Is Bitcoin the Future of Academics?: NYU Finance Dept Chair Weighs In

  Digital currencies, bitcoin, and blockchain technology continue to prove their staying power in the ever evolving world of technology. Universities now recognize the need to educate their students about these innovative technologies and the potential they have for the future. In 2014, New York University (NYU) became one of the first universities to be…

The Plantoid: A Chat with Primavera De Fillipi

Artist & researcher Primavera De Filippi has created a new species. It’s called the Plantoid, and it’s difficult to describe in a single sentence. At first glance, it’s a mechanical sculpture, but taking a closer look, mechanical creature (the term used on the Okhaos website) is a far more accurate description. The website also describes the…

The Hidden Paintings of Russell Rukin

At first glance, Russell Rukin is a portrait painter – an excellent portrait painter, in fact. In each of his works, he carefully captures the expression of the model, evoking different feelings within each painting. However, there’s often more to his work than meets the eye. No part of the canvas goes unused. In m1,…

Building a Better Future for Creators on the Blockchain

We envision nothing less than a comprehensive ownership layer for the internet as a registry for all media. – ascribe whitepaper “On the Internet, it’s difficult for creators of digital content to get compensated fairly for their work,” the ascribe whitepaper begins. In my own daily browsing, I see examples of this quite often. People…

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…

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 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…

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…

“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…

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…