The Tezos Foundation, the overseer of the Tezos blockchain protocol, has announced that Simple Staking, led by Juraj Selep, has received a grant to implement a secure, trustworthy, and open-source Tezos node in the Rust programming language.
Rust is a popular programming language with a focus on safety. For the third year in a row, Rust maintained its position as the most loved programming language in Stack Overflow’s annual developer survey, which polled over 62,000 developers.
The Simple Staking team will collaborate with Nomadic Labs and other Tezos developers for this project, and will also attend conferences and events to increase awareness and adoption of Tezos in the Rust and larger blockchain development communities.
The Tezos Foundation’s core mission is to support the long-term success of the Tezos protocol and ecosystem. By funding projects imagined by scientists, researchers, developers, entrepreneurs, and enthusiasts, the Foundation encourages decentralized development and robust participation.
“We’re now committed to developing and implementing a secure, trustworthy, and open-source Tezos node in Rust. We aim to support mobile devices and blockchain explorer in low memory/slow CPU environments. The node will be able to run and process the latest blocks, receive and send all types of operations, blocks, and proposals from the P2P layer. We are also preparing to launch tooling for real-time logs assessment for devs and security researchers, offering better visibility into the inner workings of the Tezos protocol.”
– Juraj Selep, CEO of SimpleStaking