- The Baking Sheet
- The Baking Sheet - Issue #181
The Baking Sheet - Issue #181
fx(hash) 2.0 launches, TrackMind on Tezos, and the Oxford upgrade is now underway!
Welcome to the fx(hash) 2.0 Era
In the ever-evolving landscape of digital art, a seismic shift is occurring, one where the underdog, Tezos, isn't just participating but leading the charge. The launch of fx(hash) 2.0 isn't just another update; it's a strategic play that positions Tezos at the forefront of the generative art era.
Tezos: The Unsung Hero of Digital Art
Since its inception, fx(hash) has been a beacon of innovation on the Tezos blockchain. Known for its energy efficiency and low transaction costs, Tezos has been the silent workhorse powering some of the most groundbreaking digital art pieces. With fx(hash) 2.0, this platform takes a bold step, integrating Ethereum while firmly keeping its roots in Tezos. This move isn't a departure but a reinforcement of Tezos's pioneering role in the digital art space.
Ethereum Integration: A Boon for Tezos
The inclusion of Ethereum, one of the giants in the blockchain world, in fx(hash) 2.0 is a strategic masterstroke for Tezos. By opening its doors to Ethereum, fx(hash) invites a new audience to explore the efficiency and creativity fostered within the Tezos ecosystem. This isn't just about sharing space; it's about showcasing Tezos's strengths to a broader audience, underlining its capability to stand toe-to-toe with giants.
The Ripple Effect on Tezos Users
For the Tezos community, the integration of Ethereum is far from a compromise. It's an opportunity for expansion and exposure. Ethereum users, drawn to fx(hash) for its innovative approach to generative art, get a front-row seat to the benefits of Tezos. This isn't just cross-chain interaction; it's a showcase of Tezos's robustness, potentially leading to an influx of new users and artists into the Tezos ecosystem, further solidifying its position as a leader in the digital art world.
A New Era of Inclusivity and Innovation
By embracing Ethereum, fx(hash) 2.0 is making a statement: Tezos is not an isolated ecosystem but a thriving hub of innovation that's confident enough to engage with other blockchain communities. This inclusivity underscores Tezos's maturity and foresight, traits essential in the rapidly evolving digital landscape.
Tezos: The Backbone of fx(hash) 2.0
As fx(hash) ventures into this new chapter, it's crucial to remember that Tezos remains the backbone of this platform. The integration of Ethereum doesn't overshadow Tezos's achievements; rather, it highlights the chain's adaptability and its pivotal role in shaping the future of generative art.
The journey of fx(hash) 2.0 is more than a technical upgrade; it's a strategic enhancement that propels Tezos into the global spotlight. It's a narrative about an ecosystem that's not content with just participating but is determined to lead and redefine the boundaries of digital creativity.
TrackMind on Tezos: Where Strategy Meets Speed
In the high-octane world of racing, a new challenger has emerged, shifting gears and expectations. It's not a new supercar or a legendary driver. It's TrackMind, a game where strategy and speed collide, all powered by the Tezos blockchain. This isn't just about crossing the finish line; it's about mastering the art of racing from the manager's seat.
The Ultimate Racing Team Manager Simulator
Picture yourself at the helm of a racing team, where every decision echoes on the asphalt. TrackMind isn't your run-of-the-mill racing game; it's a test of your mettle as a team manager. With over 3,000 scenarios, each race is a new track to conquer, a new weather pattern to navigate, and a tire dilemma to solve. It's like playing chess at 200 miles per hour.
A High-Speed Chess Game
Every scenario in TrackMind is a strategic puzzle. Will you opt for wet tires as the clouds gather, or risk slicks for that extra speed? Each choice sends ripples through the race, impacting your team's performance. The thrill isn't just in the speed; it's in the strategy. And the reward for your tactical brilliance? Unique digital collectibles, minted on Tezos.
Victory Lane Rewards
In the world of TrackMind, victory tastes sweeter with a touch of digital rarity. The tokens you earn are more than just virtual trophies; they're a mark of your skill, a digital asset you truly own. Display them, trade them, or hold onto them as a memento of your racing acumen. The Tezos blockchain ensures these collectibles are as authentic as your victory.
Ready to Burn Rubber?
So, buckle up, strategists and racing aficionados. TrackMind is calling you to the starting line. It's more than a game; it's a journey into the heart of racing, where your strategic decisions lead to digital glory. And it's all happening on the cutting-edge track of the Tezos blockchain.
Start your engines and head over to trackmind.tech. The race is on, and the track is waiting.
This Week in the Tezos Ecosystem
Mike Shinoda from the iconic band Linkin Park, dropped a bombshell of new features this week for Ziggurat holders and it's all happening on mikeshinoda.com
Unlock the Digital World with KEYS
First up, let's talk about KEYS — KEYS can be used to snag deals on digital items or to unlock hidden areas of the site.
Music to Your Ears: Token Gated MUSIC for Ziggurats Holders
Music lovers, rejoice! Ziggurats is now offering token-gated MUSIC exclusively for Ziggurats holders. This is a game-changer, giving token holders access to unique musical experiences that are just a few clicks away.
A New Realm of Digital Art: THE BAZAAR
THE BAZAAR, Ziggurats' digital art gallery, is also getting a makeover. New digital art pieces are being added, turning THE BAZAAR into a constantly evolving museum just like Tezos.
Daily Dose of Creativity: AI-Assisted DAILY AUCTION Art
And for those who crave a daily hit of art, Ziggurats introduces the DAILY AUCTION. Every day brings a new piece, a new creation — check it out at mikeshinoda.com
The #Tezpole Movement: Showcasing Creativity on Tezos
In an exciting turn of events, the Tezos community is buzzing with the launch of the #Tezpole from Art Basel and we want to keep building on that momentum.
The #Tezpole movement encapsulates the essence of what makes the Tezos community so special – its strength and boundless creativity. Participants are encouraged to mint their own #Tezpole NFT by December 24th, showcasing their unique artistic take on the theme. By displaying these creations on platform X, using the hashtags #Tezpole and #crp, artists not only get to share their work but also contribute to the rich tapestry of Tezos's digital art scene.
Adding to the excitement, there's a reward on the line. One lucky winner, chosen at random, will receive a grand prize of 500 tez.
The #Tezpole contest is designed to be inclusive, ensuring that even those who have already minted a #Tezpole meme prior to the announcement are not left out. By simply tagging #crp on their existing mint with a reply post, these early birds are automatically entered into the contest.
Calling All Tezos Artists
So, let's see those iconic #Tezpole mints! The stage is set, the community is watching, and the canvas of Tezos awaits your creativity. This contest is not just a moment in time; it's a chapter in the ongoing story of Tezos's vibrant and flourishing art community.
This Week in Tezos Development
Oxford 2 Proposal is now underway
Now is the Time to Vote — Bakers, let’s demonstrate one of the Tezos’ greatest strength, on-chain governance, and reach a community consensus. Follow all the action at Tezos Agora!
What You Need to Know: Oxford 2 in a Nutshell
Before diving deeper, here's a quick summary of what Oxford 2 brings to the table:
Adaptive Issuance and Staking Mechanism Disabled: Oxford 2 hits pause on these features, ensuring they're fully baked before going live.
Automated Staking for Bakers: A transition to an easier staking process for bakers, streamlining their operational flow.
Revised Slashing Penalties: The stakes have changed, with penalties for missteps now more proportionate.
Timelocks Reintroduced: Enhanced for better security, Timelocks are back to fortify the network's defenses.
Private Smart Rollups: A new twist in the rollup saga, offering privacy and control for specific applications.
Quality-of-Life Improvements for Developers: Making life easier for those building the Tezos ecosystem.
TezTalks Live — HomeBase Updates
Join us as we sit down yet again with Andrei Taranu, Product Manager at dOrg. Andrei is on one of the teams behind the Homebase DAO platform, the go-to DAO creation and management platform for the Tezos ecosystem.
During the stream, we'll discuss new updates coming to Homebase and how you can spin up and create a DAO in just a matter of minutes!