The Baking Sheet - Issue #119

New week, new product launch

Welcome to this week’s issue of The Baking Sheet!

Protocol Kathmandu has been activated on the Tezos network! As we reflect on this month with September coming to a close, we were met with an interesting development this week surrounding Souvie. 

In this week’s issue, we’re going to highlight the recently launched Souvie dApp -- Let's dive in!

NFT souvenirs made easy

Souvie is live

Designed to make the web3 onboarding process easier for new users at in-person events, Souvie provides a unique application for gifting NFTs and experiencing web3 seamlessly. 

Using Kukai Wallet, attendees at events will be able to instantly create their own Tezos wallet in just a few clicks and receive their NFTs along the way.

That said, I think this application is pretty neat. If you’re a brand/company organizing lots of events, this is clearly very useful for you in introducing new entrants to web3. 

The ticker to me is the sheer simplicity of it all. That’s something I feel gets taken for granted within the blockchain space, especially by those already well accustomed to creating a wallet, using it, etc. 

The last thing you would want is to have this great technology and confuse newcomers with a hurdle of onboarding steps. By getting people’s foot in the door through merely a few clicks, they’ll likely be more drawn to learn more about what they were gifted. 

Simplicity is key and in an age where attention is fleeting, positive experiences will come from the least amount of hurdles placed on a user. 

Who doesn’t love free stuff, anyway?

Tezos Foundation Biannual Update

September 2022

The Tezos ecosystem continues to grow, scaling to meet demand: from Tezos protocol upgrades featuring transactional rollups, to a commitment to developer tooling and onboarding.

At the Tezos Foundation, the last few months has seen increased efforts to support developer growth. We’re excited to share the key events, tooling and best-in-class resources in this report.

Last day to submit nominations for CRP

🚨 LAST CALL — This is the final week for submissions on who you think deserves recognition and tez for their contributions to the Tezos ecosystem. 

There is up to 5000 XTZ available for the Tezos community with all different ranges of skills and contributions. 

There are two ways to nominate:

1 - fill out the typeform below (less than 30 seconds)

2 - tag #TezosCRP on Twitter on your favorite twitter handle

This Week in the Tezos Ecosystem

Infrachain, the Luxembourg based non-profit organization for operational blockchain projects announces its contribution to the Tezos Blockchain ecosystem by becoming a baker.

Infrachain is currently running a node on the Tezos blockchain network, which is a decentralized, public blockchain that evolves by upgrading itself through on-chain governance. This blockchain network is supported by Nomadic Labs, a research and development company that contributes to the development, adoption and evolution of Tezos.

For Infrachain members that operate in the Tezos network, this is a step forward in ensuring that their transactions are baked in a selected node, i.e., Infrachain Tezos Baker, and hence avoiding contribution to unauthorized bakers.

According to Hadrien Zerah, Managing Director at Nomadic Labs

“Organizations and companies in all sectors now see the potential of blockchain. We are happy to welcome them and to see this community grow”.

“Hosting a Corporate Baker enables us to contribute to Tezos Network by supporting network sustainability, and further, we open possibilities for Infrachain members to know more about Tezos Blockchain capabilities,”

explained Dr. Adnan Imeri, Technical Lead of Infrachain.

Find out how founders are tapping into Web3 and the metaverse, and why a decentralised web is the future

Happy to announce Japan's third whitelisted market for tez and Japan's first p2p order book with our partner Huobi Japan

IMDEA Software is a research institute that has been contributing to the Tezos ecosystem since its first partnership with the Tezos Foundation to advance the Tezos protocol in 2018. The Setchain paper was showcased at the 2022 IEEE International Conference on Blockchain.

Last Friday, the Blokhaus team released their first Tezos game, Blockxer, in beta. We haven’t beaten the boss (yet!) but already have our overall impression of the game.

We dive into Andrew Klein’s brain about Web 3.0 and what part Tezos could play in the Web 3.0 revolution to come

If you’ve been reading about the Tezos ecosystem, chances are that you’ve come across the term “Liquidity Baking."

This Week in Tezos Development

We are pleased to announce the launch of a Deku Canonical betanet running on the Tezos Ghostnet. This network features better performance and stability, major improvements to the API and developer experience, and the debut of a new Wasmer-based virtual machine.

Tezos Explorer TzKT update bring changes in indexer and API, improved NFT views, new operation types support, Sirius widget and more!

It features: Notable changes in JSLigo | Fix contract not compiling in presence of meta-ligo terms

New charts have been added to Tezos Smart Contract dashboards, displaying share of block space used and baker fees paid.

GetBlock Deploys Tezos (XTZ) Blockchain Nodes for Web3 Development.

Blockchain application development differs from conventional application development in that the backend uses smart contracts.

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