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…

Looking at the Stars with 2oby

“Technology’s relentless alienating march is the landscape to be explored,” reads 2oby’s Facebook profile. And true to his words, 2oby is exploring that landscape in a wide variety of ways. As an artist, he works in both traditional and digital media, examining themes like space travel, arcade games, and cryptocurrency. 2oby is also an author. His novel,…

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,…

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 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…

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…

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…