Bitcoin Graffiti: How the Economic Revolution Has Painted the Streets
As bitcoin and the idea of decentralized technologies continue to disrupt the economy there’s been a new wave of artists that use the cryptocurrency’s symbolism in many different ways. Some of these creators are fairly unknown and use graffiti to describe the revolutionary aspects of bitcoin in the rebellious form of street art.
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Over the past few years bitcoin and cryptocurrencies have become popular and last year the technology entered a new phase of attention as a good number of mainstream onlookers finally noticed this economic phenomenon. Most of the evolutionary concepts that have changed the world have always invaded pop culture to a degree and bitcoin is no different as its logo can be seen on clothing items, coffee mugs, while also being represented in paintings and murals. One thing for sure there is a hell of a lot of interesting street art that features bitcoin and other cryptocurrency symbols all around the world as the following examples illustrate.
People say graffiti is ugly, irresponsible and childish… but that’s only if it’s done properly. ― Banksy
‘Bitcoin Bubble‘ Leake Street Graffiti Tunnel, Lambeth, London
‘Fuck the IRS‘ San Francisco, California
Pascal Boyart aka “PBOY,” Paris, France
‘R.I.P Banking System‘ by Ludo, Paris, France
‘Bitcoin Is Future for Your Kids‘ Kiev, Ukraine
‘Wolf of Bitcoin‘ Deep Ellum, Dallas Texas
‘BTC‘ Street Art Tel Aviv, Israel
Czech Finance Minister Andrej Babis, Prague, Czech Republic
Bitcoin Street Art, Elder Place, Brighton, UK
Cryptograffiti Street Art, Various Cities, United States
Bitcoin is an economic renaissance and the infectious spirit behind this technology has leaked into our everyday lives. These street murals are just a small taste of what’s to come. Moreover, if you notice, many of the graffiti-masters shown above have their QR code displayed on the artwork itself and some of these artists have collected thousands from people passing them on the streets.
Cryptocurrencies are changing the lives of many and the streets all around the world can attest to this paradigm shift within some of the messages sprayed in multi-colored arrangements within our concrete jungles.
What do you think about all the street art displayedaround the world? Let us know your thoughts on this subject in the comment section below.
Images collected from the various street artists, Ludo, Cryptograffiti, PBoy, and the many unknown artists.
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