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…

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…

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…

Dinosaurs, Pizza, and the Periodic Table!

By now, you may using bitcoins to discover the best workout routines with Gymnut. But did you know you can also use bitcoins to stay on trend while you exercise? It’s way more fun to workout while wearing unique patterned leggings, and eatmeclothing on Etsy has you covered! In addition to leggings, the shop sells dresses, backpacks,…