Using a combination of bank note and digital painting styles, this art piece, titled “Creation and Destruction” presents a new take on the proliferation of Bitcoin and its inherent duality, representing both the creation and destruction of global money systems.
The image tells a visual story with plenty of details and messages within. For example, each small circle on the right-hand side contains a collage of fiat money being engulfed in flames. If you look closely you will find much more.
The artwork uses references to eastern mythology, with analogies highlighting the importance of bitcoin as a money system and…
Here is my first art piece inspired by Bitcoin traders: “Market Maker”
I chose the title “Market Maker” because this image takes on two meanings.
Anyone who’s been…
The thought that the development of artificial intelligence (AI) will one day trigger runaway growth is scary to a lot of people. Depending on how well you understand the technology and its implications, you might feel anywhere from excited to terrified about the future for AI, and maybe even a little bit of both.
Back in 2011 during my university days, I stumbled upon the concept of the singularity and have been fascinated since.
When I first started learning about the concept of the singularity, I came across Ray Kurzweill, who wrote the book “The Singularity is Here: When Humans…
As blockchain technology becomes more widely adopted, demands on the performance and scalability of these distributed networks are increasing rapidly. This topic is widely discussed within the cryptocurrency and blockchain community due to issues the top cryptocurrency projects have had with scaling the speed and number of transactions (i.e. Bitcoin and Ethereum).
Although Ethereum has been by far one of the biggest breakthroughs in blockchain technology, it is far from ready to scale to meet the needs to mass adoption and mainstream applications with many users. …
“He is a self-described cryptocurrency advocate, and despite having a master’s degree in science of finance, his current job has one objective: to convince as many people as possible about the potential of cryptocurrencies through art. To do this, he has developed an artistic propaganda project promoting the use of cryptocurrency, under the pseudonym hodlcrypto.”
Doing your own research (a.k.a. “DYOR”) is a common mantra that’s used frequently across the cryptocurrency and blockchain communities; and for good reason.
There’s been a serious trend in the crypto world for projects to drive hype due to large partnership announcements, and in some cases, even announcements about upcoming partnership announcements.
The award for the most notable case of the crypto announcement about an announcement goes to Justin Sun, CEO of TRON (TRX), who has been known to use this as a tactic to market his project on Twitter.
We live in a world where privacy is undervalued by many and maybe even ‘dead’ in many ways.
Facebook, Google, and the other tech giants know nearly everything about you, and many people have adopted the mentality of “if you don’t have anything to hide, then you have nothing to worry about.”
Consumers continue to adopt technologies that further compromise their privacy and seem to have no issue with it.
In order to believe in the crypto revolution, it’s important to understand the fundamental aspects of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology that make it so revolutionary.
The 3 key characteristics of cryptocurrencies are that they are trustless, immutable, and decentralized.
Bitcoin is a cryptographically secure currency that was created to be used universally for payments, similar to cash. It was also created with the vision of Bitcoin replacing of all forms of fiat currency in mind.
As Bitcoin is the first cryptocurrency ever created, it is the first to exhibit the 3 key characteristics we will cover later on.
Investing and trading cryptocurrencies is almost entirely speculative as the technology is still quite young and there are no widely accepted and reliable valuation metrics to use for valuing coins as investments.
Therefore it is highly psychological and emotional for some people. For these reasons, the high volatility and fear-greed cycles continue to drive investor decisions to buy & sell in ways which, to put it lightly, are against their best interests.
It’s human nature to listen to FEAR, UNCERTAINTY, and DOUBT (FUD) in order to protect your investments. In fact, it is a protective mechanism for you to pay…
This piece is a tribute to John McAfee for famously tweeting that he will eat his dick on live tv if the Bitcoin price does not reach $1 million by the end of 2020.
When I predicted Bitcoin at $500,000 by the end of 2020, it used a model that predicted $5,000 at the end of 2017. BTC has accelerated much faster than my model assumptions. I now predict Bircoin at $1 million by the end of 2020. I will still eat my dick if wrong. pic.twitter.com/WVx3E71nyD
— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) November 29, 2017
Although McAfee’s previous Bitcoin price prediction…