The Baking Sheet - Issue #11

In celebration of the anniversary of the Tezos network launch, the Tezos Foundation, Tocqueville Group, and Tezos Commons are sponsoring events around the globe throughout the month of July! Join us to reflect on progress made, socialize, network and discuss the path forward. For updates on locations follow @TezosCommons on Twitter or visit this Medium Post

Upcoming 1 Year Celebration Parties:

Claim Your Engraved Ledger Nano

To celebrate the Tezos community and the progress made over the past year, the Tezos Foundation is giving away free Ledger Nano S hardware wallets to all fundraiser contributors who have activated recommended allocations and those who will activate in the near-future.

$1 Billion STO on Tezos Blockchain

Banco BTG Pactual S.A., Latin America’s largest standalone investment bank, together with Dalma Capital, a prominent Dubai asset manager, announced today plans to utilize the Tezos blockchain for Security Token Offerings (STOs). By utilizing the new platform for digital securities transactions, the financial institutions address a deal pipeline in excess of $1bn for existing and prospective token issuances – with an outlook to utilize Tezos to tokenize a wide variety of traditional and alternative investments.

This is second large STO announced on Tezos, the first belongs to Elevated Returns in which they will be tokenizing $1 billion of real estate on Tezos. In addition to these recent developments, TokenSoft announces it's support for security tokens on the Tezos Blockchain. The CEO of Tokensoft explained why they chose Tezos:

Tezos X IDEO

We’re thrilled to share today that the Tezos Foundation and TQ Tezos are jointly supporting the IDEO CoLab Startup Studio program as launch partners!

A renowned international design firm widely credited with inventing the practice of design thinking, IDEO created CoLab as a collaboration platform to connect the most forward-thinking organizations and technologies around the world to foster innovation. The firm selected Tezos as one of the Layer 1 protocols for the brand new Startup Studio program.

TQ Tezos will help blockchain startups and entrepreneurs participating in the Startup Studio program, serving as a resource for projects built on the Tezos blockchain. Working with a global leader like IDEO is a great opportunity to put Tezos in the hands of some of the brightest minds across multiple industries.

Tezos Foundation Weekly Update

Weekly updates across the Tezos Ecosystem

Grantee Spotlight: TezTech Studio

TezTech Studio provides an update on their activities this year so far including their plans for TezBox, Sona, and Velos. TezTech also unveiled a sneak peek of their new game 'Rise of the Magni'

Tezos Explainer Series: 'Inflation Funding'