Recently, cryptocurrency sculpture was unveiled at a ceremony in central London.
“Crypto Connection” has been deemed one of the most ambitious projects to highlight the changing financial landscape to date, perfectly reflecting the dichotomy of cryptocurrency itself: a seemly fleeting trend, yet built to endure the passing of time. The bronze sculpture was unveiled at 4.30pm on 15th June at Observation Point on London’s Southbank and the public was welcomed to attend its debut and encouraged to share their thoughts on the rise of cryptocurrencies using the hashtags #cryptoconnection #eidoo and #cryptobaby.
The piece motivates onlookers to think about the current crypto ecosystem in a new way and Eidoo had the statue erected to target a wider public outside the financial sector to contemplate what the future may look like operating with a new kind of digital currency.
Eidoo, the multicurrency wallet and hybrid exchange for blockchain assets that was recently granted a coveted Anti-Money Laundering License (VQF) from Swiss financial authorities, commissioned Clapis to curate the piece, which will be in situ for ten days before moving on to other locations across the city.
Eidoo came into the public eye after its first marketing foray which saw it take out a full page in the Wall Street Journal to tease JP Morgan’s CEO Jamie Dimon who said he’d fire any staff that was found trading in crypto. The simple claim Eidoo made in the paper; “Maybe Jamie Will Fire You, But You’ll Be Free To Trade In The Crypto World” was seen and enjoyed worldwide.
When asked about the structure, Lars Schlichting CEO of Eidoo said,
“We're thrilled to unveil the first crypto sculpture in the world in the creative hub of London. With the crypto space developing fast we wanted to explore a way to communicate with a wider public using the hugely engaging medium of art. We have immensely enjoyed working with Federico Clapis who has managed to capture our intention through this awe-inspiring piece. We're delighted to warmly invite all who are interested to visit the sculpture until the 23rd June.”