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Next Generation Digital Collectables Backed By Ethereum Blockchain - SteemitJohn Watkinson aka @pents900 from gaming company Larva Labs has designed 10,000 unique 24x24 pixel art images called CryptoPunks. The images are backed by the Ethereum blockchain and can all be viewed within a wallet. They are being offered basically for free, except for the cost of gas (approximately $0.11) to execute the smart contract.
CryptoPunks: An Ethereum-Based Ecosystem For Digital ArtMatt Hall and John Watkinson, the co-founders of Larva Labs, a mobile app development studio that has created some of the most popular iOS and Android applications, released their latest project called CryptoPunks, an Ethereum-based tokenized ecosystem wherein digital creators can distribute artworks in a more transparent, secure and efficient manner.
The Coming Age Of Digital Collectibles: CryptoPunksLarva Labs' new creations, collectible digital CryptoPunks, are available for a simple gas cost and are backed by the Ethereum blockchain. As part of the new evolution of collectibles, 10,000 unique CryptoPunks have been designed by John Watkinson from the team at Larva Labs.
This ethereum-based project could change how we think about digital artSomeone owns this picture. No, not the copyright to the picture. They own the picture itself. You can, of course, download a version, but that's just a copy. Someone owns the original. It is art, and it has an owner. What does that mean in the digital age?