Gold coin, peer-to-peer servers

The collectable coin presented here was forged at the Perth Mint, a key filming location in Aurum. Inscribed on the coin is the unique contract address linked to a virtual NFT marketplace, where an edition of Aurum has been minted.  An NFT (Non Fungible Token) attaches a unique code to a digital artwork using blockchain algorithms making it collectible and scarce.  These decentralised crypto networks promise new models of production and trade, and with that new forms of speculation and investment. As we mine deeper into the virtual realm server farms may entirely replace the gold in vaults as stores of wealth.

National Gallery of Victoria, August 2021 - February 2022

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