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The Cryptographer’s Stone

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mars
December 22, 2021 7:55:47 PM UTC

15,000,000 sats

0.15 BTC

December 22, 2021 7:55:32 PM UTC

14,500,000 sats

0.145 BTC

mars
December 22, 2021 7:52:57 PM UTC

14,000,000 sats

0.14 BTC

December 22, 2021 7:52:38 PM UTC

13,500,000 sats

0.135 BTC

mars
December 22, 2021 6:37:03 PM UTC

13,000,000 sats

0.13 BTC

December 22, 2021 5:03:18 PM UTC

11,000,000 sats

0.11 BTC

mars
December 22, 2021 5:02:01 PM UTC

10,500,000 sats

0.105 BTC

December 22, 2021 5:01:28 PM UTC

10,000,000 sats

0.1 BTC

mars
December 22, 2021 5:00:17 PM UTC

9,500,000 sats

0.095 BTC

December 22, 2021 5:00:06 PM UTC

9,000,000 sats

0.09 BTC

mars
December 22, 2021 4:58:40 PM UTC

8,500,000 sats

0.085 BTC

December 22, 2021 4:57:41 PM UTC

8,000,000 sats

0.08 BTC

mars
December 22, 2021 4:35:04 PM UTC

7,500,000 sats

0.075 BTC

December 22, 2021 4:34:37 PM UTC

7,000,000 sats

0.07 BTC

mars
December 22, 2021 4:33:29 PM UTC

6,500,000 sats

0.065 BTC

December 22, 2021 4:31:33 PM UTC

6,000,000 sats

0.06 BTC

mars
December 22, 2021 4:25:50 PM UTC

5,500,000 sats

0.055 BTC

December 22, 2021 4:24:04 PM UTC

5,000,000 sats

0.05 BTC

mars
December 22, 2021 4:22:58 PM UTC

4,600,000 sats

0.046 BTC

December 22, 2021 4:22:39 PM UTC

4,500,000 sats

0.045 BTC

mars
December 22, 2021 4:22:37 PM UTC

4,100,000 sats

0.041 BTC

Paco Pasqual, Bachelor of the Arts
December 22, 2021 4:19:01 PM UTC

4,000,000 sats

0.04 BTC

mars
December 22, 2021 4:10:42 PM UTC

3,700,000 sats

0.037 BTC

December 22, 2021 4:10:08 PM UTC

3,600,000 sats

0.036 BTC

Paco Pasqual, Bachelor of the Arts
December 22, 2021 4:10:00 PM UTC

3,500,000 sats

0.035 BTC

December 22, 2021 4:14:26 PM UTC

3,300,000 sats

0.033 BTC

mars
December 22, 2021 3:55:12 PM UTC

3,200,000 sats

0.032 BTC

Paco Pasqual, Bachelor of the Arts
December 22, 2021 3:54:17 PM UTC

3,100,000 sats

0.031 BTC

mars
December 21, 2021 11:10:26 PM UTC

2,600,000 sats

0.026 BTC

December 21, 2021 10:54:40 PM UTC

2,500,000 sats

0.025 BTC

mars
December 21, 2021 10:18:48 PM UTC

2,300,000 sats

0.023 BTC

December 21, 2021 9:44:09 PM UTC

2,200,000 sats

0.022 BTC

December 21, 2021 8:16:24 PM UTC

2,100,000 sats

0.021 BTC

December 21, 2021 8:07:46 PM UTC

2,000,000 sats

0.02 BTC

December 21, 2021 8:07:14 PM UTC

1,600,000 sats

0.016 BTC

December 21, 2021 8:06:58 PM UTC

1,500,000 sats

0.015 BTC

December 21, 2021 8:01:47 PM UTC

1,000,000 sats

0.01 BTC

This piece is my first, finished sculpture carved in stone. It is inspired by the Rai stones used for hundreds of years as money on the Yap Islands in the Pacific. More than that, it is a synthesis of old money and new. To me, it represents our progression from imperfect stores of value susceptible to corruption, to Bitcoin, the purest, most unassailable form of money we have ever seen.

I decided to title this piece the “Cryptographer’s Stone” as an ode to Satoshi and the many Cypherpunks and cryptographers who paved the way for the genesis of Bitcoin. It is also a reference to the mythical “Philosopher’s Stone,” a substance that could turn base metals into gold and help one achieve immortality. I view Bitcoin as the realized dream of alchemists long past. Whether it is the transmutation of energy into value or of lesser money into better money, Bitcoin in my mind embodies many attributes of the Philosopher’s stone. Even when it comes to immortality I see parallels, for while our earthly bodies will decay, the marks we leave behind on the Time Chain will never fade, giving Bitcoiners a valid claim on immortality in much the same way that beautiful stone sculptures have given their creators a legacy reaching far into the future.

This piece is carved from a solid block of limestone. It features an Opendime from Coinkite, and it was finished with a gold wax that works to protect the stone as well as highlight its natural grain. An imperfect sculpture in a world of machine made perfection, I intentionally chose to leave some chisel marks visible. Please note, this Rai stone copy will not be accepted as legal tender on the Islands of Yap. Attempting to purchase coconuts on Yap with this Rai stone is likely illegal.


Materials: Limestone, an Opendime

Dimensions: 6in x 7.5in x 2in

Weight: 6 ½ pounds

Time: ~600 blocks


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