Andy Bauch wants to help you to artistically visualize and understand the rather abstract concept of cryptocurrencies, all without a need for computer science studies. His artwork hides Bitcoins and you can buy and crack the code to reveal the address and win the money in the wallets.
If you are an art fanatic or maybe hope to buy some art for your art projects or house decorations, you can consider buying artist Andy Bauch’s work because you could also get some cryptocurrencies in addition to the artwork.
Not so easy though because there are some codes to crack before you get the dollars code-hidden in the paintings. For some memories, there was another artist by the name @coin_artist who released a strange painting titled “TORCHED H34R7S” in 2015 hiding his Bitcoins in a painting that took three years to crack. The amount was drained out of the wallet in February 2018 meaning someone did crack the code. The competition for the puzzle was titled “The Mystery of Satoshi Nakamoto.”
Therefore, as a warning for this one, you might consider investing in your painting in a long-term so to speak before you can crack the code too.
He paints artwork that is actually visual representations of his cryptocurrency wallet codes. So, you could, by decrypting the encrypted passwords hidden in plain sight. However, unlock about US$10,000 worth of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. This is a good thing if you like playing crypto games — for money of course. He used a “combination of human and algorithmic input” and can provide some clue to anyone who purchases his artwork and wants the clue to help unlock the codes.
It may be a way of advertising his artwork and making himself popular, but it comes with an additional benefit altogether.
“I am attempting to help those without computer science backgrounds visualize and understand the rather abstract concept of cryptocurrencies. Also simultaneous democratizing the potential and volatility that comes along with them”.
And in last week’s Castelli Art Space in Los Angeles, he exhibited some 100,000 bricks. Thus that reveal secret keys to his wallets for various cryptos including Bitcoin, Dogecoin, Litecoin, and Cannabis coin investments. The titles of the artworks reveal the sum he originally invested: Bitcoin worth of $20, $50, $90, and so on.
He says anyone can unlock the code and get the cryptocurrencies from the artwork.