Kuno Goda

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Kuno Goda is a pseudonymous Germany-based artist.

By his own account Goda was born in the GDR in the 1980s.
The name Kuno Goda is a pseudonym, borrowed in part from Konrad Zuse, creator of the first working computer and a painter under the guise “Kuno See”.
With a degree in engineering,[1] most of Goda's works relate to technology in some way.
He owes his foray into the international art scene to the digital currencies Bitcoin[2][3] and Ethereum.[4]
His work "200 Bitcoins" was inspired by Andy Warhol's "200 One Dollar Bills"[5][6] and is regarded to be the first contemporary artwork for digital currency.[7] The work is dedicated to anonymous bitcoin protocol creator Satoshi Nakamoto. In March 2014 the work was sold to a Seattle businessman for an undisclosed amount.[5][8] The Wall Street Journal reported a selling price of $125.000[2] but the artist later clarified that the price was much lower.[9]
His Ethereum-related work "Glideth" features all four permutations of the renowned hacker emblem the "Glider", hand-printed on a copper-clad plate.
On World Press Freedom Day 2016 he published a book called "Tell All - How To Bypass Media Censorship". As a commentary to book censorship, the book itself is 90% blacked out.

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  1. ^ "Kuno Goda: "I wish to make the art world aware of Bitcoin and the advantages it offers to the artists"". Bitcoin Examiner. September 2013. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  2. ^ a b "In the News". The Wall Street Journal. April 2014. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  3. ^ Vigna, Paul (2015). The Age of Cryptocurrency: How Bitcoin and Digital Money Are Challenging the Global Economic Order. St Martins Press, USA. ISBN 978-1250065636.
  4. ^ "Bitcoin artist Kuno Goda migrates to Ethereum". International Business Times. September 2015. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Warhol-style 200 bitcoin print bought by anonymous buyer". The Guardian. April 2014. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  6. ^ "Bitcoin gets the pop art treatment". SFGate. April 2014. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  7. ^ "German Artist Creates Bitcoin Art Inspired by Andy Warhol". OnBitcoin. September 2013. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  8. ^ "Easy Money: Will the Art Market be Bitten by the Bitcoin Bug?". BlouinArtInfo. November 2014. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  9. ^ @KunoGoda (10 November 2015). "To clarify once more: The $125k reported by WSJ are wrong! That was just the face value. Real price was MUCH lower" (Tweet) – via Twitter.

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