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1  Economy / Collectibles / Bitcoin Bhavacakra on: April 08, 2021, 07:53:40 PM

The Bitcoin Bhavacakra

Collaboration between Yonat Vaks, Mosaic.Rocks, and Chiefmonkey

It goes on auction on Scarce.City this Friday 9th April



Hand drawn, laser cut, hand painted, mosiac and cowrie shell details

https://scarce.city/products/bitcoin-bhavacakra

There's a full write up here: https://hodlr.rocks/collaborations/the-bitcoin-bhavacakra/

We will be giving away 5 of these companion books to the top 5 bidders



Hope to see you there

Chiefmonkey x



2  Economy / Collectibles / Relentless Optimism - Worlds first on a lightning network auction platform on: December 03, 2020, 04:26:35 PM
Hello folks,

Finally we have created live auctions on the Lightning Network... it's an enormous honour to be the first bitcoin artist to release a piece of work on the platform

The auction will be held on the Scarce City website https://scarce.city/ today at 19:00 UTC, 2pm ET, 11 PST


Relentless Optimism

It's a collaborative piece between myself and my girlfriend mosaic.rocks

It's is a one-off 1/1 unique piece - we couldn't make it the same if we tried

Materials: Oak Veneer top, Italian Smalti glass, high density fibre board, Beeswax, wood oil, 22 carat gold leaf... and a flame torch to singe the wings  Wink



The full description with detailed closeups and video is on my site here:

https://hodlr.rocks/collaborations/the-bitcoin-phoenix/

Twitter https://twitter.com/HodlrDotRocks/status/1334492800071716866?s=20

The postage estimate is based on going from the UK to the USA West Coast... since COVID this has doubled... anywhere else in the world it's about 1/4 the price... I also will be giving it some serious packaging




3  Economy / Collectibles / New Work - "The Invisible Hand - Satoshi Prepares for Record Breaking Highs" on: October 24, 2020, 10:29:17 AM
A return to the Satoshi Series... this is No.7

"The Invisible Hand - Satoshi Prepares for Record Breaking Highs"



Dimensions: 12inch/30.6cm diameter wide and 1.8inch/4.7cm deep

Materials: Repurposed vinyl records, high density fibre board, acrylic paint, neon paint

Price: £369 payable in BTC


The video is here: https://youtu.be/ZKKwooVZ8ZA


The Story…


Humble Satoshi had finished tending his land and took a few moments to enjoy the view of his creation… in the distance he saw the new range of a metropolis cityscape emerging

Bitcoin had started to enter fully into the consciousnesses of the masses and was beginning to be acknowledged by the all consuming city slickers

It was then the news of a pandemic really hit and the market took a tumble…
All markets round the world took a predictable nose dive… even bitcoin whose price movements seemed ambivalent to traditional markets got smacked down by the oh so very weak hands of the greedy get rich quick herd

Satoshi raised his staff and aligned it with the will of the people, the hash power and the trust, and guided it towards transactions

It didn’t to last long… laughing at the feeble fingers of the spineless greedy, the bulls began to charge, the cyberhornets and honey badgers momentarily stopped drinking on the cherry blossom and headed straight onto the action… the alpacas put on their best socks… and the hodlr’s of last resort did what they did best…

nothing…

…apart from eating a few more tacos, opening a few more beers and flamboyantly stuffing more pop corn in their faces than usual… for they indeed, loved this shit

Within a month normal the NgU factor had returned to normal


Explanation of Elements

The purpose of this piece was to bring the Satoshi Series/Story up to date, move the mountain range along a bit and I wanted to highlight a significant moment in history that highlighted the true Free Market nature of bitcoin

The 2017 peak provided great detail, but time has moved on significantly… The mountain range (bitcoin price) now spans 15th July 2019 – 28th September 2020

Just in front of it, in silhouette black, you will see the Transaction graph over the same period…




We’ve all heard of the “Invisible Hand” of the market as described by Adam Smith (The Theory of Modern Sentiments 1759)… mainstream economists say this happens today… but in truth in Keynesian economics this is usually the government getting involved…

However, we saw it here in the free market of bitcoin

If you align yourself directly to the centre of the piece you will see Satoshi’s “Invisible Hand” doing it’s thing




If you believe “We are all Satoshi” then you can see the free market here at play… good people, the bulls, honey badgers, alpacas, cyberhornets, you and I, acting in our own self interest but with a common belief, turned a manufactured situation of the weak and greedy into something that will continue to benefit us all

I love the idea of redefining what a picture frame should be… a part of the piece itself… in this case I used vinyl records as a play with the metaphor of “Record Breaking All Time Highs”

On the reverse side I reused the inner sections of vinyl to act as the hanging system for a simple screw in the wall




I laughed when I found these "CLASSICAL GOLD II" records... I can not promise they all have them... half of them do

Each piece has an NFC tag embedded and will be connected to a Certificate of Authenticity (certificate of existence) provided by Scare.City https://scarce.city/

I hope you enjoy it as much as I have making it

Chiefmonkey
















4  Economy / Collectibles / Mosaic Bitcoin Art by mosaic.rocks on: August 10, 2020, 06:00:17 PM
Made by mosaic.rocks
An established and beautiful mosaic artist (I'm biased) that I've just done a 1-off collaboration with (coming soon)
These are unique pieces and will not be repeated
If you are interested get in touch
 

Sexy Money – £175 – 29 cm X 29 cm





Money Talks Crypto Lips – £200 – 36 cm X 31 cm



5  Economy / Collectibles / Cryptoanarchy 1.0 - The pill for socioeconomic ill - just 7 left on: May 11, 2020, 11:01:34 AM
Cryptoanarchy 1.0
The pill for socioeconomic ill
30 pieces made… 7 now available


by me Chiefmonkey of https://hodlr.rocks
hope you enjoy it




Price: £200 each payable in BTC  

Dimensions: 21cm long (funny that) X 9.369cm high X 3.369cm deep


YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/O6iblbJH_Jg


First of all you see Satoshi… I based my version here on the incredible Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro… so this is Satoshi the Redeemer… in his hands you can see scales… the scales represent balance for humanitarian justice, economics, and the environment

In the background you see the rising sun of hope and that the clouds have a silver lining and to signify that despite our current dark times, good times are ahead

So what I’m saying here is that Satoshi the Redeemer is going to be delivering balance to the world

To see what is fundamental to this justice you will need to spin the piece around








The all seeing eye is now directly in the public’s sights… with transparent and censorship resistant technology like bitcoin and cryptography the tables can now be turned in the favour of the people, humanity and the environment

Healthy societies that serve first the people and the planet, operate in total transparency whilst the fundamental human right, the right to privacy is upheld

The alpha and omega, the first and last letters of the greek alphabet (since 8th century BC) support the message that privacy is the be all and end all… for privacy is the foundation of freedom of speech

The writing on the reverse side:

“Vires in numeris: SHA256” – We have strength in numbers both in terms of people and in cryptography







“Privacy is the power to selectively reveal oneself to the world” is a quote from Eric Hughes A Cypherpunk’s Manifesto (1993)








Edition number – I have made 30 in total, your edition number is labelled here


The Bitcoin Pill design… a salute...

I was originally going to do a red pill blue pill design… I still might in the future… but this made sense to do a riff off of Lucho Poletti’s orange bitcoin pill… it was also a thank you, and a salute to a fellow crypto artist for their inspiration



If you would like to buy please get in contact through here or for a speedier reply try the telegram group or twitter



Twitter: https://twitter.com/HodlrDotRocks
Telegram: https://t.me/joinchat/FhX6ig70loiPXKpEtwAhwQ


https://hodlr.rocks/cypherpunk-series/cryptoanarchy-bitcoin-pill/

6  Economy / Collectibles / Sousveillance - Observation from below - New Cypherpunk Crypto Art on: April 06, 2020, 10:33:02 AM
Sousveillance

“Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage’s whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men.”

Ayn Rand

“If the right to privacy means anything, it is the right of the individual, married or single, to be free from unwarranted governmental intrusion.”

William J. Brennan




82cm wide X 60cm high X 6cm deep
Cost £2200 (payable in BTC)
Only 5 will be made – 4 remaining
Please get in contact with me through the website https://hodlr.rocks




















Sousveillance is about the technical ability that we can have in a healthy society to allow the individual the right to privacy whilst removing the Governments practice of secrecy and making them transparent and accountable.

We can do this through the use of open source, privacy focussed and decentralised technologies… it’s early days but the basic infrastructure is there and a multitude of solutions, startups, and grass community initiatives are pioneering the way

I designed Sousveillance to look like a giant eye… the layering around the outside is representative of the organic nature of society and how blockchain technology will eventually be seamlessly blended into it… the blue cornea is made up of a hexagonal structure representing the technical nature of a decentralised technology

The pupil is the “All seeing eye”



This eye can be seen all over the world from the Freemasons to the American $1 bill to the logo of the British Security Service MI5 (logo circa 50’s-70’s)




The eye that I depict on my piece has a tear drop… the tear drop has two meanings…

1) the tear drop tattoo, which has numerous meanings, in this case it means the killing or murder of a fellow human being

2) the tear represent sadness, the game is over, the reign of oversight is coming to an end

The two circles of beings around the outside are us… humans, individuals, decentralised and working in cooperation… the technology allows us to keep an eye on the establishment, ensuring that governments are there to serve us… the tables have now been turned, we are now looking in on those who once surveilled us

The piece is finished off by an oak ply border



My original character looked more like the Guy Fawkes anonymous character



But in a moment of random 80’s’ness I stumbled upon and played Jean Michel Jarres Equinox album… it’s still a classic today… on it’s cover there were these beings known only as “The Watchers”… they eerily gaze upon you… I am hoping that my recreation of them also conveys that eeriness to those that surveil us now



Sousveillance is a term first coined by Steve Mann an engineer with numerous inventions to his name in the fields of Augmented Reality, wearable computing, and computational dynamic imaging… Sousveillance is contrasting the French words sur, meaning “above”, and sous, meaning “below”… so sousveillance is observing from below

The name Sousveillance is a word I first heard from an Andreas Antonopoulos talk and then later just as I was finishing this piece I read it in his book The Internet of Money… buy the book, but also watch the video “Bitcoin: Privacy, Identity, Surveillance and Money – Barcelona Fablab Meetup March 2016” I dropped it at 21 minutes 04 seconds where he explains Sousveillance… thank you Andreas


“It’s dangerous when people are willing to give up their privacy.”

Noam Chomsky

“I value my privacy and my personal life – and I certainly don’t exploit my personal life.”

Scarlett Johansson
7  Economy / Collectibles / "Whistleblower" second piece in the Cypherpunk Series on: January 15, 2020, 10:36:46 PM
Whistleblower
2nd part of The Cypherpunk Series
a new collection of crypto art from Chiefmonkey hodlr.rocks
Limited to 5 pieces - just 4 now available
Please see website https://hodlr.rocks




“Honesty. The best of all the lost arts.”

Mark Twain
“Being honest may not get you a lot of friends but it’ll always get you the right ones”

John Lennon
“the truth will set you free”

John (8:32)
(Some holy dude… I’m more spiritual)










8  Economy / Collectibles / The Cypherpunk Series - New Series of Laser Cut Crypto Art on: January 09, 2020, 11:24:32 AM
"The Truth Will Out"

part of The Cypherpunk Series
a new collection of crypto art from Chiefmonkey hodlr.rocks
Limited to 5 pieces - just 3 now available
Please see website https://hodlr.rocks


“In a time of universal deceit — telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”

anon

“We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false”

CIA Director William Casey

Dimensions: 47cm wide X 27cm high X 5cm deep Cost £400



The broken bar you see just to the right of Julian Assange is to show some hope in what is otherwise quite a depressing state of affairs.








9  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / So what do you think about the Bitcoin Cash Fork?... BTCABC & BTCSV on: November 16, 2018, 09:17:35 AM
I watched it unfold live on the Tone Vays stream... brilliant coverage and insight

So whose going to win out?

Is there a future for either?

Is there so much disagreement within the communities that one or both of them will fork again at some point?

Will they fork themselves into oblivion?

Can a fork from bitcoin ever be successful?

These thoughts and many more... thought I'd stick them all in to one post... please share yours

Chiefmonkey
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