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Tezos (XTZ): Is It a Lucrative Investment for 2020?

Massimo Di Giuda

Tezos is a project developed by former Morgan Stanley analyst Arthur BREITMAN and his wife Kathleen. This is a platform for creating decentralized applications, similar to Ethereum or Cardano, but statedly more secure and reliable than Ethereum. For example, reliability is provided by checking the code of smart contracts automatically. Tezos supports meta-updates — therefore, the protocol can be updated after consensus on the need for such an update is reached.


  • Website: https://www.tezos.com/
  • Start of trading: 30 June 2018
  • Current ROI (since the start of trading) = minus 55.5%
  • Place in the Coinmarketcap capitalization rating: 10
  • Consensus Algorithm: Delegated Proof-of-Stake
  • Programming Language: Michelson, OCaml
  • Test network launch: June 30, 2018
  • Launch of the main network: September 17, 2018

Project history

The history of Tezos began back in 2014. By that time the Breitmans have already published their first ideas about the future project. ICO was held only in July 2017. The company managed to raise $232 mln, one of the largest amounts among the projects at that time. Management stated that it is 10 times more than necessary, but because the company has not established a hard cap, the money kept within the project. The fact that the development began much earlier than the ICO also gave investors reason to believe in the success of the project, as well as the participation of billionaire Tim DRAPER as a strategic investor.

Tokens appeared on the exchange on June 30, 2018, at 4.47 USD, starting at the 18th place in the Coinmarketcap rating. But a week later, the price dropped to 1.4 USD. The lion's share of the history of Tezos is not about record-breaking ROIs, but rather about endless lawsuits and proceedings both from investors and within the company.

Key Benefits of Tezos

The positive aspects of the project are related to the features of consensus and the structure of the network. Here are some of them:

  • Indivisibility of the network, the so-called self-amendment. It aims to protect against hard forks that become impossible because the network is always the same. Token holders vote for the blockchain development options, while the alternative methods not winning the vote remain overboard, so the network does not split. Far from all projects, key decisions are made precisely by the community, and not by individual groups of people;
  • A large number of full nodes, which makes the project truly decentralized;
  • Formal mathematical verification of smart contracts, which reduces the number of errors and vulnerabilities.

A feature of Tezos is in its mining, or so called “baking”, because Tezos is not mined. Blocks are created and added to the blockchain randomly among “bakers”, which are an important part of the consensus mechanism. There are currently 414 of them.

There are no problems with purchasing Tezos at the moment, although two years ago, the company did not want to pay for the listing, despite the large budget, and the XTZ coin was not traded in many places. Now cryptocurrency is placed on approximately 50 cryptocurrency exchanges, below are the top ten most popular trading pairs for XTZ:


Tezos is best kept on the following cryptocurrency wallets. Almost half of them are recommended by Tezos:

  • Ledger (hardware wallet);
  • Trezor (hardware);
  • Atomic (desktop, mobile);
  • TeBox (desktop, browser, mobile);
  • Tezos.blue (desktop, mobile);
  • Galleon (browser);
  • Kukai (browser);
  • AirGap (browser, mobile);
  • ZenGo (mobile).

06-02-2020 15:45:41  |   News
Tezos never once chased a hype, did not compete on speed with other blockchains, but it also had nothing to boast about. A significant amount of funds raised at the ICO contributes to the fact that the development has not stalled but even accelerated. So, in the near future, it is planned to tokenize up to two dozen projects through the Tezos platform.

Since the beginning of 2020, XTZ has grown 1.5 times in USD, and at some point, the growth reached 2.5. While fundamental factors suggest that in the future, the growth of the cryptocurrency will continue, of course, it does not mean that the price of XTZ cannot be reduced in the short term.

25-03-2020 11:41:26  |   News
SEC actions can still be considered one of the risk factors. When the US Commission pays attention to the projects that conducted an ICO, this is considered a bad sign. A very bad sign, as a result of which projects can even cease to exist - and Tezos is in this risk area.

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