The Baking Sheet - Issue #178

Reflecting on Tezos: A Thanksgiving Feast of Innovation and Fibonacci's Harmony in Web3

Reflecting on Tezos and Dreaming of the Future

Reflecting on Tezos: A Thanksgiving Feast of Innovation and Fibonacci's Harmony in Web3

On a day like Thanksgiving, it's customary to reflect on what we're grateful for – family, friends, health, and, increasingly, the technological advances that shape our lives. Today, I want to explore how Tezos, a trailblazer in the blockchain space, mirrors the spirit of Thanksgiving and the mathematical elegance of Fibonacci Day, representing a feast of innovation and harmony in the Web3 world.

Tezos: A Cornucopia of Web3 Innovation

At its core, Tezos is not just a blockchain; it's a blueprint for the future of the internet. This Thanksgiving, we see Tezos as a table laden with the bounties of decentralized technology – a place where everyone is welcome to contribute and share. Like a Thanksgiving feast, Tezos brings people together, fostering a community where everyone can interface directly and seamlessly, without intermediaries. This user-governed approach is the essence of what Web3 should be – a movement by the people, for the people.

Institutional-Grade Security: The Safe Haven of Web3

Just as we seek the comfort and security of our homes during Thanksgiving, Tezos offers a secure foundation for the digital assets and applications of tomorrow. By utilizing languages like OCaml and Michelson, Tezos prioritizes safety and code correctness, ensuring that the future of Web3 isn't just innovative, but also secure and reliable.

Governance by the People: The Democracy of Web3

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, where everyone has a voice at the table, Tezos embodies democratic principles in its governance. The platform's design enables active community participation in decision-making, mirroring the collaborative and inclusive spirit of this holiday.

The Fibonacci Harmony: Tezos’ Efficient Algorithm

Fibonacci Day, celebrated on November 23 (11/23, reflecting the Fibonacci sequence), highlights patterns and ratios that appear in nature and art. Similarly, Tezos' Proof-of-Stake algorithm is a masterpiece of efficiency, requiring significantly less energy and cost. This sustainable approach is akin to the harmonious patterns of the Fibonacci sequence, showcasing a balance between technological advancement and ecological responsibility.

A Forkless Future: Tezos' Continuous Evolution

Like the endless spirals of the Fibonacci sequence, Tezos is designed to be seamlessly and endlessly upgradeable. Its on-chain upgrade mechanism, which has been proven 14 times already, ensures that the platform can adapt and evolve without disruptive forks, a feature that resonates with the continuous flow of nature's patterns.

Liquid Proof-of-Stake (LPoS): The Inclusive Table of Web3

Tezos’ LPoS mechanism, an evolution of DPoS, democratizes participation in the blockchain. It's like a Thanksgiving dinner where everyone – regardless of their stake size – has a seat at the table. This inclusive approach fosters a diverse and vibrant community, echoing the spirit of Thanksgiving.

A Thanksgiving Reflection on Tezos and Web3

As we gather around the Thanksgiving table this year, let's reflect on how Tezos, much like Fibonacci's sequence, brings order and harmony to the chaotic world of blockchain (especially this past week). It's a platform that not only powers the Web3 revolution but does so with the same spirit of inclusivity, security, and sustainability that we cherish in our Thanksgiving celebrations.

Tezos is forever.

Tezos @ South Beach

As the sun-kissed shores of Miami prepare to host the world's art enthusiasts during the famed Miami Art Week, a digital wave is set to hit the coast. Tezos, a name synonymous with pioneering blockchain technology, is marking its grand return to the event. This year's Tezos presence at Miami Art Week is brought to life by none other than Refraction.

A Melting Pot of Creativity: "Most diverse presentation to date" isn't just a tagline; it's a promise. Tezos is rolling out the red carpet for its creators, collectors, and partners. Whether you're a seasoned Tezos enthusiast or someone just dipping their toes into the blockchain waters, the event promises an immersive journey. Timed perfectly with Art Basel Miami, it's the rendezvous point for the global Tezos art community.

What's on the Agenda:

  • Date to Remember: Circle December 6th on your calendar as Tezos takes over the Nautilus Hotel.

  • Exhibitions & Drops: An exclusive showcase of digital art pieces, awaiting your appreciation.

  • Engaging Panels: Dive deep into discussions with leading voices from the Tezos community.

  • Showcases: Experience the best of Tezos, from innovations to success stories.

  • Celebrating Achievements: For the existing Tezos community, it's a time to champion the triumphs of creative innovation across platforms.

  • Introduction to Tezos: New to the Tezos universe? Get a crash-course on the global success and spirit of its creative community.

With anticipation building, spots are filling up fast. Don't miss the opportunity to be part of this monumental event. Reserve your place now at and dive into the fusion of art and technology with Tezos at Miami Art Week.

This Week in the Tezos Ecosystem

Project Vigicard, the app to track drug allergies on Tezos

Reported by XTZ News, the Tezos Foundation has announced its support for Project Vigicard, a pioneering mobile application designed to enhance the monitoring of patients with drug allergies. This application is a collaborative effort between esteemed allergists from Montpellier University Hospital and Web3 experts at Codinsight, utilizing the Tezos blockchain technology.

The Vigicard project, initiated by Dr. Anca Chiriac and Prof. Pascal Demoly, addresses a significant public health concern related to the misinformation and improper use of potentially allergenic drugs. With 5-10% of Europeans affected by declared drug allergies, the application aims to improve the identification, treatment, and management of these allergies. Interestingly, only about 20% of reported allergies are confirmed when proper allergy tests are conducted.

What You Need to Know:

  • Project Collaboration: Developed by allergists from Montpellier University Hospital and Codinsight, leveraging Tezos blockchain technology.

  • Public Health Concern: Addresses the issue of misinformation and improper use of allergenic drugs; targets the 5-10% of Europeans with declared drug allergies.

  • Allergy Misdiagnosis: Research shows only about 20% of reported drug allergies are genuine, highlighting a need for better diagnosis and management.

  • Blockchain Utilization: Chosen for its immutability, security, and real-time data sharing capabilities, essential for sensitive medical information.

  • Tezos Blockchain Features: Selected for its reliability, enhanced security, and eco-friendly protocol, ensuring long-term application stability.

  • Clinical Decision Support System (CDSS): Plans to integrate CDSS for managing drug allergies, a pioneering step in medical technology.

  • Clinical Trial and Expansion: A clinical trial at Montpellier University Hospital will test the application, with potential expansion across Europe and adaptation for other allergy types.

The application's development on the Tezos blockchain ensures the immutability and security of patient data, allowing for real-time sharing with authorized healthcare professionals. The Tezos blockchain's reliability, security, and low-energy protocol are key factors in its selection for this project.

Vigicard also intends to include a clinical decision support system (CDSS) for managing drug allergies, a first in the field. A clinical trial at Montpellier University Hospital's allergy unit will assess the application's effectiveness. The project's success could lead to its expansion across Europe and potentially adapt it for other types of allergies, like food allergies, enhancing patient care and monitoring.

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This Week in Tezos Development

Announcing Octez v18.1 | Nomadic Labs

Nomadic Labs has announced an update to Octez, now available:

Octez v18.1 Release Highlights:

  1. Critical Fix: Octez v18.1 addresses a significant issue where full and rolling snapshots were getting corrupted during export.

  2. Upgrade Recommendation: It's highly recommended for snapshot providers to upgrade to Octez v18.1 as soon as possible to avoid the snapshot corruption issue.

  3. Snapshot Version Update: Version 18.1 updates the snapshot version to v7. This means that snapshots created by v18.1 nodes are incompatible with older Octez nodes, including v18.0. However, v18.1 nodes can still import snapshots from v6 and earlier versions.

  4. Advice for Node Operators: Node operators are advised to upgrade to v18.1, especially when recovering from snapshots. This is important to note because the long-term availability of functional v6 and earlier snapshots is uncertain.

  5. Further Information: For detailed information, including the full changelog and update instructions, visit the Tezos GitLab page for version 18.1 here and the Tezos Agora forum announcement here.

Gas Station API | Marigold

Following the recent introduction of Marigold’s Gas Station API, it is now open for testing. This development represents a significant step forward in improving user experience for decentralized applications (dApps).

Key Highlights of Marigold's Gas Station API:

  • User-Friendly dApp Integration: The Gas Station API is designed to enhance the user experience for dApp users. By using this API, developers can offer smoother interactions within their applications.

  • Gas Fee Coverage: One of the API's key features is the ability for dApp developers to cover the gas fees for their users. This can significantly reduce barriers to entry and improve overall user engagement.

  • Ideal for Video Game Developers: The Gas Station API is particularly well-suited for video game developers, offering them a tool to create more seamless gaming experiences on blockchain platforms.

  • Informative Resources: To understand more about the Gas Station API, Marigold has provided an ‘About’ page which offers comprehensive information. You can visit it here.

  • Demonstrative Examples: Marigold also provides a web demo application and a Unity-based demo game to showcase the API's capabilities. These can be accessed here for the web demo and here for the game demo.

The introduction and availability of Marigold's Gas Station API for testing marks a notable advancement in the realm of dApp development. It opens up new possibilities for developers, particularly in the gaming sector, to create more engaging and user-friendly applications. With resources and demos readily available, Marigold invites developers to explore and leverage this new tool to enhance the dApp user experience.

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