Blockchain: The New Monetary Establishment.
A celebrity panel of Blockchain and virtual currency experts dazzled approximately 200 attendees on Wednesday evening at WhiteBox, the 501(c)3 alternative art institution on the Lower East Side.
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The invitation only “art meets technology” event, staged within the Corporation by Corp Cru exhibit, featured a range of highly controversial topics about the Blockchain, Blockchain applications and Bitcoin.
The panel of experts; moderated by Jason Meyers, a veteran VC and co-founder of Corp Cru, included Carol Van Cleef, Head of the FinTech, Virtual Currency and Blockchain practice teams at BakerHostetler, Nick Spanos, Founder of Bitcoin Center and Blockchain Technologies Corp and Michael del Castillo, Staff Reporter at Coindesk, the main source of news in Blockchain and virtual currencies.
The audience consisted of an unusual and extremely eclectic mix of art patrons, art industry insiders, industrialists, journalists and lawyers. Attendees also included a large number of Blockchain practitioners, cryptographers, hackers and rebel cipher punks; many of whom anonymously contributed answers to questions by the audience during Q&A.
When one attendee questioned the event’s relevance to art,
the entire room erupted into applause, including the panelists. Jason Meyers, the moderator and founder of Corp Cru quickly began a monologue on how the Corporation exhibit expresses contrast between the US debt based monetary system as governed by the Federal Reserve and the peer to peer democratic consensus “constitutionality” of the the Blockchain. The discussion then turned to a dialogue about how a few startups have developed a service for artists that secures the integrity, authentication and tangibility of digital art using the Blockchain.
The engaging and often explosive three hour discussion concluded a little past 10PM when the audience ganged up on Janet Yellen, the main subject of the exhibit, to play Corporation games.
ABOUT CORP CRU LLC
Corp Cru is an artist collective founded in June of 2016 by Vestcomp Ventures, a venture capital firm based in New York City. Corp Cru expresses in a controversial and exploitative fashion the social and economic issues promoted by our establishment. Corp Cru is the creator of the Corporation Series of 50 original works of art based on a parody of the familiar “Operation” board game as well as Fister, a parody of the current political and socioeconomic landscape. Corp Cru is funded by Vestcomp Ventures and a group of angel investors. Please visit Corp Cru at www.corpcru.com.
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Corporation is an exhibit of a series of 50 original works of art by Corp Cru that expresses a hilarious and provocative socioeconomic satire of the corporatocracy confined within a parody of the traditional board game; Operation. Corporation will be on exhibit at WiteBox, 329 Broome Street, New York, NY 10002 from January 22, 2017 through February 28, 2017. Visit www.corpcru.com/corporation
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Fister is a satire of the political and socioeconomic landscape confined within a parody of the game Twister. Fister is a growing number of original works of art by Corp Cru. Fister symbolically refers, in a humorous manner, to the uncompromising position society is often placed in at the hands of ever burgeoning and overreaching government. Visit www.corpcru.com/fister
ABOUT WHITE BOX
Whitebox is a not for profit 501(C)3 alternative art space located in the heart of the Lower East Side of New York City. White Box is located at 329 Broome Street, New York, NY 10002. Visit www.whiteboxny.org.