The latest craze in digital artwork is Crypto Art. A lot of artists have been jumping on the bandwagon, most notably Web Artist Eminiased and his Edible Art project. Others have been collecting famous faces from around the web and creating collages based on them. But the edibles are not the only things getting Crypto Art ready. More data-debatable pieces have been coming out as well. And, in fact, some are straight silly dabbits.
Since then, various other data-debatable pieces have vied to fill the void. Most are dada experiments or clever stunts meant to test the limits of the emerging cryptocameraship. Some are works-in-miniature of famous figures like Picasso or Banksy. Some still have a certain cryptogrammatic bent. But the thing that sets them apart is the artistry of combining a few stickers with a few bits of code. Each piece is unique and that’s what makes it Crypto Art, even if no one will be able to tell that a sticker bearing an artist’s name was once part of a viral marketing campaign.
As this craze takes off, artists are coming up with more creative ways of putting stickers on things, such as their faces. In one corner, you’ll find stencil graffiti artists putting brand names on their own walls. Others are going digital and turning stickers into a new form of currency. Artists are experimenting with different applications for NFTs (new digital currency) and coming up with tokens that can be exchanged at online stores. All this has artists like HODL (heads on diarrhea Lifelong), thinking big.
Bittbox: Exciting Development in this Field
In the last few years, cryptocoin-like objects have been popping up everywhere, including the World Wide Web, the Department of Defense, and even the White House. This trend has accelerated with people’s concerns over NSA leakers. Since cryptosystems are not known for their efficiency, designers are trying to come up with better ways to use these objects in clever ways. For instance, a smartphone may contain a non-functional hidden cryptocoin that has the capacity of taking payments for goods and services. The tokens could be used as “tickets” to enter special events or online shopping.
A good example of a new application is an app create by Sean Gallagher, a photographer based in Dublin, Ireland. His project called Mintpocket launched on the Apple Store last month. It allows consumers to create their own custom t-shirt or hoodie that contains a QR code. If someone happens to scan the code, he can instantly gain access to a website where he can buy the item using his credit card. Other collectors have also created websites that allow users to interact with collectibles such as bitcoins and NFTs.
The Use of Crypto Coins
Another exciting development in this field is a site call Bittbox, which allows its users to store and share digital files. Users can use their Bittbox as a storage unit for music or movies. Their unique feature is that they are capable of supporting the transfer of either a classic or non-classic image. As more people learn about the benefits of owning and using non-fungous tokens, artists will continue to push the boundaries of both tradition and innovation.
As the world of digital art continues to evolve, we expect to see more inventive uses of tokens. Even if they do not become a widely used form of currency. They are sure to become an irreplaceable aspect of any contemporary artistic production. Cryptocurrency artwork is sure to make waves in the future. Whether they are accept as payment or use as gifts, artists around the world will continue to push the limits of creativity. The very definition of a contemporary artist will likely expand to include the use of crypto coins.