Tezos Foundation Announces Launch of Its Long-Awaited Mainnet

The Swiss-based cryptocurrency project the Tezos Foundation has announced that its mainnet will be launched on Monday, according to a September 14 tweet.

Hôm thứ Hai, the beta period of the network will officially be over, as the protocol will become a full mainnet. Tezos introduced its beta network in June, calling the move an “inflection point” for the project. From that point on, users could begin validating blocks or “baking” after the first seven cycles.

In order to build a network and issue a new type of cryptocurrency, Tezos launched an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) trong tháng Bảy 2017, in which it raised around 66,000 Bitcoins (BTC) và 361,000 Ethereums (ETH), trị giá khoảng $232 million at that time. Tezos, Tuy nhiên, called the fundsa non-refundable donationand not aspeculative investment,” adding that the token might not be issued at all.

Sau khi ICO, a dispute arose between Arthur and Kathleen Breitman, the co-founders of the project who own Tezos’ intellectual property rights, and Johann Gevers, who controlled the raised funds. This led to an indefinite delay of the platform launch and a series of lawsuits against the company.

Since the ICO’s completion, Tezos has also been the subject of criticism and multiple lawsuits concerning compliance with U.S. Ủy ban Chứng khoán và Hối đoái (SEC) điều lệ. The lawsuits claimed that Tezos tokens should be considered securities under U.S. pháp luật, meaning they would need to be registered with the SEC in order to be legally sold to investors.

Trong tháng Sáu, the foundation announced the implementation of Know Your Customer/Anti-Money Laundering (KYS/AML) checks for contributors, specifically for those looking to participate in ICOs. The move was met with a negative reaction from the community.

Lúc báo chí, Tezos (XTZ) đang giao dịch xung quanh $1.54, up over 15 phần trăm vào ngày, while its market capitalization is about $933 triệu.

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nguồn: Cointelegraph