Cryptoart is Bitcoin in the form of Art.
It works like a piggy bank. Each art piece physically stores crypto.
Update 10/21: We’re working on an iteration for Cryptoart that will incorporate NFTs. Collectors will have a path to claiming their NFTs.
Cryptoart is storage for digital currency like Bitcoin. It’s a super easy way for anyone to physically enjoy Bitcoin without worrying about securing their computer from hackers.
Cryptoart comes in three sizes, all of which are designed to fit ready-made frames (check your local framing stores). The smallest size can also be kept in a presentation book.
Why store digital currency in art?
Aside from being cool and interesting, it’s actually a very safe way to store bitcoin. The Bitcoin protocol is extremely secure, but if your computer (or phone) gets hacked, your bitcoin can be stolen. For this reason, it’s safest to store unused bitcoin offline. This process is called “cold storage.” Cryptoart merges bitcoin cold storage with art, thus giving you a safe way to secure and visually enjoy bitcoin. The result is a new form of art– one that not only derives value from aesthetics and scarcity, but from the value it literally holds.
The art found here represents thousands of hours spent by our artists. Subject matter is researched, and each work is executed with the hope of adding to the narrative of the digital currency revolution.
Cryptoart is published with archival inks on museum quality paper. Specifically, we use 12-color giclée printers and thick Hahnemühle paper. Our certificate size (8.5″ 11″) are on Photo Rag. This feels like a semi-gloss photo on one side and a watercolor on the back. The larger prints are on a Hahnemühle German Etching watercolor paper with manually deckled edges. All of our pieces are hand-created, produced as numbered limited editions, and include a certificate of authenticity.
How does it work?
Here’s the techie speak for the technically savvy. Each piece is hand-assembled with a QR code on the front, and a “private key” under a security sticker on the back. To send money to the art piece, scan the QR code on the front with any mobile Bitcoin wallet. The QR code on the front is your Bitcoin address and is only used to add money. To retrieve the currency, remove the sticker on the back and enter the private key (a long alphanumeric string of text) into a Bitcoin exchange or Bitcoin wallet. Advanced users can exchange the private key/QR code without damaging the art piece. Alternatively, you can request a custom address.
Cryptoart is created and distributed by Austin, TX based Cryptoart Publishers, LLC. Cryptoart helps people understand, enjoy, and collect digital currencies. Cryptoart has gained notable attention and an international collector base. Highlights include The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, front page of the Houston Chronicle’s business section, and a segment on RAI5 Italian television covering art and money. Cryptoart was used as a teaching aid in the Canadian senate hearings on cryptocurrency. Collectors include Charlie Lee, ShapeShift, and a piece even hangs in the home of Justin Trudeau.
Sold out editions never reprinted
3 sizes designed to fit standard frames or collected in a binder
Beginner friendly, just scan the QR code and send
Offline storage is safe from hackers
Easy way to physically give Bitcoin
Advanced users can exchange private keys without damaging art