BITCOIN INSPIRED CREATIVITY
"21ism is creating a space for art & free expression to push out & say things that are ‘forbidden’."
We celebrate Art as The State suppresses it. Freedom over fear. Each month we spin the ‘Creative Carousel’ to feature new Artists, inspired to create by the ultimate expression of liberty – Bitcoin. Art is a language through which it speaks.
Bitcoin is an idea whose time has come. The world is being repriced in ‘sats’. Its Truth Machine is a safe haven for storing value in uncertain futures. Sovereignty through mathematics. Rules not rulers.
"Even from the youngest age I only remember being drawn to two things. Comic books, drawing and art and the other was computers, programming and video games.
Dim Zayan is a multidisciplinary artist who caught the Bitcoin bug and never recovered.
Dim believes un an expressionist renaissance as a complement to the sovereign individual. Through his work, he explores his own existentialism and seeks to expose a new layer of sensibility over subjects deemed otherwise emotionless such as finance and technology. Hi is also the author of Bulltardia, a Bitcoin comic following the adventures of Bit The Honey Badger on his way to the moon.
"Technology is the driving force of human history & there’s ultimately little anyone can do about it. Politics instead, always disappoints. I’m incredibly optimistic & excited about Bitcoin."
New Yorker, Jim Epstein, is Executive Editor of ReasonTV & writer/producer at Reason.com, the leading Libertarian magazine & video website. He’s recently produced & released an epic four-part documentary series “Cypherpunks Write Code” available free on Youtube. It chronicles the origins & history of the hackers, cryptographers & activists who built & fought to secure the foundations of digital privacy in the early Internet.
"A few other Bitcoiners & I ordered half a cow. It should be ready by March. That might be my $50K celebration steak."
For our Bitcoin Anniversary 2021 Design Block we’re featuring BTCPins. The Bitcoiner behind these dope enamel metal designs is Pardus (@pardus79). He’s based in Califonia and brews beer, cooks Tomahawk steaks and makes kick ass, enamel pin art. Pardus is a family guy who’d be keen to drop his 9-5 desk fiat job and work full time on BTCPins if he could. He’s an eclectic hobbyist whose played bass in bands and dabbled in Mead making & woodwork. Who hasn’t?
HODLONAUT & KATIA / CITADEL 21
"No one is paying us or the writers to spread certain words or narratives, because there is a feasible, applicable to life value, worth more than money itself. Across the globe, there’s a thing that literally changes people’s lives and Citadel21 is focused on exposing it."
Our Word feature this month is Bitcoin’s power couple Hodlonaut and Bitcoin Katia, the masterminds behind the glorious Bitcoin-zine, Citadel21, and stalwarts of the Bitcoin space.
Like lots of you, I have been inspired and amazed with what they have managed to create with Citadel 21. Lots of really great writing, a cypher punk ethos and fantastic 8bit style graphics.
What I appreciate more than anything, though, is that it has given a platform and a voice to lots of regular, but super eloquent and deep thinking plebs. This is where I first became familiar with the work of Croesus, Erik Cason and Dim Zayan, to mention but a few.
NICOLAS / BTCPAY
"This is lies. My trust in you is broken. I will make you obselete."
Nicolas Dorier is a French Bitcoin Dev, now based in Japan, who felt so betrayed & angry about BitPay’s malign actions during the 2017 Blocksize War that he coded an Open-Source alternative from scratch. It’s grown to become keystone FOSS (Free Open Source Software) that exemplifies, perhaps more than any project, the core ideological values of Bitcoin.
"I believe Bitcoin is the way forward & that music can be a great way to introduce it – a sneaky inception point."
In this 2021, 12 year Bitcoin Anniversary Edition of the 21ism Music Block, we’ve chosen to present Kristy Harper, a London DJ & music producer whose released an epic track featuring a sample from Eric Latham @Iamthecharacter. Kristy loves her Acid House & gritty 80s Italo Synth & is passionate about Ghanaian Funk & West African Disco.
"I’m not like a special genius or soothsayer or something but I did have the benefit of being very young. You know, I’m a digital native. I’ve known computers as long as I remember so it’s always been part of my life. So it didn’t take very much for me to rid myself of the idea that a commodity must be a physical good and that you can actually have a digital one."
There is little doubt that whenever someone first discovers Bitcoin Twitter – Michael Goldstein aka Bitstein, is one of the very first follows.
Known for his seminal article, Everyone’s A Scammer, the Noded Bitcoin Podcast with fellow Bitcoin high priest Pierre Rochard, the high signal Bitcoin repository that is The Nakamoto Institute, meat maximalist that makes even Saifedean look like a pescatarian and of course, his epic meme ability! Not many have done as much for Bitcoin as Bitstein, yet he keeps on creating stellar content.