Tezos Announces Key Research Partnerships

Research group Tezos Foundation has recently announced their intention to partner with two additional research organizations in an attempt to secure new technologies for the development of their Tezos protocol, a blockchain technology which allows participants to self-govern the protocol.

The two partnerships are very telling for the future of the organization. First, the French National Institute for Computer Science and Mathematics, known as Inria, has been officially backed by the creators of the Tezos protocol. This institute has had a hand in several of the most significant high-tech developments in the growing French sector.

Another French development company, Tarides, has also been recruited by Tezos in their ongoing development campaign. This development team has long been the authority behind French information storage and resource-efficient networking of data.

Both companies have been given free-reign to assist in specific developmental tasks by the Tezos Foundation. Extensive funding packets help to give both institutions the financial resources necessary to significantly aid in the long-term development of the Tezos project.

Inria, Tarides and Tezos Partnership

The partnerships mark the latest move in the Tezos Foundation’s efforts to fund “relevant research and projects” which will aid in the creation of the Tezos protocol. For the larger blockchain community, these financial backings mean quite a lot; both organizations being funded have a history of technological innovation and are now motivated to further innovate cryptocurrency technology and blockchain protocols.

Inria Institute

Inria has consistently been a world-class researcher of blockchain technology in France. For the Tezos Foundation, their task is multi-pronged. Inria will be working to “target cryptography and cybersecurity,” helping the company to fortify their security measures while attempting to revitalize the distributed systems backing the technology, such as the blockchain.

Additionally, the resources given to the company are to be used to create “several internal labs,” as well as create several distinct research teams in order to “connect further with blockchain technology.” It is unclear at this point what specific innovations will come out of the individual research teams, but the focus on blockchain technologies is evident.

One known target of the newly-created research teams will be the OCaml language, the coding language upon which the protocol functions on the blockchain.

Tarides Research

The task given to this Paris-based research company is more highly specialized than the set of assignments given to the Inria partner. Tarides is being asked to research the ways that Tezos can be merged with MirageOS technology. The benefit to this merging, according to Tarides, it that it could help the Tezos network nodes to become more secure, safe, and efficient. This is very important for the Tezos project, because the protocol relies on a governance system to allow the evolution, rather than the fork, of key nodes on the blockchain, whenever a conflict of interests arises.

This isn’t the only set of partnerships recently announced by the innovating company, either. Their partnership with both the IMDEA Support Institute and OCaml labs is poised to maximize the development of the software which backs the Tezos system.

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