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Ohidul Islam
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Tezos Reveals Roadmap to Rejuvenate the Smart-Contract Blockchain

The Tezos blockchain, known for its record-breaking $232 million initial coin offering (ICO) in 2017, has unveiled a comprehensive roadmap aimed at rejuvenating and revitalizing its smart-contract platform.

According to the reports, the roadmap, spanning through 2026, outlines a series of innovative developments designed to enhance Tezos's scalability, performance, and overall functionality. At the core of this strategic plan is the introduction of a groundbreaking "canonical rollup" architecture.

The canonical rollup approach will revolutionize transaction execution by segregating it into a separate layer, enabling support for multiple programming languages. This move is expected to significantly boost Tezos's versatility and attract a broader range of developers and projects to its ecosystem.

The impetus for these scaling efforts reportedly emerged in 2022 when Tezos developers recognized the need to enhance the network's capacity to accommodate growing demand. The Tezos team's blog post explains their strategy, stating, "Central to this strategy are Smart Rollups, a scaling technology where an optimized and dedicated second layer executes transactions, while consensus and settlement remain guaranteed" by the underlying layer-1 blockchain.

To complement this scaling solution, Tezos also envisions the creation of a dedicated data-availability layer within its main network. This layer will serve as a robust foundation for storing and retrieving vast amounts of data, further solidifying Tezos's position as a scalable and data-centric blockchain platform.

Interestingly, Tezos's roadmap bears a striking resemblance to the scaling initiatives pursued by Ethereum in recent years. Ethereum, too, has embraced the concept of offloading transaction execution to auxiliary layer-2 networks, a strategy that has proven instrumental in addressing its scalability challenges.

The roadmap was developed through a collaborative effort involving several Tezos developer teams, including Nomadic Labs, Marigold, and Functori. This collective approach reflects the Tezos community's commitment to driving the platform's evolution and maintaining its position as a leading smart-contract blockchain.

Despite its initial success with the record-breaking ICO, Tezos has faced challenges in maintaining its position in the rapidly evolving blockchain landscape. The native XTZ token is currently trading around 92% below its peak value, and the platform's token capitalization ranks around 80th based on CoinDesk data.

The successful implementation of this roadmap could potentially reposition Tezos as a major contender in the ever-evolving blockchain technology landscape. By addressing scalability, performance, and interoperability, Tezos aims to attract a wider range of developers and projects, ultimately driving increased adoption and usage of its platform.

As the crypto industry continues to evolve, the Tezos community's proactive approach to rejuvenating its blockchain showcases the platform's commitment to staying at the forefront of innovation and meeting the growing demands of the decentralized ecosystem.

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