Happy new decade! I hope you’re not looking for the unsubscribe button already – we have not sent a newsletter in a very long time. There are a number of reasons for that, but I’ve been mainly wondering about what you wanted when you originally signed up.

No one likes getting junk in their email and I certainly do not want to waste your time.

Next week, we’re going to release our new app Spring to the Apple iOS and Android app stores. I will send you a separate email about that soon. I’m very excited to tell you about it.

Here’s what I’d like to do moving forward, however. Each month, I can give you an update on how Bitmark is doing:

  • Any recent media coverage
  • Past and upcoming events
  • News on current projects, partners, and products
  • Interesting articles that we’ve been sharing internally

For example, a few months ago, we ran an “Artist-to-Peer” (A2P) experiment with renown artist Casey Reas that was covered by WIRED and also Artnome. We see computational art as the beachhead into the larger art market. How, and Why, Artists Exchange Work (NYT article) and Fluxus show how this method has worked in the past. Reas, along with three other curators, selected 75 of the top artists working with digital formats. Each artist made an original digital artwork that was registered to the Bitmark system. From that artwork, 11 tradable editions were generated, each with its own unique provenance. The artists then had one week to build a personal art collection by trading their editions with one another.

You can relive this trading experience for yourself at: https://a2p.bitmark.com/

Sean also spoke on the UFO podcast (100K followers), was interviewed by DigiTimes for our work in health, presented Spring at UC Berkeley, was a panelist at the 4th Taiwan Blockchain Summit 2019, and spoke at RadicalXChange Berlin about  “Data Dignity and Digital Property Rights” and “Data Dignified Healthcare” with Robert Miller (ConsenSys), Nicolas Della Penna (MIT), Anish Mohammed (SRH Berlin). Bitmark represented Taiwan at the Singapore FinTech Festival, which hosted 60,000 people from 130 countries.

Sean’s talk in Berlin can be watched on YouTube.

I’d love to hear from you, more soon.

Michael Nguyễn
Head of Operations, Bitmark
www.bitmark.com

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