Carved Currencies by Alexandre Rivaux

Carved Currencies is a real time data art exhibition made for Ledger 0p3n, a conference by web3 innovators for the digital asset ecosystem.

The exhibition proposes to discover the height main cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Polygon (Matic), Solana (SOL), Cosmos (ATOM), Polkadot (DOT), Tezos (XTZ) and Avalanche (AVAX) as real time data art.

Each cryptocurrency is represented by a 3D digital sculpture with its own design and materials, each of them evolves throughout the day following real time events on the crypto market.

The installation works by listening real time market events for each cryptocurrency through websocket API.
Each time the market triggers a transaction event, the sculpture will evolve depending on the side and the volume of the transaction.

At each ‘buy‘ transaction, the program will add matter to the generative sculpture, at each ‘sell‘ the program will remove matter. The size of the removed or added matter to the sculpture depends on the volume of the transaction.
Each cryptocurreny has its own set of sculpting brush in order to create a unique sculpture for each of them.

Every ten minutes, the sculpture will reset itself in order to create a new ten minute view of the market. For each ten minute loop the program saves a recurrent snapshot in order to produce a 10 second film of the cryptocurrency and its life on the market. These videos, create a unique NFT collection, which can be collected from the attendees as a Proof of Attendance (POAP). The full collection made of 1000 generative video can be collected on the platform Open Sea.

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