An Ethereum enthusiast, Sebastián Brocher who is a technology entrepreneur with an artistic mind plans to launch a unique art form. Brocher told BCFocus that his project CryptoArte (Ethereum art collection and non-fungible token) is going to be launched on MainNet this week.
The project is defined as, “a multi-disciplinary project that blends together the Ethereum network, an art collection, a non-fungible token, and a decentralized application.” By launching the art collection, he hopes non-fungible token, and the decentralized app will help the Ethereum community to grow by fostering awareness of the technology in an accessible and fun way. He also believes that the paintings will provoke thoughtful conversations around blockchain technology. It will make people more aware of what the Ethereum blockchain is, how it works, and how it can be leveraged.
Ethereum art collection
CryptoArte collection currently consists of 9,895 unique paintings. Each painting represents 576 consecutive blocks of the Ethereum blockchain through a meaningful combination of shapes, colors, decorations, and more. Each painting illustrates 576 Ethereum blocks by organizing them into 18 rows of 32 consecutive blocks each. The first and last blocks are decorated with their corresponding block numbers and timestamps. All other blocks are decorated by 4 corner triangles that serve as a form of “security mark” while bringing a vitreau or node/network effect to the paintings.
Block miners are represented through a shape or icon within each block. Their shapes are unique (i.e.: no two miners will ever have the same icon) and remain constant throughout the entire collection. Blocks also have other properties, such as a background color, a miner color, and transparency settings that encode different signals. Each painting also has a highlighted block where its miner icon wears a “golden” border. The highlighted block number and painting number relationships are left as a simple math exercise to the reader. Some of the paintings will be offered for auction too at OpenSea.
CryptoArte is also an Ethereum non-fungible token (ERC721). Each token issued will represent a unique painting and match the paintings’ SHA-256 hash stored on the blockchain and displayed on the CryptoArte website. They will make our smart contract and its interface public soon.
One can browse through the entire collection on the CryptoArte website. The website is also an Ethereum Dapp that integrates with web3 and MetaMask. This integration allows painting owners with MetaMask installed to securely download the full resolution images of their paintings free of charge by signing a transaction with the account that owns the corresponding token. Once available, it will also allow painting owners to order signed prints and other formats.
Image via CryptoArte
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