Two-Factor Authentication Now Supported

Security is important to us at Coin Cafe, so we’re excited to announce that two-factor authentication (2FA) is now available to all of our users. Two-factor authentication is a great way of adding an additional layer of security to your account. When 2FA is enabled, two separate elements are required for certain actions – your Coin Cafe account…

Talking Pop Art & Bitcoin with Alex Vera

No matter what you paint, it means different things to different people. I like that. – Alex Vera Alex Vera‘s art career began with a reproduction of a painting of Mickey Mouse for a friend, and it’s since turned into gallery shows & an exhibit at Art Basel in Miami. “The funny thing that came out…

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…

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…

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…