Who says looking at art doesn’t pay? You just have to know where to look.
Now that the wild speculation on Bitcoin’s value and the explosion of fringe cryptocurrencies has died down, what has been revealed is a contiguous conversation regarding the use of blockchain technology in the work of several artists, designers, and thinkers.
An artist helps us understand how crypto currencies are creeping their way into our global economies.
In May, painters Valentin Ruhry and Andy Boot launched Cointemporary, an online art gallery exhibiting artworks that can only be bought using the popular crypto-currency Bitcoin.
Last week, the Financial Times Alphaville blog weighed in on the whole “art as an asset/market” thing, joining the series of recent commentaries from Quartz and Felix Salmon on the topic.