A TRIBUTE TO THE PEOPLE WHO DEFINED CYPHERPUNK,
DESCRIBED THE IDEA AND WROTE THE CODE.
11 NFTs + 11 Physical collages
The first NFT platform that uses the Bitcoin Liquid Network instead of Ethereum or Counterparty.
The Liquid network is a bitcoin sidechain where transaction fees are denominated in L-BTC, Liquid Bitcoin,
which is pegged 1:1 to bitcoin.
Thirty years after, eleven creators of idea and code are putting on masks again, the same masks as in Wired magazine, May 1993.
However, this time the masks take the form of raw painted profiles of the eleven individual faces.
Wide-eyed Satoshi Nakamoto, the king who left his imprint only in code, is in the middle, on either side of him, the creators and ideological founders of cypherpunk, with their eyes closed, dreaming of digital freedom.
The title of the series is based on an introduction in which Timothy C. May presents the readers of the Mailing list with the text of The Crypto anarchist manifesto.
GIF 5120x2880 px.
11 Physical collages
13.7x17.7x1.5 Inch, 35x45x4 cm, framed:
The collage is composed of 4 parts, from the top
1. mask / black ink and white tempera
2. cypherpunk's name / inkjet printer
3. head silhouette / black ink, inkjet printer
4. background / black ink, screen printing
Each part of the collage is under separate glass
so it gains distance from the previous layer,
5 layers of glass in each frame with a total depth of 1cm.
anonymous creator (s) of the decentralized Bitcoin cryptocurrency,
and inventor (s) of the blockchain technology
Sun Microsystems' fifth employee;
co-founder of the Cypherpunks and the Electronic Frontier Foundation; project leader for FreeS / WAN.
Timothy C. May
former Assistant Chief Scientist at Intel;
author of A Crypto Anarchist Manifesto and the Cyphernomicon;
a founding member of the Cypherpunks mailing list
founding member of Cypherpunks;
author of A Cypherpunk's Manifesto
The technical roots of Cypherpunk ideas on topics such as anonymous digital cash and pseudonymous reputation systems,
described in his paper "Security without Identification: Transaction Systems to Make Big Brother Obsolete" (1985).
main author of PGP 2.0 and the core crypto libraries of later versions of PGP; designer of RPOW
original creator of PGP v1.0 (1991); co-founder of PGP Inc. (1996);
co-founder with Jon Callas of Silent Circle
WikiLeaks founder, deniable cryptography inventor, journalist;
co-author of Underground; author of Cypherpunks: Freedom and the Future of the Internet; member of the International Subversives.
Assange has stated that he joined the list in late 1993 or early 1994. An archive of his cypherpunks mailing list posts is at the Mailing List Archives
computer engineer, developer of the Crypto ++ cryptographic library,
creator of the b-money cryptocurrency system
inventor of Hashcash and of NNTP-based Eternity networks;
co-founder of Blockstream
inventor of smart contracts;
designer of bit gold, a precursor to Bitcoin