Two different art pieces relating to cryptocurrency have crossed paths in London this summer. The world’s first cryptocurrency-funded play will take stage in Trafalgar Studios, just a short walking distance away from where the World’s first statue dedicated to the cryptocurrency ecosystem can be seen.
Back in 2014, the play Silk Road (How to Buy Drugs Online) by Alex Oates received an anonymous donation by Bitcoin and was able to go on stage at the Edinburgh Fringe and VAULT Festival. Now the play returns to the stage in Trafalgar Studios. The story follows a young protagonist stumbling across the dark web, facing dangers and excitement. The play can be seen form August 7 upto September 1.
“...It seems clear that Bitcoin is here to stay and it was a great honour to be the first play funded by cryptocurrency - it undoubtedly won’t be the last,” Oates said commenting on his play.
The second art piece is located in South Bank, close to the iconic OXO Tower. The bronze statue “Crypto Connection” was commissioned by Eidoo, a multi-currency crypto wallet and hybrid exchange, created by Frederico Clapis. The piece is three meters high and depicts the impact of cryptocurrencies on future generations.
"We're thrilled to unveil the first crypto sculpture in the world in the creative hub of London. With the crypto space developing fast, we wanted to explore a way to communicate with a wider public using the hugely engaging medium of art. We have immensely enjoyed working with Federico Clapis who has managed to capture our intention through this awe-inspiring piece. We're delighted to warmly invite all who are interested to visit the sculpture until the 23rd June," Eidoo CEO, Lars Schlichting said.
By Nadya Astam