This week on Tezos: News & updates from the Tezos Ecosystem (16/02/2023)

Kushagar Konark

16 Feb 2023

Tezos (XTZ) has been making some exciting moves in the cryptocurrency world lately. One of the reasons for this is its growing partnerships with governments and private institutions around the globe. These partnerships are helping to increase the adoption and usage of Tezos in various industries and regions.

Consistent partnerships

The California motor department recently partnered with Tezos to create blockchain-powered digital wallets for record-keeping purposes. This is a significant development that could lead to greater efficiency and transparency in the department’s operations.

Meanwhile, Tezos India has been working with incubation centers to promote the development of decentralized applications in the country, which could have far-reaching effects on the Indian tech industry.

Coupled with the Mumbai upgrade and other partnerships, these positive developments are making a positive impact on the price of Tezos and it has been on the rise since the beginning of this year.

The Tezos foundation has also agreed to support the earthquake relief initiative by facilitating donation transfers to the NGOs.

Tezos All star circuit has found its champion

Tyler Courtney, also known as “Sunshine,” won the main event for the Tezos All-Star Circuit of Champions for the second night in a row at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Florida. He held off challenges from Justin Peck of Buch Motorsports and led the race from start to finish.

The win earned him $6,000 and brought his total series win count to 18. This victory was part of the Jean Lynch Classic | Classic Ink USA Southern Swing presented by Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts.

The championship will continue with Attica Raceway Park’s Core & Main Spring Nationals on April 7-8. This weekend’s events will activate the 2023 All-Star points chase, which means that drivers will compete for points toward the season championship.

Zicron becomes the 27th corporate baker in the Tezos ecosystem

ZirconTech has been helping businesses to adopt digital technologies through customized web and mobile software solutions.

Recently, ZirconTech became the 27th corporate baker in the Tezos ecosystem. A corporate baker sets up a node in the Tezos blockchain, which enables them to play an active role in the democratic Tezos protocol and have a voice in the direction of core protocol development via amendment upgrades.

ZirconTech has developed a blockchain application to enable universities to digitize diplomas and transcripts. The application uses blockchain technology to prove the authenticity of a file. ZirconTech has also integrated Tezos into its general-purpose tokenization platform, Tokenizer, which is set to launch this year.

By becoming a corporate baker, ZirconTech reinforces the trust and involvement that corporations have in the Tezos blockchain. Setting up a node enables them to have a stake in the blockchain when they are running programs and applications on.

That’s it for this week! Not much happened in the last 7 days but we will be back next week with fresh news and updates about the Tezos ecosystem.