A Night of Bitcoin & Art in Brooklyn

Every time someone walked through the door of RABBITHOLESTUDIO, I felt like pulling out my camera and taking a picture – and often, I did. “I can’t believe how many people are here,” I said to anyone who happened to be standing near me. It was an abnormally warm Thursday night in early January; art covered the…

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…

The Sweetest Things on the Deep Web

A follow-up to The Journey of cybertwee into the Deep Web “It reminds me of Neopets,” my boyfriend said. We were sitting on a couch in his living room, and I had just pulled up cybertwee’s bake sale on the Tor browser, my laptop screen now filled with pastel graphics. Back when I still played Neopets religiously, bake…

Welcome to Cryptonation: An Interview with Gustavo Araújo

Do Bitcoin users think differently? Gustavo Araújo, founder and creative director of Cryptonation.soy, believes that they do. “They are usually people with a libertarian spirit, and they are more open minded,” Araújo explained to me. “The world will be transformed (and already has been) thanks to people like this.” For over two months, Cryptonation has…

A Future of Hope: Moniker Art Fair & Bitcoin

Moniker Art Fair opens tomorrow, and it’s making history in the art world by embracing Bitcoin payments. With over 80 artists displaying their work at the Old Truman Brewery, the fair will show off the best in contemporary art & urban culture as part of London’s Frieze Week. Visitors to Moniker Art Fair will have the…

#Bitcoin: An Interview with Gluten Free Bitcoins

Spam on social media is nothing new. In late 2014, Instagram purged inactive & fake accounts. Users lost thousands of followers from this action, resulting in a huge number of complaints and comments asking Instagram to bring their followers back. But by July 2015, research showed that spammers had returned to the platform since the purge, finding that…

Talking Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Segways

Lately, the branding of Bitcoin has been on my mind. When I began working in the industry, my choice was met with a lot of confusion and suspicion from people that I knew. Some of them hadn’t ever heard of Bitcoin; others had only heard that it was a method of purchasing illegal goods or a way to…