Tribute to Finney
A creative ode to Hal Finney – cryptograffiti’s latest masterpiece; “Running Bitcoin” composes a portrait of the late BTC icon using fragments of credit cards mounted to a safety deposit box. A Cyber Punk OG, Finny is famous for his early contributions to the development of Bitcoin. He actually received the very first Bitcoin transaction from Satoshi Nakamoto on January 12, 2009. Finney passed away just few years later, in 2014.
The cryptograffiti tribute also directly taps into the blockchain by way of a Wi-Fi enabled Casa Node embedded behind the artwork. Running Bitcoin is truly, Running Bitcoin. To complete the touching piece – Finney’s wife, Fran Finney, donated her husband’s signature to the artwork (visible in the thumbnail image of this article).
Up for Bid with BTC
The one of a kind artwork is currently up for auction on bitify, where bidding has surpassed the $30,000 USD mark, or 8.614 BTC. Click here to see the auction or make a bid to own this one of a kind memento.
50% of the proceeds from this bitify auction have been earmarked for the ALS Association Golden West Chapter. This association helped support Finney during his battle with the disease. You can learn more about the project and keep tabs on the auction by visiting cryptograffiti’s profile, here.