The Baking Sheet - Issue #122

Tezos, Tacos, Shopify, and Art

Welcome to this week's issue of The Baking Sheet! Lot's to cover this week while Tezos is making its rounds in the art scene in Paris at the 'STATE of the ART' event in collaboration with PARIS+ PAR ART BASEL. The exhibition highlights the generative art movement on Tezos with a live minting experience by (fx)hash.

Tezos, Tacos, Shopify

Web3 automation platform Taco, which reward customers with branded tokens and NFTs, has integrated Tezos’ high-performance blockchain. The alliance will help unlock special access and benefits to non-fungible tokens affiliated with Tezos as they become available to Shopify users via Taco’s loyalty program.

Taco’s integration into Shopify enables brands deepen their connection with customers and increase retention through loyalty rewards, gamification and ownership. It also helps them leverage web3 to quickly launch engaging consumer experiences, such as games, membership tiers, reward points and referral programs that deepen connection.

In turn, Taco allows users to pick from their Shopify products list to quickly build the NFT utility that unlocks exclusive products, discounts and experiences. The platform takes care of deploying smart contracts, creating the NFT, notifying customers that they can claim their reward, airdropping without consumers paying gas fees.

“The Taco app’s recent integration of Tezos gives Shopify stores around the world a new way to engage with customers and plug into the rapidly growing Tezos NFT ecosystem. More and more brands are choosing to deploy their NFTs on Tezos due to its low gas fees and energy efficiency, creating a rich environment for innovation,” said Edward Adlard, Commercial Director at Trillitech.

Tezos has become one of the world’s most popular blockchains for non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Thanks to its fast and cheap transactions, where many other blockchains struggle, Tezos seems to excel as a far greener alternative.

Of course, there are also scaling factors as Tezos focuses on security and array of upgradeable features that have garnered it a lot of interest throughout the years.

“We loved how easy it was to airdrop Tezos NFTs at the flograppling ADCC world championship; with Taco’s shopify integration, we were able to instantly add utility and reward members with exclusive giveaways and prizes. We did this all in record time without having to write any code,” added James McCombe, Director at Future Kimonos

This integration continues the path of adoption for Tezos and continues to solidify Tezos as the premier blockchain NFTs. Lastly, The one key underlying strength for brands choosing to deploy NFTs on Tezos is the on-chain governance. Tezos continuously upgrading with clear consensus means there will be no forks and all the value remains on one chain.

Talking Tezos with Arthur and Kathleen

Ark Invest's podcast, FYI - For Your Innovation, featured the co-founders of Tezos, Arthur and Kathleen, on their latest episode.

Arthur and Kathleen Breitman, who decided to build a blockchain technology that ensured the original spirit of the technology was preserved. Arthur and Kathleen are the creators of Tezos, a public blockchain that enables decentralized governance by allowing self-amendments. In today’s conversation, we dive into the underlying Tezos protocol and discover the various ways people are applying it. We learn what a rollup is, the different versions of rollups, and what data availability is as a concept. Hear about their approach to scaling, how scaling has changed from a research to an engineering problem, and why the Breitman’s believe gaming will catalyze the next wave of users of blockchain technology.

Now available to to stream on Spotify and Google -- listen on fascinating history of Tezos and where the future is heading towards.

This Week in the Tezos Ecosystem

The exhibit will be on display to the public starting October 20, with the speaker series kicking off on Friday, October 21.

New platforms, techniques and forums continue to transform the curation, ownership and display of works of art.

Tune in to the Paris+ par Art Basel live stream and explore how generative artists are leading this constant evolution.

This is a continuation of Part I where I started covering the fundamentals of Tezos’ underlying technology and why it is the “Dark Horse” of the crypto space.

NFT gaming platform Balthazar DAO is pleased to announce it is adding Tezos to its list of supported blockchains to help build the future of Web3 gaming through Balthazar’s newly released infrastructure product, Babylon.

To start testing on Ghostnet you will need some test tokens. Head over to and connect your favorite wallet to the site.

The team behind Crunchy Network is beyond excited for the upcoming release of is the first decentralized fractional NFT platform on Tezos.

Be Twin Lines creates both a digital and a physical ecosystem around NFTs. The project will have a Metaverse experience where you can showcase your NFT and admire other versions.

We’ve all likely came across the phrase “the metaverse” at one point or another in the past year. Promises of grandeur augmented reality themed worlds pervaded the popularity of generative avatar…

In this short update from Tezos Domains, we will look at the new secondary market feature — direct offers, September news, and updates.

Acurast has reimagined the concept of bringing off-chain data and computation on-chain, creating a platform where developers can access real world data within their applications through a streamlined…

Kora has announced that it has received an undisclosed amount from the Tezos Foundation. It has also adopted the energy-efficient Tezos blockchain to power its app carbon footprint app.

The IPFS is the interplanetary file system in which Tezos NFT marketplaces store content. Why interplanetary? The joke is that judging by the download speeds, the data is downloaded from Mars.

We are used to NFT marketplaces operating as a classifieds board. Sellers post offers and buyers accept them or offer their prices. ArtDEX, however, offers NFT trading via liquidity pools.

This Week in Tezos Development

In our first two tutorials, we created the cookie-clicker state machine and played with it using the deku-cli binary. In this 3rd tutorial, learn how to bake a cookies and other buildings with HTTP requests from a front-end application.

Tickets are first-class tokens in Tezos. Contracts can mint tickets, store tickets, and transfer tickets to other contracts.

The EGG Web3 Incubator program aims to help Tezos developer teams in the Asia-Pacific region turn their ideas into reality.

It features : Blocks per minute (BPM), Transactions per second (TPS), and Block level

Now Streaming

NOW LIVE — Join us for TezTalks LIVE featuring Samuel Bourque, Product Manager of Umami Wallet

Created and developed by Nomadic Labs, a team renowned for its work and experience done on the Tezos blockchain. Umami is a Tezos desktop wallet that combines best-in-class features to deliver a smooth user experience for both beginner and advanced users.

🎬 Stream: YouTube

Join us for Tuesday/Tezday | Episode 08

Next week we will be featuring the charismatic founder of Mavryk Finance, Alex Davis, on our weekly Tuesday/Tezday Twitter Space.