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Proof-of-work: The Bitcoin artists on minting NFTs and OpenSea

Cryptocurrency Aug 06, 2022 11:00AM ET
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Proof-of-work: The Bitcoin artists on minting NFTs and OpenSea

“Art is not a thing, it is a way,” said American writer Elbert Hubbard. For Bitcoin (BTC) artists, the way is inspired by Bitcoin, its code, its philosophy and its imagery. In some cases, it’s even inspired by memes. Bitcoin has become a “lifestyle,” for some Bitcoin artists, that inspires their way of doing business, accepting payments and interacting with customers.

Cointelegraph asked Bitcoin artists what inspires them about Satoshi Nakamoto’s 13-year-old invention and whether minting a nonfungible token (NFT) would complement their “way” of doing art. After all, an NFT is a unique, digital receipt to prove ownership of a purchase that lives on a blockchain. Surely artists would want to prove ownership of the art at which they toiled away?

Lena poses with one of her art pieces. Source: justlenasart
One of FractalEncrypt's sculptures. Source: Twitter (NYSE:TWTR)
One of BitcoinArt's pieces, an astronaut in the Bitcoin universe. Source: Twitter
Lena makes a statement with her art. Source: justlenasart

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