OCamlPro May Implement Unplanned Tezos Hardfork

Anyone can fork Tezos' blockchain but Foundation says "OCamlPro management does not have the best interests of the Tezos community in mind"
18 June 2019   3164

The non-profit organization Tezos Commons Foundation has published an official statement about a potential hardfork, which may be initiated by the French development team OCamlPro, the company's grantee.

As evidence, the organization published the text of an e-mail allegedly sent by Starchain Capital, a recently registered cryptocurrency fund.

According to the document, the management of OCamlPro and Starchain Capital announced a collaboration to develop and implement a fork of the Tezos blockchain called Dune Protocol in September 2019. The letter also says that Starchain Capital is attracting “investments to finance a separate project.”

Representatives of Tezos recalled that the blockchain can hold forks anyone. The problem, according to them, is the “OCamlPro management does not have the best interests of the Tezos community in mind".

We found the text also includes a number of inaccurate (to put it mildly) statements that are intended to exaggerate the position of OCamlPro leadership. They did not create OCaml, Fabrice was not the ‘teacher’ of Tezos co-founder Arthur Breitman, and the main Tezos engineers who were originally at OCamlPro are now working at Nomadic Labs, not OCamlPro.
 

Shaun Belcher

Executive Director, Tezos Commons Foundation

However, confirmation of whether the letter is an original or a fake has not yet been submitted.

OCamlPro participated in the Tezos grants program and worked on projects, Liquidity and TzScan. However, OCamlPro refused to fully disclose the code of their products, which is one of the conditions for receiving grants. Tezos Foundation announced the termination of funding OCamlPro in case of non-compliance in the second quarter of this year.

In March, the Tezos blockchain project completed the first round of voting for proposals for updating the protocol. The winning bid was ‘Athens A’, which received 18,181 votes.

 

Investors Told About TON Launch Postpone

The decisive factor of the delay's length will be the outcome of the hearing scheduled for October 24 in the court of the Southern District of NY
16 October 2019   121

The team of Pavel Durov is supposed to solve all the problems with the SEC within six months to a year. The launch of the Telegram Open Network (TON) may be postponed for such a period, Forbes reports with reference to project investors.

The decisive factor will be the outcome of the hearing scheduled for October 24 in the court of the Southern District of New York. On it, the SEC will explain why it considers the Gram cryptocurrency a security, and TON representatives will present the rationale for lifting the temporary ban on the distribution of coins.

Up to this point, there will be no official statements, sources said.

The TON investigation is being conducted by Daphne Waxman, Morgan Ward Doran, and John Enright, known to the Block.one community.

On October 11, the SEC through a federal court achieved a temporary ban on the distribution of Gram cryptocurrency among investors. The agency believes that the asset is a security, and Telegram violated US law during the ICO.

Durov disagrees with the position of the SEC, but the postponement of the project is considered among possible solutions.

In contracts with investors, the launch deadline indicated October 31, but a clash with regulators is supposedly treated as force majeure along with a natural disaster. Such an interpretation may allow Durov not to return funds in the event of a delayed launch.