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Bitcoin and the Arts

Year End Live Show – Bitcoin and the Arts #12

John Stuart Live on Bitcoin and the Arts

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This is another Bitcoin and the Arts podcast with John Stuart! This episode is extra special because it’s John’s last show of 2015 and it marks one full year of the B&A podcast. To help celebrate, John invited Dustin, the creator of BTC Art Gallery, for his second guest appearance. Plus, this show was broadcast live!

These two greats will be flipping through the BTC Art Gallery and chatting …

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Nobody Buys Art With Bitcoin – Bitcoin and the Arts #11

Buying Art With Bitcoin

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This is another Bitcoin and the Arts podcast with John Stuart! This month, John is chatting about some high-class artists who refuse to sell their work for Bitcoin. Some journalists from Observer recently visited a large art show and discovered that none of the artists were interested in Bitcoin. Many even scoffed at it.

Should this bother crypto-loving artists (like John)? Should we just let those people reject Bitcoin …

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Imogen Heap & Mycelia – Bitcoin and the Arts #10

Imogen Heap's Mycelia

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This is another Bitcoin and the Arts podcast with John Stuart! This month’s show is all about an idea that is still developing in the mind of singer-songwriter Imogen Heap. She calls it Mycelia, and it’s a way for artists to store every bit of information about their music (everyone that helped create it, who’s reusing it, etc.) in a decentralized manner. Combined with cryptocurrency and smart contracts, the …

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BTC Art Gallery Creator on the Power of Memes & More – Bitcoin and the Arts #9

BTC Art Gallery

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This is another Bitcoin and the Arts podcast with John Stuart! This month, John chats with Dustin, the creator of the BTC Art Gallery!

Dustin once realized that art was incredibly important, even in the Bitcoin space, but no one was organizing all of the great Bitcoin artwork scattered across the internet. That led him to create a place where all kinds of art – everything from memes to comics …

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Ascribe CEO Bruce Pon on Creative Commons, Copying, & IP – Bitcoin and the Arts #8

Ascribe CEO Bruce Pon

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This is another Bitcoin and the Arts podcast with John Stuart!

In last month’s B&A podcast, John briefly touched on a new digital rights management service, Ascribe. The platform allows users to generate authentic versions of digital content, like music and images, that cannot be legitimately duplicated – just like Bitcoins!

This month, the company’s co-founder and CEO, Bruce Pon, is on the show to give a more detailed …

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Taylor Swift, Streaming, Ascribe, & Why My Music Is Free – Bitcoin and the Arts #7

Bitcoin Music Streaming

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This is another Bitcoin and the Arts podcast with John Stuart!

To kick things off this month, John will spend some time chatting about Ascribe. It’s a new service that uses the Bitcoin blockchain to manage intellectual property. It also claims to protect copyrights by crawling the internet for illegal copies of art. John will explain how it all works, what he thinks about copyright in general, and why Ascribe …

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Bitcoin Crowdfunding – Bitcoin and the Arts #6

Bitcoin Crowdfunding

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Welcome to another edition of John Stuart’s Bitcoin and the Arts podcast! This month’s show is all about Bitcoin crowdfunding. Many services, like Swarm and Lighthouse, are working hard to perfect the concept by using Bitcoin to improve decentralization. John will touch on how Bitcoin can eliminate trust from the crowdfunding model, the true spirit of crowdfunding, and much more.

Below are some of the articles he’ll cover this month.…

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WCN’s Art and Bitcoin – Bitcoin and the Arts #5

Blockchain Music

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This is John Stuart’s fifth Bitcoin and the Arts podcast!

First up this month, John will recap some of the live broadcast we did to announce the #DontExposeEvil meme contest winners. He’ll explain why he thinks art can be such a powerful medium and why memes are perfect for spreading the messages of Bitcoin and peace.

Then later in the show, he’ll review the following Art and Bitcoin episode that …

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