions and answers is available here.

Philippe Bidinger and Raphaël Cauderlier attended the financial cryptography and security conference 2020 on February 14th. Raphaël presented “Albert, an intermediate smart contract language for Tezos”.

In mid-February, we announced a new version of the mainnet-staging branch and the discontinuation of the mainnet-lmdb branch. We recommend that all bakers still running the mainnet-lmdb branch upgrade to the mainnet-staging branch as soon as possible. The announcement was sent out in our newsletter and can also be viewed here. We would like to remind everybody that all changes also always get communicated on the Obsidian’s baking slack channel, on our twitter account and on the Tezos subreddit.

On February 26th, Pietro Abate attended the Barcelona Tezos meetup sponsored by Nomadic Labs and Tezos Commons. Attendees learned more details about Tenderbake and how to run a Tezos node.

Carthage successfully activated and became the new Tezos protocol on March 5th. The upgrade process was smooth with no issues.

We were also pleased to take part in the ETHCC conference in the beginning of March, although some of us did not make it due to current travel restrictions.

Shortly after ETHCC on March 6th, we organized a Tezos Developer Day. The entire event can be viewed on our YouTube channel.

For individual segments please see the links below:

On March 26th, we organized a “Sapling integration in Tezos” AMA on the Agora Forum. All question and answers can be viewed in this thread

Marco Stronati attended the Virtual Tezos Berlin Meetup on March 28th. These two videos feature Marco:

Stay tuned for more updates next month soon.