The Baking Sheet - Issue #145

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Welcome to this week's issue of the The Baking Sheet, your weekly newsletter for all the latest and greatest in the world of Tezos.

After an incredible upgrade with Mumbai last week, this week we are focusing on New York. It's NFT NYC next week and we'll be on the ground floor providing coverage throughout the event. The Tezos community will have a significant presence with it's own summit and an event hosted by Victoria West, sponsored by Tezos Commons — Let's dive in

Tezos ❤️ NYC

The Tezos NFT Summit, a groundbreaking event for the web3 and NFT community, is set to kick off with an array of engaging and insightful activities. The summit promises to be an invaluable opportunity for artists, collectors, and enthusiasts to come together, network, and learn from some of the most prominent figures in the space.

NFT Competition: Unleash Your Creativity (Remote)

Participants are invited to submit their NFT collections in any of the three tracks – PFP, music, or generative art – for a chance to win up to 5,000 XTZ in prizes and invaluable promotion to launch their projects. Submissions are open until Friday, April 14th, and interested creators can find details and submission criteria here.

Portfolio Reviews Workshops (IRL)

Aspiring artists can attend workshops held on April 12th from 10 am-3 pm, where they can ask questions and receive feedback from renowned artists and experts in the industry. The impressive list of participants includes Sutu Campbell, Victoria West, Brian McAlister, Elena Zavelev, Anne Bracegirdle, Roger Haas, Sara Weintraub, Pierre Gervois, Jessica Hodin, and Kaloh. Reserve your spot here.

Panels & Talks Agenda (IRL)

The Tezos NFT Summit will feature a comprehensive program of panels and talks on April 12th and 13th. The event will cover a range of topics, including art on the blockchain, the future of blockchain technology, exploring new artistic practices, curatorial practices in blockchain and NFT art, and the revival of engagement in the digital fandom.

Some of the highlights include a keynote speech from Tezos co-founder Arthur Breitman, showcases from InterPOP and the California DMV, and a fireside chat on photography and NFTs featuring Valerie Whitacre and Victoria West. The event will conclude with closing remarks from Mason Edwards, COO at Tezos Foundation.

Shokunin, founder of, will curate the music for the Tezos NFT Summit and the music track in the NFT competition.

The Tezos NFT Summit is a must-attend event for anyone interested in NFTs, web3, and the future of the creative industry. Secure your spot by registering for free and take advantage of the unparalleled opportunity to learn from experts, participate in discussions, showcase your work, and network with like-minded individuals.

Tezos NFT Summit Agenda

April 12th

10:00 am Welcome to the Tezos NFT Summit - Alex Liu

10:30 am Keynote from Tezos co-founder - Arthur Breitman

10: 45 am Panel: Art on the Blockchain: Get A Glimpse of Whats Next - Brian Mc Alister, Ana Maria Caballero, Paul Schmidt

11:30 am Panel: Stepping Into the Future: Where Does Blockchain Take Us? - Manuel Rossner, Jiayin Chen, Sutu Campbell , Valerie Whitacre

1:00 pm Panel: Decoding the Digital Canvas: Exploring New Artistic Practices - Laurence Fuller, Zancan, Aleksandra Art, Sasha Stiles

1:45 pm Panel: Revolutionizing Art Experiences: Blockchain and NFT Art in Curatorial Practices - Anika Meier, George Vitale, Diana Velasco, Elena Zavelev

2:45 pm Showcase: Sneak Peek on the the Future of Digital Fandom with InterPOP - Brian David-Marshall

3:15 pm Panel: Future of Fandom: How Blockchain Technology is Reviving Engagement - Brian David-Marshall, Max Wolfe, Mason Edwards

4:00 pm Closing remarks from Mason Edwards, COO at Tezos Foundation

7:00 pm Speaker Reception (invite only)

April 13th

10:00 am Welcome back: Recap of Day 1 - Marissa Trew

10:15 am Showcase: How the California DMV put car titles on Tezos - Andrew Smith, Iryna Gerasymova

10:30 am Panel: The Art of Disruption: How Blockchain and NFTs are Changing the Art Market - Wade Wallerstein, Micol Ap, Kaloh, Richard Entrup

11:30 am Panel: Decentralization for Better Futures - Jose Andres, Valerie Whitacre, Sebastien Heimann, Nathaniel Stern

1:00 pm Fireside chat: Photography & NFTs: This isn't the first time - Valerie Whitacre, Victoria West

1:25 pm Panel: TBD

2:10 pm Closing remarks from Mason Edwards, COO at Tezos Foundation

Join us for a special event at NFT.NYC

Tez Art Connect, sponsored by Tezos Commons, brings together over 100 talented artists for an unforgettable night in New York City. The event will be held on April 11th, from 7-11 pm at the stunning The NFT Gallery

The event will showcase the artwork of various artists, while also providing a live and in-person Tez Talk space. Co-hosted by @LeslieASpurlock and @aaronvick, the event promises to be an evening of stimulating conversation, immersive art experiences, and networking opportunities.

Several special guests are scheduled to attend the event, including @LaurenceFuller, @a_tchuca, @itsltlthings, @klickdotdev, and @NaiboVisuals. The evening will serve as an opportunity for artists, collectors, and enthusiasts to connect, and exchange ideas.

Don't miss the chance to be a part of this extraordinary event at @TheNFTGallery4 in New York City. Join Tez Art Connect on April 11th and experience firsthand the transformative power of art and technology — RSVP here

This Week in the Tezos Ecosystem

XTZ News reports, Electis has partnered with King’s College London Blockchain Society (KCL Blockchain) to launch a new Tezos-based Web3 voting platform for the society's committee elections.

The secure and transparent e-voting solution utilizes smart contracts and allows candidates and voters to register with their Tezos wallets. Electis's platform enables the execution of election results through smart contracts and the automatic transfer of an NFT to the elected chairpersons. In addition to citizen engagement projects, the Electis app solution has been used for company voting and DAO governance. KCL Blockchain, a student-led organization, engages with the blockchain space through events, conferences, and research projects.

This Week in Tezos Development

Exciting news for Tezos smart contract developers! Factori's analysis command can help you discover potential issues with your code. It can identify unused storage fields, unbounded data structures, and more.

Now Streaming

Join us for TezTalks LIVE featuring Casson Trenor and Taiwanese artist Eziraros.

Casson and Eziraros are launching Turtle Vision, a generative art collection on Tezos geared towards raising funds for 5 Gyres and awareness of the dangers of plastic waste in oceans.