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Prospective, art in the time of blockchain

Art Market | Since its appearance in the aftermath of the subprime crisis, the term “blockchain” has triggered an enthusiastic response on a global scale. Initially considered as the basic infrastructure of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, today its potentialities are revealed beyond its initial application and they are drawing the attention of a plurality of sectors, among them the artistic scene.

Cryptocurrency Art Gallery © Namecoin/Flickr
Cryptocurrency Art Gallery
© Namecoin/Flickr

Blockchain is defined as a data storage and transmission technology. It is a type of registry characterized by its transparency (anyone can check the exchanges made since its creation), its security (in theory it is impossible to falsify) and the absence of a central organism to regulate its operation.

In the art scene, transversal spaces of reflection have developed to elaborate concrete applications of this technology and anticipate its repercussions. The Connect organized by Forbes and New Art Academy during Art Basel, and the […]

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Cryptocurrency Art Gallery © Namecoin/Flickr

Cryptocurrency Art Gallery
© Namecoin/Flickr

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