21iSM BITCOIN ART COLLECTIVE
SOUND CULTURE RENAISSANCE
CURATING, CRAFTING & AMPLIFYING BITCOIN INSPIRED CREATIVITY
"We are all defined by what happens to us, the stories we tell ourselves."
Yonat Vaks’s work explores the essence of humanity. How the past is connected to the present as well as the future. The connection we have to our ancestors. In 2017 she discovered Bitcoin and has been falling down the rabbit hole ever since.
"We’re part of a global awakening and it’s great to be here at the beginning of it. It’s an unstoppable force for freedom."
Alex Gladstein works at the Human Rights Foundation (HRF). He seems like a man who has found his raison d’etre or Ikigai – the very real and human intersection of freedom and Bitcoin. Just recently, a Pleb on Bitcoin Twitter reached out to him with a desire to support human rights activists in Burma with a Bitcoin donation. Alex messaged a guy who runs a charity there who put him in touch with a network of local activists. They started an encrypted Signal group which shares traumatic updates on human rights abuses.
"You need to start the Bitcoin journey by yourself – you have to wrap your head around this thing because it’s not just money – it’s so much more."
Graphic artist, designer & musician BavarianHodl (AKA Bitkushin) hails from the streets of Munich as his twitter handle implies, he’s in the early stages of thinking about how life could pan-out living in Costa Rica as a Digital Nomad.
Sitting with his back against a jaw-dropping countryside of Costa Rica’s rain forest and lit by the early morning sun, he’s clearly delighted with his recent decision to trade the snow of Munich for the warmth of Central America.
The widely held view is that the Civil War broke out as a result of the long-standing controversy over slavery . . . Let me show you what the American Civil War was really all about.
British eccentric. Londoner. Author. Musician. Comedian. Actor. TV show host. Screen play writer. Voice over artist. Musician. Song Writer. Sound money zealot and Bitcoin OG! Dominic Frisby has many strings to his bow. One might think that a bow with this many strings would fire arrows like a hammock but in Dominic’s case each string is taut. Each arrow hurls towards its aim in an idiosyncratically elegant and lethally entertaining way.
"We want Relai to be the easiest on ramp to the best savings technology in the world, not for speculation or gambling."
Julian Liniger & Adem Bilican founded Relai 2 years ago and this is their story. Together they’ve built a Swiss Bitcoin onboarding App for Android and iOS with no registration or KYC. They started coding it at a Fintech Hackathon in Zurich and two years later, they’re looking at some eye-watering investments on the horizon.
"I got invited to play Shambhala Music Festival in 2005 & I’ve played every year since, most years in the headline spot at midnight on Friday night. I totally grew my career off the back of that."
Stickybuds aka Tyler Martens is a Canadian DJ, Producer, Musician and Educator who has toured and played sold-out shows all over the world. I first noticed Stickybuds because of a tweet he put out about his Umbrel node. This happened to coincide with me hearing his Swan Bitcoin advert on Stephan Livera (he produced the advert) and then seeing him on Swan Lounge as a guest a few days later.
"I hope to make a small contribution to create a better world for my son and others when they’re ready to inherit it."
All Bitcoiners remember the time they got Orange Pilled. For me, it was at a public protest – smoke, drums and chanting of anti-authoritarian slogans filled the night air. I was marching with my fellow peaceful placard-wielding protesters, making our voice heard. Walking alongside me was a man clad in a hoodie, jeans and V for Vendetta Guy Fawkes face mask. I was so engrossed in conversation with him, that the evening passed by in a flash. We talked for hours about a method of protest on orders of magnitude greater than what was going on around us. It completely blew my mind. The method of protest he spoke of was Bitcoin. The man I was speaking to was Selfbankt.