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…

The Journey of cybertwee into the Deep Web

“Chicago has a thriving club scene, and the first time I heard about Bitcoin was when I was in college and people were talking about buying ecstasy from Silk Road,” Gabriella Hileman told me. “I was like, how could you possibly avoid being tracked doing something like that?” Violet Forest had a similar story: “I…

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…

Etsy & Bitcoin: The Little Brit Shop

A family’s passed down passion preserves the history and speaks to you about the stories of generations past. – The Little Brit Shop In my continuing hunt to find the best Etsy products available for Bitcoin, I came across The Little Brit Shop. The shop was filled with antique finds from around the world, from vintage…

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…

Promoting Bitcoin with Style: An Interview with Pro Crypto

On a quest to add Bitcoin clothing to my wardrobe, I realized that there are a lot of terrible options out there. Images of bitcoins just slapped onto a plain white background, blocky text declaring common cliches, the “I Love NY” logo reformatted over & over again… Luckily for me, Gordon Ligon & Marty Payette…

Creating the Colors of Bitcoin: An Interview with Emily Clanton

Sometimes, my Instagram browsing turns into something a little bit more productive, like when I happened upon the Bitcoin-related artwork of Emily Clanton. The particular painting that I found depicted the Trezor hardware wallet, and I was intrigued by the idea of painting innovative technology in such a traditional way. While today’s link between art and…

Tasting a Bit of the World with Bitcoin

What is MunchPak? MunchPak is an assortment of the best snacks from around the world delivered to your home, dorm room, or office as often as you would like. When I first heard that MunchPak accepted Bitcoin, I knew that I had to try the subscription service immediately. I ordered three months of the MunchPak…

A Modern Love Story: OkCupid & Bitcoin

“I used Bitcoin to purchase an OkCupid membership, and thanks to the A-List features, I met my wife!” At one point, this sentence wouldn’t have made much sense. But now, online dating and digital currencies are both disrupting current systems, and thanks to OkCupid, you just might find love with Bitcoin. Although the primary features are free to use, the online…

“We Should Brave The World”: An Interview with Julia Tourianski

A little over a year ago, Julia Tourianski declared Bitcoin’s independence and taught people how to be a “Bitcoin hater”. The declaration, a compilation of strong voices from the Bitcoin world, stated, “We declare bitcoin’s independence. Bitcoin is sovereignty. Bitcoin is renaissance. Bitcoin is ours. Bitcoin is.” Tourianski has since been working to promote the message of…