The Baking Sheet - Issue #179

Tezos Takeover at South Beach

Tezos Takeover at South Beach

We’re Coming Miami: Tezos Art Community's Vivid Takeover at South Beach during Art Basel

This December, South Beach is not just Miami's playground; it's turning into an electrifying digital art fiesta, courtesy of the Tezos Art Community. Think Art Basel with a twist of Tezos zest, splashing vibrant colors and futuristic vibes all over Miami’s iconic sandy shores.

Riding the Waves of Innovation

Since its dazzling debut in 2021, Tezos has been surfing the high tide of the art world. Valérie Whitacre of Trilitech says, "from pioneering digital showcases to blending Crypto Art with contemporary mojo, we're riding the wave of artistic ambition”. This year, they're dialing up the Miami heat with Refraction and others, ready to rock the art scene like a hurricane.

Where Digital Meets the Miami Sun

The Nautilus Hotel, from December 6th, transforms into a digital art paradise. Picture this: over 50 pieces, from groovy historical works to snazzy contemporary editions, all minted on Tezos, shimmering under Miami’s sun. And hey, it's not just eye candy – part of the dough goes to the Trevor Project, because heart matters.

The lineup? Oh, it’s like the Art Avengers - Casey Reas, Anna Lucia, and more, bridging the gap between the ethereal digital realm and Miami's tangy physical world with prints, sculptures, and all that jazz.

Tezos Art Walk: Miami's Ultimate AR Treasure Hunt

Strap in for the Tezos Art Walk, an AR scavenger hunt that’s as Miami as palm trees and rollerblades. With Eyejack’s magic, the hunt lets you snag AR masterpieces by hotshots like Iskra Velitchkova and Zach Lieberman. Imagine chasing digital treasures down Ocean Drive, with a side of Cuban coffee and an ocean breeze!

And get this – you don’t need a crypto wallet, just your Twitter handle. Collect those AR gems and you could win tez. It's like Pokémon Go, but with cooler prizes and a splash of Miami flair.

Nighttime Chats and Beats: Miami's Art Soiree

As the sun sets, the beat drops. Panels with big brains like HUObrist from Serpentine and performances from cool cats like Danny Daze light up the night. It's a mix of brainy talks and beachy tunes, all under Miami’s starry sky.

Art Meets Miami’s Salsa: A Cultural Cocktail

This ain't just an exhibition; it's Miami’s art party of the year. It's where blockchain meets salsa, where digital art does the cha-cha with Miami's soul. This event is a testament to how art can boogie with the city’s own rhythm, making every street corner a dance floor.

Miami, the New Digital Art Capital

As Tezos takes over South Beach, they’re not just showcasing art; they're throwing a digital art carnival, Miami style. It's a fusion of creativity, community, and neon-lit innovation. In this narrative, art doesn’t just imitate life; it throws a beach party with it, complete with digital fireworks and a side of Cuban sandwiches.

Tezos @ South Beach: What You Need to Know

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.

Tezos Art Community Event Schedule

🕐 1:00 PM
Tezos Community Meetup
An opportunity to mingle with fellow Tezos enthusiasts.

🕜 1:30 PM
Teia Ecosystem & Artist Gathering
Delve into the vibrant world of Teia artists.

🕑 2:00 PM
Objkt Roundtable
Engaging discussions with Objkt creators.

🕝 2:45 PM
Fxhash Artwork Tour
Explore the mesmerizing Fxhash artworks.

🕞 3:30 PM
Panel 1: Hans Ulrich Obrist in Conversation with Operator
Insightful dialogue on art’s digital frontier.

🕔 5:00 PM
Panel 2: Art & Culture on Tezos
Moderated by Victoria West. Featuring Laurence Fuller, Patrick Amadon, Empress Trash, and Andressa Furletti.

🕕 6:00 PM
Surprise Event! 🤫
Stay tuned for an exciting reveal.

🕡 6:30 PM
theVERSEverse Poetry & Graphite Method Reading
Immerse in the rhythm of words and art.

🕢 7:30 PM
Danny Daze Sound Performance
Experience the unique soundscapes of Danny Daze.

🕗 8:00 PM
House of Pris (Miami Community Radio)
Live broadcasting with Miami's local flavor.

🕘 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
DJ Set by Arthur Baker
End the evening with legendary beats.

This Week in the Tezos Ecosystem

AMA on /r/Tezos: Alexis Bonte, Non-Exec President of the Tezos Foundation Council

In an awesome move for the Tezos community, Alexis Bonte, recently appointed as the Non-Executive President of the Tezos Foundation Council, is set to host an 'Ask Me Anything' (AMA) session on Reddit's /r/Tezos.

Alexis, a seasoned investor in early-stage startups and Web3 ventures, and the co-founder and CEO of eRepublik Labs, will bring his extensive experience to the forefront of this discussion. Having been part of the Tezos Foundation Council for over three years, his recent elevation to the president's role marks a new chapter in the foundation's journey.

Bonte is poised to answer questions and share insights on December 1st, at 4:30 PM CET, promising an engaging and informative session for the Tezos community. Now is your chance to ask Alexis anything! 

This Week in Tezos Development

DipDup 7.2 | Baking Bad

Baking Bad has announced the release of DipDup 7.2, a significant update bringing new features and enhancements to its framework. This release is particularly notable for its compatibility with Etherlink smart rollups and the introduction of an API for runtime index management.

Key Updates in DipDup 7.2:

  • Etherlink Smart Rollup Compatibility: The update includes support for indexing Tezos Etherlink smart rollups, an EVM-compatible smart rollup focusing on transaction fairness, low latency, and security. These smart rollups are part of Tezos' Layer 2 scaling solutions and are versatile in terms of the programming languages used.

  • Index Management API: DipDup 7.2 introduces an API that allows users to add indexes in runtime. This can be done using basic HTTP API commands, making it more accessible and user-friendly.

  • Enhanced Configuration and Templates: The update enables users to index Etherlink smart rollups like regular Tezos contracts. It includes a demo_etherlink template for new projects, along with improved configuration options.

  • Additional Improvements: The release brings back the Makefile to the base template following community feedback, with a package manager-agnostic approach. It also includes faster indexing of EVM events and an improved generation of Pydantic typeclasses.

Baking Bad's DipDup 7.2 represents a stride forward in Tezos development tools, offering enhanced functionalities for developers, particularly those working with Tezos Etherlink smart rollups. With its user-friendly API and support for Etherlink, DipDup 7.2 is set to streamline the development process and expand the capabilities of decentralized applications.

Ligo V1 Release | Marigold

Marigold has recently unveiled an exciting update for the Ligo programming language with the launch of a new user interface on the Ligo website, following the release of Ligo V1. This enhancement is aimed at improving user engagement and accessibility.

Key Features of the New Ligo Website UI:

  • Beginner-Friendly Guides: The website now includes sections dedicated to helping newcomers get started with Ligo, providing an easier entry point for those new to the language.

  • Showcasing Current Projects: Users can explore existing projects that utilize Ligo, offering insights and inspiration for potential applications of the language.

  • Testing JsLigo and CameLigo: The site features specialized testing tools for JsLigo and CameLigo, ensuring developers have robust platforms for their coding needs.

  • Comprehensive Feature Listing: A detailed list of all Ligo features is available, helping users understand the full capabilities of the language.

  • Updated Resources: The website offers up-to-date resources, ensuring users have access to the latest information and tools for Ligo.

  • Community Engagement: Users are invited to join the Ligo community, fostering collaboration and support among Ligo users.

  • Access to Classic Entries: The updated UI maintains access to essential tools like Versions, Docs, API, FAQ, Registry, and a Search bar, preserving the utility of the website for all users.

Marigold encourages users to explore the new interface at and share their feedback, with a future focus on further enhancing the user experience to optimize learning with Ligo. This update signifies Marigold's commitment to making Ligo more accessible and user-friendly, particularly for those new to the language.

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