Introducing the “Do What You Love” interactive crypto art and upcoming NFT auction.
In January of 2020, as part of Miami Bitcoin week, my wife Brittany and I teamed up with the incredible “Do What You Love” artist Sergey Gordienko (Insta: @DoWhatYouLove.artist Website: DoWhatYouLove.art)to create the world's first NFC-enabled crypto painting and physical bitcoin faucet.
NFC-enabled crypto painting? Yes! Within the painting, there are 44 Swiss Key NFC Bitcoin card wallets. The cards are super innovative bitcoin wallets that securely store crypto and use NFC technology to communicate with mobile devices. Each card is its own Bitcoin wallet and unlike other wallets, you cannot back up the card wallets, which means that the card contains the only copy of the private key. In other words, whoever can access the cards can access the funds on them. By putting the cards permanently into the painting we have created an artistic creation that contains 44 different wallets.
Using a mobile app you can tap the painting and search for Bitcoin using NFC technology.
If you find bitcoin on one of the embedded cards, you can use the app to input your bitcoin address and transfer the bitcoin from the painting to your personal wallet. In this sense, the painting is a bitcoin faucet; we have all the public keys recorded so anyone can send bitcoin to the painting, and in order to move the coins from the card you need to scan and interact with the cards.
When making this we were creating it with the intention of fusing the technology into the art to see what would happen. Sergey’s “Do What You Love” message combined with his collection of crypto art made it truly fitting to collaborate and throughout the production, he poured his creative genius and talents into every step.
We unveiled the painting at the Miami Bitcoin Hackathon where crypto OG’s including Nick Spanos and Jeremy Gardner were the first to interact with the painting.
Following that, we took the painting to the Wynwood Art District in Miami to see how the public would interact with the art. Simply stated, we were blown away by how excited and intrigued the public was by the art and the experience.
We asked about a dozen people if they would be interested in trying to find bitcoins in the art. The NFC technology in the art is so smart that if you put your android phone over any card it will cue you to download the Tangem app that allows you to scan and interact with the cards. Once you have the app you can then start tapping the cards in search of bitcoin. It became a game and a race between participants. It also served as an educational portal into how Bitcoin works and resulted in the participants all downloading bitcoin wallets to be able to receive treasures that they found.
For the past year, the painting has been inspiring people to do what the love while on display at Sergey’s studio in Miami and at the Miami Bitcoin Center. It has been framed and is now ready for the next chapter in its life.
We have decided that to further fuse technology and art we will be minting a series of NFT (Non-Fungible Tokens) to release to the world. The most valuable will be a 1-of-1 NFT that will represent physical ownership of the art and we will be auctioning the art on one of the leading NFT marketplaces. Following the auction, we will ship the painting to the buyer. The auction will be held during the upcoming Miami Bitcoin Experience conference on April 21–22, 2021.
In addition to the 1-of-1; we will be minting 11 NFT’s that will be a digital representation of the painting and each NFT will get one (1) custom Swiss Key multi-asset NFC card wallet.
While the art has not changed, the technology contained within has. The card wallets are now capable of storing Bitcoin, Ethereum, ERC-20 tokens, and NFTs. What this means is the painting is now capable of being a storage and distribution portal for an almost infinite number of digital assets. It is truly incredible.
Kenn Bosak, a friend, recognized NFT expert, and the 2020 Crypto Influencer of the Year, has described the painting as the Mona Lisa of crypto art.
He was on-site for the unveiling of the art piece and here is a 360-video we shot showcasing the painting.
This art piece represents one of the most interesting fusions of technology, money & art the world has ever seen. Stay tuned for updates and follow Sergey on Instagram and check out his website http://DoWhatYouLove.art.
This creation was not possible without the spirit, talent, and dedication of Sergey and Brittany. Massive thanks to the Tangem Team for developing this incredible technology and collaborating with Swiss Key to make the Bitcoin and Ethereum NFC card wallets.