Cointelegraph has already reported on the occasion of Bitcoin receiving its personal and particular smell in form of BitCologne. Today, we are glad to present the fact that the most famous and favorable cryptographic coin is able to inspire creation of fine art, literature and other forms of masterpieces.
The Inspiring Nature of Bitcoin
On the technological level Bitcoin succeeded to pioneer the massive movement of creation of new alternative currencies. The introduction of Counterparty allowed adding numerous coin names to already existing hundreds of assets.
Bitcoin has also entered the internet folklore – starting with memes and visualized jokes, till possibly never ending flood of creativity, the currency might be met several times per day browsing the web. The celebrities, actually the source of art and artistry, have also been often inspired by Bitcoin or have given at least some encouraging comments.
Sometime ago it was even planned to adopt the story of Silk Road and Ross Ulbricht on the movie screen, creating a biopic destined for box office success.
Shakespeare, Byron, Po, … Einhorn
Jessica Einhorn has made a huge step forward adding Bitcoin to traditional figures of poetry, which are, for example, love, death, faith and strength. Currently Mrs. Einhorn is the senior advisor at The Rock Creek Group in Washington, USA. Before, she was a dean at the Johns Hopkins University, and even worked as the managing director at the World Bank. Now she adds to her list of milestones and achievements a poem about Bitcoin.
The Cointelegraph took the liberty of publishing the full text of the poem without any alternations, but with credits of the author Jessica Einhorn:
A bit of coin becomes a mirror cracked
By love of fame or greed or complex math
It is a puzzle why some care so much
For crypto cash not euro, yen, or pounds
They say that money talks or maybe whispers
I stand outside that chatting class of hipsters
Who knew a piggy bank imprisoned more
Than just my hopes for burgers and some slaw
I learn that it is fiat that I hold
A central bank in charge of all I buy
The legal tender issued by a state
How déclassé and even reprobate
Alternatives appear in digital
A universe of block chains built upon
An algorithm so complex to solve
You need a private key and public too
A miner will create your currency
A wallet now allows a shopping spree
These coins are not so easily exchanged
As carefree shows a different face which scowls
And Mt.Gox loses virtue and reward
Eight hundred thousand coins and more are gone
So bankruptcy without a bank we learn
Brings tears but no insurance in return
Each day the mounting mystery accretes
When Mister Nakamoto wants his lunch
A high-speed chase in movieland L.A.
Brings drama or perhaps its comedy
A pseudonym’s disguise to be resolved
Satoshi’s fate may Dorian absolve
Next reparations are proposed online
Munificence crowd sourced for damage done
Betrayal trounced with generosity
A white flag waves for anonymity
Or is it just publicity for free?
The scent of scam now overpowers me
The mirror‘s crack reflects my countenance
A smile across my face as I discern
Those bits of coins are not the prize at all
The payments system is the lasting gift
Ignored because we need some time to sift
The chaff of coins from platforms that will lift
Who said necessity is mother’s womb
Invention it turns out is born of whim
We are sure that Mrs. Einhorn is not the only one feeling the true nature and general importance of Bitcoin for the world. Please feel free to contact us in case You have poetry, narrations or other art-objects on Bitcoin, and we will provide You the opportunity to promote Your works. Enjoy reading and please leave comments on the presented poem beneath the article.
- The Coin Telegraph on BitCologne
- The Coin Telegraph on Counterparty
- The Coin Telegraph on celebrities related to cryptocurrencies
- The Coin Telegraph on Silk Road and Ross Ulbricht movie