The Bitcoin Awareness Game is the freshest dream to encourage increased use of cryptocurrency-related street art globally, with artists compensated with satoshis (sats, smallest units of bitcoin) by participating and sharing their contributions to spreading the crypto message.
The Munich-based united Ideas Are Like Flames is behind the game, and they have a committed an account that is used to share the art pieces that have started to prosper around the world in a bid to promote the cryptocurrency. Artists paint graffiti, make stickers, posters, murals, and also share other forms of artwork.
The Bitcoin Awareness Game encourages crypto enthusiasts to spread the collective’s messages on stickers available in 19 designs. They can be bought or downloaded from the group’s website, including the initiative’s manifesto.
As stated in collective,
“Most people haven’t heard of Bitcoin and most of those who once did either think it’s dead, for criminals, will never work or [ENTER MISCONCEPTION OF YOUR CHOICE]. When these misconceptions come up, there’s no Bitcoin spokesperson to refute them. There are only knowledgable Bitcoiners to set the record straight.”
As claimed in the manifesto, the group printed the designs and started offering them in their shop at the beginning of June 2020. “In a short period,” it said,
“Bitcoiners from all around the world purchased sticker packs and started to send photos of stickers they applied in public places. Coincidentally, at the same time, the Twitter account Bitcoin Street Art started to tweet out crowdsourced photos of Bitcoin themed graffiti, stencils, and stickers, and we submitted some photos of our designs that had been sent to us.“
At the drive’s opening, the group pledged to pay out 615 sats (USD 0.066) from its assets for every photo of a Bitcoin sticker up to a total of 615,000 sats (USD 66). However, the initiative’s popularity pushed the Bitcoin Awareness Game to boost the available bounty.
As claimed in the website, more than 1.4 million satoshis have been awarded to contributors from various countries, including the US, Germany, New Zealand, and Romania.
While numerous of the highlighted messages are designed to propagate bitcoin in English, multiple street artists opt for transmitting their crypto messages in languages such as German, Spanish, and Portuguese, among others, often leading the rage of their criticism against the world’s financial establishment. The ambition now stretches well beyond the Western hemisphere, with crypto artwork blooming in Lahore in Pakistan, and Russia’s Sankt Petersburg.
Check out the collective’s video: