Cryptocurrency existed before the 2008 financial crisis. The deficiencies in our monetary system this crisis pointed out brought insights into digital currency's benefits, and by 2010 Bitcoin emerged as a successful use of protocols for a distributed system of trust that we now know as block chain technology.
Intrinsically Internet centered, applications of decentralized and autonomous consensus; all in service of block chain's distributed ledger; initiated today's revolutionary concepts for institutional change. The concern is, now, that the Internet community is inadequately prepared for performing all the tasks needed by a decentralized trust system's distributed ledger process if all these new block chain applications make their demands on it.
On this Patreon page is a current use for a paradigm from a 1960s “systemic art” movement project that created cryptographic protocols for knot forms in a use similar in function to the coding and algorithms block chain technology applies today.
The present art iteration is adapted to be the creative filter that block chain technology needs for its processes and consensus protocols to be universally understood. A White Paper for this is the entire web site http://www.greatknot.com, and the Twitter and Facebook buttons on the top left go to new graphic and written content I post on them all the time.
This filter role is common to art in times of social change. With so many revolutionary events and their technology opportunities building every moment, Patreon is a place where art can also offer insights into cultural change, and where you and I can invest in learning what is adaptable from our past that explains the future of these echoes of things still on our minds. Thank you for joining me on this long, long learning curve. I look forward to all of us participating in and profiting from this moment in time.