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Clothing retailer Gap launches NFT collection on Tezos

Fashion brand Gap has released its first collection of NFTs in collaboration with Brandon Sines, the artist behind Frank Ape. Through the gamified digital experience, customers can unlock the opportunity to buy digital art by Sines and a limited edition, physical Gap hoodie. “Gap has always been at the intersection of music, art and culture, so we are excited about this growth opportunity in the digital space with artists like Brandon Sines,” said Chris Goble, chief productofficer and general manager …

Layer by Layer Issue 16: Governance Update

December 23, 2021, 9:18AM EST • 14 min read Quick Take In this weekly series, we dive into some of the most interesting data and developments across the Layer 1 blockchain landscape, from DeFi and bridges to network activity and funding Some of the most significant changes to L1 blockchains this year have come from protocol upgrades enacted through on-chain governance This week, we check in with the latest governance decisions and proposals among L1 ecosystems, including Terra, Cosmos, Tezos, …

Layer by Layer 2021 Review: Part 2

December 15, 2021, 3:40PM EST • 32 min read Quick Take This is a section from The Block Research’s upcoming 2022 Digital Assets Outlook report L1 chains have undergone significant upgrades this year, with many non-EVM compatible chains specifically optimizing for performance and growth Over time, blockchains are becoming increasingly interconnected as teams focus on enabling value transfer between L1s Cross-chain bridges have grown dramatically this year, becoming major sources of capital movement between chains Join The Block Research for …

How Tezos’ biggest NFT marketplace was raised from the dead

Quick Take The founder of the Tezos-based NFT marketplace Hic et Nunc decided to step away from his project — by unexpectedly pulling its frontend.  After brief panic and confusion, the Hic et Nunc community managed to get the marketplace up and running again.  Here’s the story of how Web3 tools helped the Hic et Nunc community resurrect the largest NFT marketplace on the Tezos blockchain.  This feature story is available to subscribers of The Block Daily. You can continue …