The Baking Sheet - Issue #138

NFTs, Digital Identity, Traceability for commodities. Come and get it all on Tezos.

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

Another week down in 2023 and another great week for the Tezos ecosystem. We chose to do this newsletter on a weekly basis because of how much information, news, and developments happen within the global Tezos community. Let's dive in on the headlines —

Altme joins the EBSI

Altme, a leading provider of Self-Sovereign Identity solutions, has announced its compliance with the European Blockchain Services Infrastructure (EBSI), backed by the European Commission and 29 European countries. This compliance is in line with the evolution of European regulations regarding crypto assets.

As the growth of Decentralized Finance (DeFi) and crypto assets continues to attract governments' attention, Altme is poised to play a crucial role in providing a regulation-compliant wallet that supports official documents for authentication and ID verification checks in the Web 3 ecosystem.

Altme wallet, available on the iOS and Google Play stores since 2022, is one of the first crypto wallets to fully support digital assets and digital identity. By becoming EBSI conformant, Altme provides its users with the ability to store, manage, and share official digital ID documents, such as diplomas and ID cards.

"Altme is excited to be part of the European Commission vision for building a trustworthy digital environment", says Hugo MIR, Chief Marketing Officer at Altme. "Web 3 needs compliance, and decentralized identity solutions like Altme will play a key role to improve trust and ensure bad actors are kept out."

The EU crypto regulatory landscape is rapidly evolving, and Altme is ahead of the curve, already compliant with regulations such as the "Travel Rule" (TFR) and MiCA, which will affect all crypto transactions within the EU starting 2024. This announcement opens the door for millions of European users to leverage their data for secure authentication and verification checks in the blockchain ecosystem while protecting their privacy and personal data.

With its user-friendly interface and privacy-preserving features, Altme wallet offers a game-changing solution for secure, regulation-compliant, and trusted transactions. This new generation of crypto identity wallet is going to enable a new web experience based on trust, ownership, and privacy by giving people and organizations direct control over how, when, and where their personal information is shared.

The Altme wallet is a significant step forward in the world of decentralized identity solutions. It provides users with control over their data, enhancing privacy, security, and convenience in the digital age. It is also a significant development in the growing demand for regulation-compliant crypto wallets and identity solutions. As the EU regulatory landscape continues to evolve, Altme's compliance with EBSI, TFR, and MiCA positions it as a leading solution for crypto asset storage, management, and digital identity verification in the EU.

Rarible adds more support for Tezos

Rarible, one of the leading NFT marketplaces, has recently integrated Tezos listings into its marketplace aggregator, opening up a range of new opportunities for artists, collectors, and enthusiasts.

The integration means that Rarible users will now be able to explore and purchase NFTs from a range of popular Tezos-based marketplaces including Versum, Objkt, fxhash, and Teia. This will give them access to a diverse range of unique, high-quality NFTs, including collections from some of the leading artists in the space.

The Tezos integration will see NFT collections from leading artists like XCOPY, Blake Kathryn, Killer Acid, and John Karel listed on the platform. These artists are known for their innovative, cutting-edge work, and their NFT collections are highly sought-after by collectors and enthusiasts alike. By adding these collections to its marketplace aggregator, Rarible is providing its users with access to some of the most exciting and unique NFTs in the space.

Rarible's decision to integrate Tezos listings comes at a time when the Tezos ecosystem is experiencing significant growth and interest. Tezos is a blockchain platform that offers advanced smart contract functionality and low transaction fees. It has emerged as a popular choice for NFT creators and collectors due to its scalability, security, and ease of use.

This Week in the Tezos Ecosystem

Green Earth Trading, a Tallinn-based company with operations in Ghana, has announced the development of a new blockchain-based traceability solution for commodities. The project, which has been supported by the Tezos Foundation with a grant, aims to provide transparency around the sustainability of commodities, and ultimately drive supply chain management for farmers and producers, including the smallest and most marginalized.

After four months of intensive development, GET has delivered a proof of concept (POC) that demonstrates the feasibility of a bi-directional traceability solution for commodities that can be run on Tezos. The POC is open source, with a dynamic graphical user interface and several smart contracts written in archetype, as well as a dedicated mini-indexer.

The traceability system for commodities and corresponding financial movements, which uses stable coins, is based on publicly documented contracts and protocols. The aim is to build a scalable and reliable technology that will be used for tracking the origin of various commodities. Currently, GET is working on palm and maize, but the plan is to extend the scope from the region in Ghana to Sub-Saharan Africa and India in the future.

In the longer term, GET aims to introduce a protocol and related ecosystem that fosters the development of data analysis tools based on the information stored on the blockchain and on the InterPlanetary File System to detect fraudulent operations. The company also plans to improve the GET solution by developing new features and operating an integrated platform.

The next step for GET is to integrate the platform with Altra.House, a platform that allows property fractionalization in a couple of clicks, to provide liquidity as plots of land. This partnership will enable GET to offer more value to farmers and producers, who can then use the liquidity to further invest in their farms.

By bringing transparency to the supply chain and making it accessible to all stakeholders, including the smallest and most marginalized farmers and producers, the GET solution has the potential to create a more equitable and sustainable supply chain for commodities. With plans to expand to other commodities like coconut, shea nut, cacao, and coffee in the future, the GET solution has the potential to make a significant impact in the agricultural industry.

Announcing the CRP winners for January

Every month we distribute up to 5000 tez to the community for their contributions to the ecosystem

February Nominations are open — nominate on who you think deserves Tez for their contributions — it only takes 30 seconds on typeform or tag #TezosCRP on Twitter/Reddit/Discord/Telegram

We will be using Kukai’s DirectAuth as the method of distributing the awards to our winners. Awards will be sent directly to the winners’ Reddit, Twitter, or Gmail accounts provided within 72 hours

For those who do not have a Reddit, Twitter, or Gmail account, please set one up as awards will be sent to those user handles.

If you have any questions about the process, please feel free to contact us.

Electis has received PrivacyTech certification

Electis, a company focused on developing secure and reliable voting systems, has announced that their Tezos-based blockchain electronic voting solution has been awarded the Privacytech label for excellence in privacy protection. The solution was audited by AFNOR, an internationally recognized organization that specializes in the development of standards, certification, and audit services.

The Privacytech label is awarded to companies that have demonstrated their commitment to ensuring the protection of personal data through the implementation of robust privacy policies and practices. In order to receive the label, companies must undergo a rigorous evaluation process, including an audit of their privacy management system, as well as an assessment of their privacy policies and practices.

The Tezos blockchain platform is well-suited for electronic voting systems, as it is designed to be scalable, secure, and reliable. In addition to providing a secure and transparent platform for voting, the Tezos blockchain also allows for the development of smart contracts, which can be used to automate the voting process and ensure that votes are counted accurately.

With the use of the Electis Tezos-based blockchain electronic voting solution, voters can be assured that their personal information is protected, and that their vote will be counted accurately. The solution provides an efficient and secure way to conduct elections, and has the potential to revolutionize the way that elections are conducted in the future.

This Week in Tezos Development

A new version of "breathalyzer" has been released, which is a unit testing and integration framework for LigoLang for Tezos. The latest version includes fixes for some typos and also introduces a colored output. If you have any feedback or opinions, please share them

Factori keeps expanding its capabilities. In addition to OCaml and Typescript, It now also generates smart contracts SDKs in Python and C#.

The Developer Success team at TriliTech is inviting developers building on Tezos to participate in a survey. The Tezos Developer Survey has been launched and is expected to take only 5 minutes to complete. The team is keen to hear from developers working on Tezos and would appreciate their input.

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