Ostrich egg, acrylic, 24K gold, Swarovski crystals, wood

Crypto art - painting on ostrich egg by Nelly Baksht

This work brings the “Miner” idea to a deeper level – the hash of Bitcoin genesis block is found on a dinosaur ostrich egg.

The egg symbolizes the humble beginnings of the Bitcoin network.

Swarovski crystals dot the egg just as Bitcoin nodes dot different parts of the globe.

Clouds form on the genesis egg alluding to the time of great uncertainty in which the first block was mined.

The key and lock signify the security of the Bitcoin network.

The gold colours show off the store of value properties that Bitcoin possesses.