Tezos Foundation has announced that 17 September will be realized the official launch of its blockchain Protocol. Token capitalization of the company stands at around $1 billion, the blockchain Tezos has already passed beta testing and is fully operational.

Tezos launched his mannet even June, making tokens XTZ sold. Although it was understood that the blockchain can be suspended for maintenance, in fact, was only one service break, after which the network up and running even more smoothly, the sources said.

Ryan Jesperson of Tezos Foundation, which manages the developers, said that the network is already not less than 400 validators and that the community “is developing a number of exciting technologies.”

After running the only validator was Tezos Foundation, but later the company engaged a third-party validators. Recently, Jesperson also published in his blog a number of conditions concerning cooperation with the company and grants, and described some of the problems that preceded Tom, as he took office. Recall that Johan Gevers, the previous President of the Foundation, formed by record ICO ($232 million) in July 2017, let their actions run of the Protocol.

Jesperson come to grips with the business improvement company, creating a new team and starting cooperation with the audit firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

According to CoinMarketCap, with a market capitalization of XTZ is now about $954 million, the trading volume in the last 24 hours is $3 million.