French street artist Pascal Boyart, who calls himself 'PBOY', recently attracted the attention of the cryptocurrency community for his clever use of QR codes as a way of funding his work with Bitcoin donations.
Influenced by the the vision of Satoshi Nakamoto and Bitcoin, Boyart has made cryptocurrencies and decentralization a central theme in his work. In his paintings, Bitcoin becomes not only an integral part of the piece itself, but also the very method by which Boyart can profit from his creation.
In his work, the artist expresses topics related to the financial hardships, like in his mural of Dutch painter Rembrandt (in deep debt with the tax department), and his first work including a Bitcoin QR, an art piece of a child asking his father ‘Dad, what is money?’
Since then, Boyart has received over $1,000 USD (approximately 0.11 BTC) in donations so far, according to stats from the Bitcoin blockchain explorer.
Boyart first got acquainted with Bitcoin in early 2014, but it took him four years to understand the technology behind it; he even thought it was a new PayPal.
“It was last May when I became really passionate about this new paradigm of money… I was thinking about all the best use cases artists can do with it,” said Boyart. “It can free us from institutions and galleries.”
“The most interesting aspect is decentralization – a peer-to-peer horizontal system,” he explained. “Art and creation need that, I believe.”
Anyone willing to support Boyart and his art can find his donation address at his personal website (https://www.pboy-art.com/biographie). In addition to Bitcoin, he also takes donations in Litecoin and Ethereum.
By Jorge Espinosa
Source: The next web
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