“The NYC Ethereum Meetup on August 9, 2017 at the StackOverflow offices in Manhattan featured an art theme with a short intro to research in cross blockchain interoperability. First up was Matt Hall and John Watkinson who created CryptoPunks. The CryptoPunks are 24×24 pixel art images, generated algorithmically. Most are punky-looking guys and girls, but there are a few rarer types mixed in: Apes, Zombies and even the odd Alien. Every punk has their own profile page that shows their attributes as well as their ownership/for-sale status on the Ethereum blockchain. http://www.larvalabs.com/cryptopunks Next, Ryan John King presented FOAM DAO, an early project that resided at the intersection of blockchain technology, architecture and art. Their first project Foamspace was awarded 1st place in the Storefront for Art and Architecture and New Museum IDEAS City Contemporary Arts 2015 Street Architecture Prize Competition for the project Foamspace. Their second project The Tropical Mining Station was featured at the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial and most recently recreated for the Ethereal conference. Ryan John King is the co-founder of FOAM an Ethereum protocol for geospatial coordinated and FOAM DAO, a decentralized architecture office. FOAM DAO is working on the design and production of technology and buildings for the next generation of cities. Our office is an open network composed of an international team of architects that have lectured, published and exhibited with major global cultural institutions. https://www.foamdao.space —–art https://foam.space —protocol Finally, Matt Spoke, CEO of Nuco based in Toronto gave a short introduction to Aion, a “third generation blockchain” approach to interoperability between different chains. https://aion.network

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