Artists upload visual elements to the Cryptographics Dapp, where users can turn them into original works.
Serbia-based decentralized technology startup Decenter recently released Cryptographics, a fully functional Dapp on the Ethereum mainnet to generate art pieces called “cryptographics” based on asset packs (collections of visual elements like images and symbols). The Decenter team said the Dapp “represents a fusion of cryptography, Web 3.0, and digital art inspired by the dada avant-garde movement.”
The art-making process is simple: Individuals choose which asset packs they want to use to create their cryptographics. From there, a “random composition process” generates the artwork, which users can keep forever on the blockchain as ERC721 tokens or sell in the Cryptographics Gallery, which is a sort of marketplace for individuals to buy and sell cryptographics.
Asset packs are designed and uploaded by visual artists, such as illustrators, photographers, and graphic designers. These collections contain up to 50 different elements, with at least one background graphic. Artists receive Ether whenever somebody creates a cryptographic using their asset packs.
Most of the Dapp’s key features require the MetaMask extension, though the team noted that it “has gone to great lengths to allow users to get the feel of Cryptographics even if they don’t have MetaMask or ETH.” Moreover, interested individuals can access the Dapp’s open-source code via GitHub.
With the launch of Cryptographics, there’s a little more art love to go around in the cryptospace.
Daniel Putney is a full-time writer for ETHNews. He received his bachelor’s degree in English writing from the University of Nevada, Reno, where he also studied journalism and queer theory. In his free time, he writes poetry, plays the piano, and fangirls over fictional characters. He lives with his partner, three dogs, and two cats in the middle of nowhere, Nevada.
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