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The Voting Has Started!

This is the shortlist for the next induction to the Crypto Hall of Fame:

– Erik Voorhees
– Roger Ver
– Julian Assange
– Rodolfo Andragnes
– Sergio Lerner and
– Ralph Merkle

Our selection committee will decide who of these crypto pioneers will be inducted to the Crypto Hall of Fame at the Latin American Bitcoin Conference in El Salvador. The voting process has started, we will disclose the results on November 19th.

The Crypto Hall of Fame Goes El Salvador

Diego Gutiérrez (centre) gets inducted to the Hall of Fame at Bitcoin 2021 which took place Miami in June 2021.

A new member of the Crypto Hall of Fame will be inducted at the Latin American Bitcoin Conference, which will take place in El Salvador from November 15 to 20.

This is the process:

Everyone can suggest candidates via this form. Please use it to make sure your favourite crypto pioneers are on the short list!  The deadline for this is November 1st.

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The ‘Crypto Hall of Fame’ Switches to RSK’s Smart Bitcoin Contracts

The Crypto Hall of Fame has switched from the Ethereum to the Bitcoin network, using RSK technology to create smart contracts and Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs). The first portrait of a digital pioneer which has been minted as a Bitcoin-based NFT is the one of Diego Gutiérrez Zaldívar, who happens to be the founder of RSK. 

The previous 11 portraits of Crypto pioneers such as Satoshi Nakamoto, David Chaum, Nick Szabo or Vitalik Buterin have been minted as ERC 721 tokens on the Ethereum blockchain and will stay like that. For the remaining 10 portraits, the Crypto Hall of Fame will use RSK smart contracts based on Bitcoin.

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Crypto Art Collectors’ Workshop NYC

On June 14th we will organise a workshop for art collectors, gallerists and artists in which we explain what you need to know about Crypto Art and NFTs. Please note that the venue has changed: It is now the The Tagine, 221 W 38th Street. Time: from 6 to 8pm. Please register here.

This is the schedule:
18:00 What is Crypto Art? – Aaron Koenig (Moonstock Gallery)
18:30 How NFTs are disrupting the art world – Adrian Garelik (Flixxo)
19:00 How to buy and sell NFTs – Randy Schwarz (Global Boost)
19:30 Q & A, Hands-on demonstrations
20:00 Drinks & mingling

Here is the location on Google Maps:

Call for Entries: Crypto Culture

We will organise a new exhibition in our online 3D gallery and in various cities around the world – and we want YOU to be a part of it.

The topic is: Crypto Culture. What do we mean by this? All those memes and funny expressions that you only understand if you have been around in the crypto space for a while – things like HODL, Honey Badger, Satoshi, Lambo, To the Moon, you name it.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a book, see the cover below.

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Interview with Steve Wand

For this episode of our crypto art show Café Moonmartre we have interviewed the Canadian crypto art collector and entrepreneur Steve Wand. He runs his own gallery BitBuzz in the virtual world Decentraland, as well as the Digitible Building which hosts events and exhibitions.

His new venture Not Fungible offers exclusive artworks from well-known crypto artists. It is also an incubator which helps new artists succeed in the crypto space.