Nitika: A conversation on the History of CryptoArt between Jason Bailey @artnome, Martin Lukas Ostachowski @MLOdotArt, and Micol @verticalcrypto, Vertical Crypto. Londong, UK (June 30th, 2021): https://verticalcrypto.art/a-conversation-on-the-history-of-cryptoart-between-jason-bailey-artnome-martin-lukas-ostachowski-mlodotart-and-micol-verticalcrypto
Martin Lukas Ostachowski is a physical artist who works with technology. His works have long processes that can take him a year or two to complete. In 2018, he tokenized his first artwork on the blockchain. While researching for his blog post, he discovered Rhea Myers, who created the first Ethereum art market smart contract four years before him. This discovery prompted him to convert his lengthy blog into an ongoing timeline.
He is fascinated by the long and rich history, which reflects what happened in the crypto ecosystem. It became his passion project. He explains that there were few applications or marketplaces initially, and most of the artwork was conceptual, centered on the currency or a darknet like SilkRoad. As the entries in the timeline grew after 2018, he began to include the dates, months, and years.
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