#10 of 10 of this panel is being auctioned on Bitify! You can find the link to bid on the auction here:
This item is now sold out. This page is for reference purposes only.
Limited to a production of only 10! This artwork was approved by Andreas himself!
Metal panels measure 20"x30" inches, weigh 4 lbs, and include 1/2" wood spacers to allow them to sit away from the wall. Metal panels are extremely reflective and look very similar to an LCD screen; it's almost as if you can see THROUGH the art! Panels are hand signed and numbered on the back.
This piece features the following quotes:
without asking, without permission, without control, without censorship, without ID
A cop can confiscate your money. A judge can sign a warrant to freeze your accounts. And a bank can do both of those things without any authorization from anyone. And there’s nothing you can do about it.
Money as a system of control supersedes all other functions of money.
they still think there’s gold in the vaults. many people do. it’s a common misconception.
Bitcoin is not currency; it’s the internet of money!
The internet of money, bitcoin, is releasing 50 years of pent up innovation in finance, because it offers innovation without permission.
it’s encouraging people to put their savings outside of the system. we are taking away the credit and the faith by presenting an alternative that some people will find more useful.
money has markets and markets discover truth. that’s what they do.
the whole thing about currency is you don’t need to know how it works unless it stops working. and once it stops working everybody needs to know how it works.
No government can resist the temptation of financing profligacy through printing; so they print, and print, and print, and they devalue the currency and inflate it to nothing.
Bitcoin is a means to switch from expressing power through voice to exit. And I think that’s a really powerful way to do it.
we’re a one human culture.
Artificial lines that you cannot see from space that divide people for no other reason than to allow control.
There are almost 200 currencies of the world, but there’s only one international currency. There are almost 200 currencies controlled by central banks and governments, but there is only one mathematical currency today, and that is bitcoin. We are going to build more of them. Cryptographic currencies are going to be a mainstay of our financial future. They are going to be a part of the future of this planet because they have been invented. It’s as simple as that. You cannot un-invent this technology. You cannot turn this omelette back into eggs.
At the end of the day, bitcoin is programmable money. When you have programmable money, the possibilities are truly endless. We can take many of the basic concepts of the current system that depend on legal contracts, and we can convert these into algorithmic contracts, into mathematical transactions that can be enforced on the bitcoin network.
I think the important insight into the nature of money is that money is a form of communication. At its very basic level, money isn’t value. Money represents an abstraction of value; it’s a way of communicating value. It’s a language.
Bitcoin will remain, in my opinion, a relentless anomaly that refuses to go away - a black swan that cannot be ignored or extinguished.
Bitcoin is not “unregulated”. It is regulated by algorithm instead of being regulated by government bureaucracies. Un-corrupted.
Bitcoin is a currency, bitcoin is a network, bitcoin is a technology and you can’t separate these things. A consensus network that bases its value on the currency does not work without the currency.
Gradually, decentralized trust will be accepted as a new and effective trust model. We have seen this evolution of understanding before - on the Internet.
Bitcoin allows the free market of ideas being flooded with innovation without the need to ask for permission
Banks warn of dangers of bitcoin because people already know of the dangers of banks and are looking for choices.
Countries rejecting bitcoin reminds me of the time when countries were resisting the Internet.
Because bitcoin is a protocol for transmitting value. It will be bigger than Internet and will accelerate Internet.
Bitcoin is money without borders.
Bitcoin is an invention that allows distributed consensus over a shared asset ledger without counter-party risk
Bitcoin will have a successor but only after fiat has been long gone and buried.
People who say that bitcoin is not or cannot become a “valid currency” are ignoring the simple, demonstrable fact that it already is.
If you want to understand Bitcoin, read the original paper instead of other people’s interpretations of it.
Bitcoin will survive the banking regulators and oppressive governments. The converse however is unlikely.
The Internet at first was controversial, geeky and very strongly resisted by governments and telcos. Repeating history with bitcoin
Bitcoin doesn’t just disrupt money. It also disrupts the models of modern corporations, macro-economics, nation-states and the Internet
The private key must remain secret at all times, because revealing it to third parties is equivalent to giving them control over the bitcoins secured by that key. The private key must also be backed up and protected from accidental loss, because if it’s lost it cannot be recovered and the funds secured by it are forever lost, too.