Brekkie ⚒ 🦢

Brekkie ⚒ 🦢

20-12-2021

01:56

1/ “The Cryptographer’s Stone” is my first finished stone sculpture, and it goes up for auction on @scarcedotcity this Tuesday. 🔗 #Bitcoin Art #thread 🧵

2/ This piece is inspired by the Rai stones used for hundreds of years as money on the Yap Islands in the Pacific, which I first learned about in @saifedean’s The Bitcoin Standard.🙏 More than that, this piece is a synthesis of old money and new.

3/ To me, it represents our progression from imperfect stores of value susceptible to corruption, to Bitcoin, the purest, most unassailable form of money we have ever seen. 📷 @anilsaidso

4/ I decided to title this piece the “Cryptographer’s Stone” as an ode to Satoshi and the many Cypherpunks and cryptographers who paved the way for the genesis of Bitcoin. It is also a reference to the “Philosopher’s Stone,” a mythical substance that…

5/ …could turn base metals into gold and help one achieve immortality. I view Bitcoin as the realized dream of alchemists long past. Whether it is the transmutation of energy into value or of lesser money into better money.

6/ Bitcoin in my mind embodies many attributes of the Philosopher’s stone. Even when it comes to immortality I see parallels, for while our earthly bodies will decay, the marks we leave behind on the Time Chain will never fade, giving Bitcoiners a valid claim on immortality…

7/ …in much the same way that beautiful stone sculptures have given their creators a legacy reaching far into the future.

8/ This piece was carved using hammer and chisel from a solid block of limestone, taking ~100 hours or 600 blocks. It features an @OPENDIME from Coinkite, and it was finished with a gold wax that works to protect the stone as well as highlight some of its natural grain.

9/ Please note, this Rai stone will probably not be accepted as legal tender on the Islands of Yap. Attempting to purchase coconuts in Yap with this Rai stone is likely illegal. If you do not understand this reference it’s time to read The Bitcoin Standard.

10/ Interested in seeing more stone carving? Check out this thread on my other auction taking place at the same time:

11/ Thanks for reading and following along with my progress. Please retweet to spread the word about the auction and consider placing a bid!🙏



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