28 Feb '16, 3pm

Artists Turn to Bitcoin for Inspiration, Not Personal Finance

Artists Turn to Bitcoin for Inspiration, Not Personal Finance

When it comes to bitcoin's use as money, word-of-mouth has been its biggest asset. The journey from Internet obscurity to interest from financial incumbents has been a long one, but it started with passionate users, willing to discuss its benefits with friends, and those friends, intrigued by the idea, began to explore – and spend – the currency themselves. Bitcoin, because of its peer-to-peer design, thrives on connection. As this conversation goes viral, talk of digital currencies is spreading across the globe, and one community that has been drawn to bitcoin (and the blockchain) is artists. To date, this includes big-name festival staple Imogen Heap and rappers-turned-venture capitalists Nas and 50 Cent , among others. This may not be surprising. Prone to fringe and emerging ideas, it's a common belief that artists think differently, and bitcoin is certainly different. ...

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