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Episode 66: Blockchain is Transforming Digital Art [Podcast]

  • 29 April 2019
  • Blockchain Disruption

Episode 66 - Blockchain is Transforming Digital Art - Blockchain Disruption

Digital artists struggle with a common problem. A digital work can be duplicated and re-sold without the artist’s consent, and all it takes is a basic knowledge of file types to do so.

The need for true scarcity of digital art prompted Misha Libman and his business partners to launch Snark.art, a project deploying blockchain in collaboration with artists. The project puts artists at the center of the brainstorming process. Instead of telling a graphic designer how blockchain can help them, the Snark.art team takes the opposite approach.

They ask the artist to dabble in blockchain to discover which use cases will be most helpful. In doing so, Libman and his partners allow those who will be most impacted to steer the vision of Snark.art.

What happens when a banker from Beirut collides with a talented artist who’s storing their one-of-a-kind work on the blockchain?

Listen to this episode to find out!

About Misha Libman: Misha co-founded Snark.art and is in charge of the product development and artist relationships. He previously founded BancLab, a development and consulting firm for financial web-based applications. In addition to tech work, Misha frequently collaborates on video art projects with several Brooklyn artists. He received his B.A. and M.A. in Economics from the University of Chicago. He also studied film at the New School for Media Studies.

What you will learn in this episode:

  • Why blockchain is particularly suited to the digital art space.
  • What tokenized art will actually look like
  • Why artists will find value in blockchain art platforms.

Resources mentioned:

Snark.art: www.Snark.Art

Misha Libman’s Twitter: @ml_snark

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