The State of Crypto Creativity in 2018

in #future3 years ago (edited)


The Creative Crypto is all about getting more creatives of all disciplines involved in the revolution of blockchain technology. We believe that this is a new raw tool for professionals to apply to and empower their work, and it doesn’t require high technological know-how to access. So before we even officially launch the online magazine and bring you some significant highlights of creative work with cryptocurrencies and blockchain, here are the main things you need to know in an exclusive report for our early subscribers.

"What is Blockchain and Cryptocurrency?"

This was probably the most asked question of 2017. Even today, most explanations are rambling at best. For those new to these terms and especially for those coming from a creative background, here's a short description:

Blockchain is a new way of storing and distributing all kinds of information, and its circulation is fueled by cryptocurrencies.

Blockchain decentralizes information, removing the need and desire for a central authority. A perfect example is Facebook, which has a central database of all of our pictures, posts, messages, and contacts. As a centralized company, they monetize our attention through advertising and SEO data that they utilize and sell for monstrous amounts of money. So what if - instead of a single monolithic business like Facebook - your content and information were to be distributed amongst all of its users and the profits of that attention divided more equitably to us all.


Why is this important to creative professionals?

The are big implications of this new hierarchy of information - security, stability, speed, transparency - but the most impactful repercussion of the blockchain ecosystem is its ability to monetize our creative content. All of it. Imagine getting a micropayment for every Instagram shot, every witty Tweet, every Medium article, every Pinterest sketch, and every blasted Facebook post you send into the depths of Silicon Valley servers. Think of every aspect of your practice earning you equity in a valued blockchain. This new normal of open-source information could kickstart an entirely new economic foundation for creative work.

The following examples represent some of major in-real-life advancements that are actively empowering a once theoretical maker's economy:

1. Tokens That Solve Problems

Several recent types of blockchains have been designed to focus on internet-era problems. The topics that haunt every creator - copywriting, proof of authorship, verifying authenticity, and many more - are being solved through immutable blockchain applications. Additionally, with the redistribution of profits typically reserved for a central company, creatives will also have access to new and more equitable crowdfunding tools, rewarded curation and content sharing. Makers will be able to take full control of and monetize their work through these new cryptocurrencies.


Here are just a few examples of developing blockchains that we’ll cover with exclusive articles and interviews on The Creative Crypto -

  • Steem: the most developed social media platform (of the blockchain ecosystem) that allows publishers and curators to tokenize content; writing, photography, video, music, and all manner of creative work.
  • A network to manage and validate creative assets and personal work.
  • Publica: A resource for writers to advertise, distribute, and monetize their work without operating through 3rd parties.
  • Lbry: A tokenized and decentralized video hosting platform, designed to eliminate commercials and central ad-revenue like on the traditional YouTube model.
  • Creativechain: A new model for photo and visual design sharing, creating micro-payments to control Creative Commons licensing.

2. Cryptocurrency Projects

The crypto world is also beginning to see an emergence of creative work that integrates new functionalities of blockchain into art, design, architecture, and more. Whether it’s a Bitcoin eating flower to the first crypto-funded public park, The Creative Crypto will bring the latest and greatest in the progress of creative innovation.

The Creative Crypto’s parent incubator - @sndbox - will also continue to present project developments that come out of the incubator cohort, all funded 100% by tokenized content.

3. Creative Communities

The impact of this growing environment is not just limited to new companies, apps and physical products. The community involved in crypto has absolutely exploded over the last year with millions of people contributing their time and experience to help make blockchain a robust technology into the future. We’ve seen the passionate community form an entire ecosystem of social activities including new collectives, educational institutions, hackathons, creative contests, and more types of organizations that help nurture and diversify the reach of blockchain.

This online publication will put a spotlight on leading figures and community members as more and more empowering applications come out of this entirely new social realm.


Cultivating the Creative Crypto Magazine

As you’ve read through our first run down of all things creative in the world of blockchain, big things are just beginning. We are excited to see more and more creative professionals entering the space and making use of new tools, new cryptocurrencies, and new communities to empower their work in way that was previously impossible. You can take it from us - architects and artists by training and practice - that all of this will be a powerful value proposition for creative generations to come.

Welcome to The Creative Crypto

Michael [@hansikhouse] and Kirk [@voronoi] of @sndbox

@creativecrypto illustrations by @zsolt.vidak

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Thanks @creativecrypto ! Very good article! Hope you all try Creativechain will be released in only a week! :)

Thanks for your support @creativechain team! Looking forward to exploring the platform next week :D

Communities are really essential for pushing crypto to new heights in the future!

Absolutely @fury123, and these communities are made up of so many different kinds of skillsets. It's fascinating to watch how crypto-stewardship is expanding! Steem is an amazing example of this put into action.

Amazing!! This is going to be an amazing resource for a lot of creatives on the platform. I just started about a month ago, and have been writing a series documenting a theater project I’m doing...the payouts from the post have been covering my gas and some of my time in just the first few weeks (pretty amazing to see the possibilities for how I could build here to get more and more of my work funded on the Blockchain!). Excited to see where it all goes, and THANK YOU for creating this awesome resource.

Thanks so much for your support and enthusiasm @lilyraabe!

Sound interesting, I'm looking forward to seeing what's out there for creative professionals.

Here are just a few examples of developing blockchains that we’ll cover with exclusive articles and interviews on The Creative Crypt

May I add:

It is an exciting moment to be creative...

Excellent additions, thanks so much for sharing @flashfiction!

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This is a mind blowing article on creative resources and genuity.
Blockchain Technology is really eliminating centralization by decentralizing authority and elimination of 3rd parties.
We shall get to a point where resources would be distributed by originality and creativity.
Thanks @creativecrypto

But, there are lot of issues attached to it in hindsight. I agree that this is a great way to talk about progress and value but if you can talk a little about issues with respect to centralised security and its benefits, it would be a wholesome approach to it.

thanks for the information you post, this is very important for blockchain & cryptocurrency users

this is what I enjoy, nice work

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Good initiative.. Am very proud of this..

Fantastic!!! Entering cryptocurrency this year is a big step for me. I want to become a millionaire with this. Any help???
The #blockchain technology is just amazing
Nice post.

Great initiative! good luck with the magazine... creative artists and creators, who historically have been under paying for their creative work, are amongst the ones who can be more benefited by blockchain technology... would love to see also some perspectives from underdeveloped countries, would love to contribute in any way possible. I'm from Costa Rica, currently living in Brazil.

@creativecrypto Your post is very useful for us small fish,
Thank you very much

The world of Crypto is really growing and there is a lot that we need to be looking at instead of just few options. One such thing is Multiversum, it is an upcoming sensation. It is the 4th Generation Blockchain platform, which is going to be a revolutionary package and is going to be an epic opportunity for all. So, with such stuff, it is just not sensible to miss out on this with having upto 40% bonus on the Pre-ICO period.

Do you have entries for this magazine? Do you need some? If so, I would like to nominate a couple of creators!

Hi @charisma777, make sure to check out the previous post, here. Once the magazine officially launches we'll be sharing details about a bounty system that you can use :)

Sounds like a great project, helping creators and promoting crypto adoption. Seeing that this will be aimed at artists who may not have extensive technical skill, do you think there will be a challenge discussing security and using wallets, or will you feature only technologies that have high level interfaces on top of the blockchain that insulate them from those details? (I'm fairly new to the crypto space so I'm still even trying to work some of it out for myself)

Wonderful post @creativecrypto! As a person who is really related to art and creative projects, I totally agree that the "cryptospace" brings the opportunity to more people to develop their creative side and express themselves. In addition, I believe that projects like provide services that they are really needed and useful.

I've just come from reading a rather depressing article on how Steemit is just full of money-hungry bandwagoners and that it's eventually going to crumble in on itself. This post has given me hope :)

We created some biggest companies and richest men in the world just sharing our own creativity for free. Now it's time to change it. And I believe it will be very soon.

Thanks, again, @creativecrypto, for inviting me to visit your page. I'm the author of 7 books of poetry and prose and keen to learn how I can contribute. Here's a short introduction to my work, on PBS NewsHour there a community on steemit that talks about surreal works of art?

Thank you for sharing @creativecrypto and great article.

the color and its audacity, excellent

Very good ilustrations, I am welcome to Creative Cripto.

Great article!! Thank you for sharing!

A big change in the future to come, I am very interested in your performance, congratulations I wish more successful

Awesome post! I invite you to visit our blog and vote us back! And of course to enjoy our content :)

Thanks for the explanation, it was confusing to me as a newbie to figure out the the concept of how tokens are aligned with creative communities.

Loving projects like this. How can I help to add value to The Creative Crypto with my local community?

This is just amazing! I will fully support @creativecrypto :D

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