Kialara Brings Collaboration to the New Signature Series

“I would challenge artists: Ask not what Bitcoin can do for you. Ask what you can do for Bitcoin,” Max Mellenbruch told me. Mellenbruch himself is certainly taking that challenge to heart with his Kialara, a physical Bitcoin that doubles as an intricate & breathtaking art piece. First announced in a Reddit post last year, the Kialara immediately became…

Tying Bitcoin into Your Wardrobe with Cyberoptix

What’s the classiest way to communicate your passion for cryptocurrency? How about a subtle & stylish Bitcoin tie? Recently, Cyberoptix Tie Lab announced that all of their products would be available for purchase with Bitcoin – including ties with a new cryptocurrency-inspired pattern. Since 2005, Cyberoptix Tie Lab has been bringing unique designs to neckties and…

Getting a Buzz with Bitcoin

I don’t love the taste of coffee. I do like the taste of coffee with a bunch of added milk and sugar, but I don’t like the extra calories – or the cost. And I’m not alone in my beverage preferences; plenty of other people drink coffee in the mornings solely for the caffeine without loving the…

The Importance of Documenting Bitcoin in Art

“Logos, like flags, are created to capture the allegiance of a community,” writes Ray Istre. “In my art, I contrast the Bitcoin logo with other historical forms of money, such as coins and paper money.” Ray Istre is an accomplished & prolific artist, with a background ranging from large scale murals to the first poster…

Art Toys & Bitcoin Gods: An Interview with Bazak

“Some years ago, I traveled to Tokyo and found out about the world of art toys, and I fell in love with it,” Bazak explained to me. Although the About page of his website describes the Barcelona-based artist first as a graphic designer, I was especially intrigued by his passion for art toys. “I could not…

The Search for Breakthroughs in Blockchain Technology

Lately, it seems like everyone is excited about blockchain technology. When I attended Blockchain New York, the technology was praised for its immense potential by banks, startups, and investors alike. Bitcoin was mentioned from time to time, as one may assume, but the name of the conference perfectly matched the audience’s true interest. The companies…

Bitcoin Brushstrokes: An Interview with Pierre Bourque

To me, art is passion. My passion. And my work is all about the pursuit of that passion. – Pierre Bourque Pierre Bourque is a politician, a NASCAR driver, a journalist, and an entrepreneur. He’s invented his own blend of coffee, and he created the first ever Canadian Bitcoin postage stamp. And somewhere in between…

Bitcoin Artwork for a Cause: An Interview with cryptograffiti

Bitcoin enthusiast cryptograffiti has found a new use for credit cards – cutting them up and using them to create Bitcoin-themed artwork. The pseudonymous artist uses his art to demonstrate Bitcoin’s disruption potential and to show his disdain for the banking industry. Upon taking a closer look at his collages, one can make out the…