CryptoPunks vs velvet ropes: NFTs reshaping how we think of Art by Fanny Lakoubay, Anne Bracegirdle, Matt Hall & Eve Sussman
All Coin Daily News Published on Jan 19, 2018 From CryptoPunks to Decentraland: The work of art in the age of blockchain revolution In his seminal essay, "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction", philosopher Walter Benjamin talks about a quasi-religious aura attached to works of art that hang in galleries.
See Lucky Dan at CryptoPunks: https://www.larvalabs.com/cryptopunks... For Christmas 1989 All he wanted was a Powerglove He didn’t get one and that was fine It didn’t mean that he wasn’t loved He wet the bed until he was 8 And his mom never let him stay Over at his best friend’s house She was always so [...]
You will find punky-looking guys and girls, but there are a few rarer types mixed in: Apes, Zombies and even the odd Alien. Blockchain games Published on Aug 29, 2018
3 minute explanation of Ethereum by inventor Vitalik Buterin. Ethereum is a platform that makes it possible for any developer to write and distribute next-generation decentralized applications. Borrowing the concept of distributed consensus and cryptographic proof that makes cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin so effective in trustless payments, Ethereum extends the use of these technologies [...]
"Whether you love them or hate them, Cryptopunks is an interesting little project made by LarvaLabs in which 10,000 24x24 pixel "cryptopunk" avatars were created and claimed by Ethereum users. Each cryptopunk's design was determined by an algorithm that randomly assigned a number of attributes to each one of the 10,000 unique avatars. These cryptopunks [...]
Decentraland is the first virtual platform owned by its users. Grab a VR headset or use your web browser and become completely immersed in a 3D, interactive world There are plenty of opportunities to explore or even create your own piece of the universe. Here, you can purchase land through the Ethereum blockchain, creating an immutable [...]
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