Weekly Recap

Weekly Recap

79AU | 3.17-24


uloang, "Help on the Way 001"
everydayresearch, "In There Somewhere"
paste24, "Soul Elevation"
An Interview with Miles Starkey of the HOPE Campaign
The HOPE Campaign Curation at SXSW

Earlier this month at SXSW, we launched our collection with HOPE Campaign and Illust Space. The artworks were originally spray-painted murals on 8’ x 8’ canvases that were displayed at the Austin Convention Center during SXSW. 

The pieces were then scanned, animated, and minted on Mint Gold Dust, creating an archive of the exhibition. 

We recently sat down with HOPE Campaign’s executive director and Mint Gold Dust guest curator Miles Starkey to talk about HOPE’s mission,  Street Art, and more. Check out the conversation below:

Tell us about the HOPE Campaign’s mission?

The mission of HOPE Campaign is to connect creatives with causes through projects and events. Our 501(c3) nonprofit strives to empower creatives, young and old, to elevate the community and social causes through programs, campaigns and activations.

A lot of the work that HOPE does is connecting artists to their community. What role does community play in an artist’s journey?

A community not only provides support and feedback, but is often the inspiration and means of reflection in an artist’s life. Community encourages connections and in turn – cultivates the growth of art.

Miles Starkey, give 'em a smile

You are an artist yourself. What inspires you when you are creating your work?

My creative process has no rhyme or reason, but I believe strongly in sharing happiness and inspiration with others. In the words of Dolly Parton, “if you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours!”

What do you think makes NFTs attractive to street artists in particular?

Street Artists, muralists, graffiti writers and other community facing creatives can easily utilize NFTs as another form of expression, but NFTs also present endless potential for financial freedom.

What’s one piece of advice you’d give artists (street artists or otherwise) who are interested in dipping their toes into NFTs?

You are only limited by your creativity.

Miss our full recap of our time in Austin for SXSW?

Catch up on last week’s edition of 79Au here.

Weekly Recap

79Au | 3.11-17


Helena Martin, "Believe Yourself"
Jiminai, "Howdy from Austin"
Rakkaus Art, "Leaning into the Light"


Mint Gold Dust SXSW Recap
ZCreative Media, "Preserving Perseverance"

This past weekend, Mint Gold Dust celebrated the new Illust Space PoP (Proof of Presence) feature with an event in Austin, TX at Something Cool Studios. 

The event celebrated a city wide Augmented Reality (AR) Artwalk that featured over 30 artists from Austin and around the world. The theme, Tributary, centered around a local to global storyline by encouraging global change  through grassroots and local movements, curated by Searchlight.

Kelon, "Pure"

Artist Jeff Zavala of ZCreative Media expanded, 

“What if we could use blockchain and non-fungible tokens to preserve the culture of Austin?

Behind every great city is a thriving artist community but with the massive growth of Austin, some of its heart and soul is at risk of being lost.

We aim to help solve the starving artist dilemma by empowering a new type of storytelling. NFT collectors can now have ownership in the story of Austin’s growth while at the same time helping to preserve and uplift the local artist community.

The goal is to inspire street artists and documentarians to pick up new tools like crypto, blockchain and NFTs to preserve their work for future generations.”

For this curation, Mint Gold Dust minted a selection of these works on our platform, available now. 

The event also highlighted the HOPE Campaign, a collective of muralists and street artists based in Austin. HOPE invited 10 artists to paint 10 murals inside the Austin Convention center, home to the SXSW Interactive exhibition hall and panel discussions throughout the week. 

HOPE Curation at SXSW

HOPE teamed up with Mint Gold Dust and Illust Space to animate these works and mint them on chain. Traditionally, street artists have their work painted over in a matter of days or weeks, but by utilizing the power of the blockchain, artists can now archive their works on chain and see all who checked-in at the mural using PoP technology. 

Artists from the drop included ​​Jiminai, Helena Martin, Samara Barks, Kimie Flores, and Gabriel Portillo.

HOPE Curation at SXSW

Keep a look out this coming week as the remainder of the pieces are minted on Mint Gold Dust.

Miss last week’s edition of 79Au? Click here to catch up and learn more about the Mint Gold Dust x Illust Space collaboration at SXSW. 

Weekly Recap

79Au | 3.3-10


"PURE," Kelon
"Reservations Required," JBRVisuals
"Marine Life Tribute," Maggie Quinn
"Supreme Mind" Allan Linder


PoP Austin | Mint Gold Dust x Illust Space

Mint Gold Dust partner Illust Space, the team that brought you the world’s first augmented reality NFT with MF DOOM in 2020 and the first traveling AR Exhibition “Ghosting” in 2021, will be launching Proof of Presence (PoP) March 11th, 2022, followed by a secret event in Austin on Sunday March 13th, 2022 for select PoP token holders. 

A PoP is an NFT token or credential which is awarded to fans, audiences, crowds, and day 1’ers who “check-in” at any concert, art installation, mural, or augmented reality sculpture on the Illustrative Space browser application. PoP token receivers will be able to redeem their tokens for access into events, exclusive communities, NFT airdrops from their favorite artists, and more. A PoP can be seen as a location based digital ticket which is stored as a proof on Polygon, an environmentally sustainable L2 blockchain.

Spearheading the launch of this system, Mint Gold Dust is working with local Austin Muralist Collective Hope Campaign to activate 10 special murals at the SXSW convention center. Anyone who visits the pieces will have the opportunity to claim a PoP token, marking their presence at the activation on the blockchain. This token will give 150 lucky fans and Austinites access to a secret live performance presented by Illust Space, Mint Gold Dust, Mesh Records, Marfa Spirits, Searchlight Art, and Something Cool Studios.

The 10 murals will be minted as NFTs and be available for purchase on Mint Gold Dust’s marketplace beginning March 11th, 2022. The NFT collection will act as an archive of the activation and give the participating artists an opportunity to earn royalties on their work.

Also accompanying the event is an AR NFT geo-drop along Austin’s Lady Bird Lake and surrounding city hotspots, curated by Searchlight. The artists in the drop were invited to create work inspired by Tributaries, a river or stream that flows into a larger body of water. The theme serves as a larger metaphor for local responsibility leading to impact on a global scale. The pieces will be visible to the public beginning March 11th and are available on Mint Gold Dust now for those looking to add pieces from the drop to their collection.

Announcing Curated Spaces

Mint Gold Dust is proud to announce Curated Spaces, a home for art projects, guest curations, and artist collections. This space was created to promote collaboration, foster community, and tell stories in the NFT space.

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Weekly Recap

79AU | 2.3-2.11


Hyper Aesthetics, "Winter - Melting Ice" (detail)

Part of the Four Seasons series, this artwork is inspired by the melting ice phenomenon and its implications. Check out other pieces from this series here.

bebber, "But Things Don't Really Change"

“The best way is not to fight it, just go.” – bebber

Sinuous Rills, "A NEW DANCE CRAZE CALLED ACID #003" (detail)

“Atlantic City isn’t what it once was, but it’s still there.” – Sinuous Rills


Mint Gold Dust will be hosting a live auction at ETH Denver’s Closing Party on February 20th at 6 pm MT in the Sports Castle. This event is a follow up to the successful auction at the NFT.NYC happy hour last fall where Mint Gold Dust placed a $500,000 Rare Pepe Nakamoto Card with Metakovan, the buyer of Beeple’s, Everydays: The First 5000 Days, among other rare and vintage NFTs.

“In years past at ETH Denver, I’ve had the opportunity to paint the walls, judge Hackathons, and enjoy being amongst some of the best Web3 developers in the world. This year the Mint Gold Dust team will bring an NFT live auction to ETH Denver for the Closing Party to share more vintage NFTs and crypto art on chain with our community. 2022 marks my 5th ETH Denver, and I’m excited to bring this new element to the event.” – Mint Gold Dust Founder and CEO Kelly LeValley Hunt

Auction lots will be announced on www.mintgolddust.com on Valentines Day.


This week, Eleonora Brizi and Seth were able to sit with Tony Barnes of the Hipgnosis Songs Fund to talk about how NFTs can be applied to the distribution of music, how artists can expect to use NFTs to create enhanced experiences for their fans and their communities, and begin to discuss how blockchain technology can help make sure royalties are actually paid to the artists for their work.

Miss last week’s edition? Catch up here

Weekly Recap

79Au | 1.28-2.3


JAYKOE, "Citizens (Parkour II)" (still)

“This project commenced after exploring archaeological and architectural sites in Rome and around Napoli, layered with thinking around contemporary artistic expressions and movements such as Parkour. 

The research raised questions around the concept of citizenship and freedom of movement, the status of a citizen in Greco-Roman ethics through the Roman empire to the present times of migration crises.” – JAYKOE

Wanda Oliver, "Blue Planet #1"
Wanda Oliver, "Blue Planet #2"
Wanda Oliver, "Blue Planet #3"

Wanda Oliver is an experimental photographer based in Texas. Her photographic works are abstract and non-representational due to her unique treatment of chemical and light on photosensitive substrates.⁣⁠
“I am artist and mad scientist, always ready to ask, ‘what if?’ and set out to answer my own question.”⁣⁠
Her series “Blue Planet” is a tryptic that was inspired by surveying landscapes from above. All 3 pieces are available now on Mint Gold Dust. ⁣⁠
“Floating blue planet⁣⁠. Only refuge, only home,⁣⁠ Endangered Mother.”⁣⁠



The annual ETH Denver event is a member-owned community gathering that’s now grown to over 5,000 attendees, a festival of sorts. The ETH Denver ethos revolves around bringing diverse and creative people together for the common purpose of building in Web3, creating new financial infrastructures, and shaping the community at a local and international level all the while focusing on finance, art, music, governance, sustainability, and doing good.

As a part of their sponsorship, Mint Gold Dust will be hosting a live auction at the event’s closing ceremony on February 20th at the Sports Castle. This event is a follow up to the successful auction at the NFT.NYC happy hour last fall where Mint Gold Dust placed a $500,000 Rare Pepe Nakamoto Card with MetaKovan, the buyer of Beeple’s, Everydays: The First 5000 Days, among other rare and vintage NFTs.

MetaKovan and Paulina Vega at the Mint Gold Dust Happy Hour Auction | November 2021

“In years past at ETH Denver, I’ve had the opportunity to paint the walls, judge Hackathons, and enjoy being amongst some of the best Web3 developers in the world. This year the Mint Gold Dust team will bring an NFT live auction to ETH Denver for the Closing Ceremony to share more vintage NFTs and crypto art on chain with our community. 2022 marks my 5th ETH Denver, and I’m excited to bring this new element to the event.”

— Mint Gold Dust Founder and CEO Kelly LeValley Hunt

Mint Gold Dust Happy Hour Auction | November 2021

The live auction will feature the G of the OG’s, TheOG Goodman as auctioneer and Breezy’s Eleonora Brizi as the auction curator. The auction will include several rare NFTs as well as a rare sighting of a few Buffalo-Unicorns, aka “Bufficorns,” courtesy of the ETH Denver team. Auction lots will be available to view on Valentine’s Day at www.mintgolddust.com.


In the world of cryptoart, and increasingly the world at large, Hackatao needs no introduction. 

A pair of artists who live and work together outside Milan, they are true originals in the digital art world, both in their immediately identifiable aesthetic as well as their status as early pioneers of the symbiosis of art and blockchain.  Their immense artistic vision has led to high profile artistic collaborations but, as always, they tirelessly continue to create, experiment and explore their own artistic roadmap and the ever-unfolding possibilities of the blockchain.

The duo joins us on the podcast to talk about Gold Dust and their unique piece for Mint Gold Dust’s Genesis 8 series, “PRIMORDIAL.”

Take a look back at last week’s edition of 79Au here to learn about the rising graffiti NFT movement and the first edition of NFT Paris.

Weekly Recap

79Au | 1.21-27


Gisel Florez, "Inner Space of Touch," Interactive NFT
Pierre Gervois, "The Delicate Things"
Nucara, "MONKY Mint Gold Dust"
Giant Swan, "Metamorphosis"


Photo Courtesy of the Artist

Since ancient times, graffiti has been a way for people to express themselves and make their mark on the world in a world that would prefer them to be silent. It’s a declaration of oneself, a sign that says, “I was here.”

“Graffiti is our modern day hieroglyphics telling the past, the future, but most important, the present day story without a political media spin but with a grassroots version of our present day lives. If we don’t document this work on chain then we are erasing a large part of our history that some believe is not worthy of historical study.” – Mint Gold Dust Founder and CEO Kelly LeValley Hunt

At the end of last year, we caught up with graffiti artist Curve to discuss his latest NFT Graffiti works on Mint Gold Dust and his thoughts on blockchain technology. Check out some of our interview with him below.

The Curvazoid, "Chromatic Curve"

In your own words, why do you think NFTs are a good medium for graffiti writers?

From my understanding NFTs allow artists to have ownership of their work. Graffiti has been co-opted, exploited, and straight up stolen, and NFTs can create opportunities for graffiti artists to profit from their work on their own terms. It can also allow writers to keep their anonymity, which is very important for some.

Would you say that the disruption that decentralization and NFTs bring is attractive to you and other writers?

In part yes, because it’s new and exciting. Although I cannot say that I completely understand it. I think graffiti grew alongside other disruptive and anti-establishment movements, so there is definitely a lineage there.

Tell us a bit about your AR NFT pieces. How do you see this technology being a solution for writers and taggers?

The concept behind my AR NFT pieces is about the dilemma of seeing graffiti digitally versus the real world. The environments where graffiti exists are intrinsically tied to the process of making it and the aesthetics of said graffiti. The experience of viewing it outside, in person, and in the elements where it was created, are an important part of how graffiti grows, expands, and holds its power. I don’t seek to change or reinvent graffiti in a digital space. Since that is our current reality and affects so much of how we interact with one another, I seek to comment on this with my graffiti. I see the current technology as providing new avenues for writers to keep doing what they’ve always been doing; Getting Up.


Breezy Curation at NFT NYC

Mint Gold Dust curator Eleonora Brizi was in Paris last week to celebrate and exhibit at NFT Paris.

On this week’s episode of the podcast, she shares with us her takeaways and her positive outlook on the coming year in the world of NFTs.

Check out last week’s edition of 79Au here where we interview artist Iovi Sacra Art and revisit our podcast with the co-founders of Illust Space to talk all things AR.

Weekly Recap

79Au | 1.14-20


Svccy, Masks
Gisel Florez, Space in Touch
Hyper Aesthetics, Autumn Pond
Masha Ermeeva, Embrace



This week, Mint Gold Dust caught up with Iovi Sacra Art about her unique work, Golden Rain, inspired by the ethos of Mint Gold Dust. 

Iovi Sacra Art is a NFT Artist and Visual Designer based in Italy. Her work aims to find beauty in imperfections and isn’t afraid to rewrite the rules. She muses, “I don’t settle for the visible world, I don’t want to be passive, I think that nothing is absolute. Breaking the rules of standardized processes I gave birth to my artworks: they are always different from each other, irreversible and unrepeatable.”

Check out our full interview with the artist below.

Iovi Sacra Art, Golden Rain
“Golden Rain with its Golden Drops, until they finally explode into billions of particles, both to spread light across the universe and to go back to the origins, where they were born.”

Tell us about the work you are presenting with Mint Gold Dust, Golden Rain

I’m proud to be part of Mint Gold Dust and to have been selected by a leading figure like Eleonora Brizi. This has meant the world to me. For this reason I wanted my first NFT to be a huge tribute to the platform.

First of all I wondered what were the elements characterizing to be distinguished in Mint Gold Dust such as light, gold, and dust. But I didn’t want to stop there. In addition to the visual aspect there was much more. So I asked myself: “What has not yet been done? How and what can I bring from our real world into the virtual world of the blockchain?” I wanted to test new ways of creation and give birth to something never done before, and as unique as Mint Gold Dust is for me.

Then Golden Rain was born. In the real world, we see rain as something sad and we can’t wait for the sun to come back. In the blockchain, in particular inside Mint Gold Dust, even the rain is different: made of gold and light, it becomes something precious, as it’s precious for an artist to be part of this community.

How was this artwork created from a technical standpoint?

Golden Rain is an animation made of 1000 quickly moving layers. To create this, I inverted a standardized process that should lead everyone to the same result, but I manipulate specific digital operations that always lead me to a different conclusion, if not opposite, to the one that this process would have produced if I hadn’t interacted with it. This artwork (and its creation process) is unique, irreversible, and unrepeatable.

You talk a lot about finding beauty in imperfections. Can you talk about why that inspires you? 

At one point I just asked myself, “What has marked your soul and mind? Can you feel the fire that roars deep within you? What is the tide towards the future?” And then everything has risen spontaneously.

I broke a circle, the perfect geometric figure, and made it my logo. It reflects myself and my vision of the world and it is always associated with my slogan “I try to find beauty in things that are imperfect. Like me.”

Logo Courtesy of Iovi Sacra Art

I have felt imperfect for many years in a world that would want me to be too perfect and promote values of absolute perfection (bodies, thoughts, job career, family) until, after years and years, I simply learned to accept myself and turn all my inadequacy into a plus.

I bring the same poetics into digital art, and I began to distort everything I was given by society,

Everything seems to be too perfect, too schematic, too preset, too symmetrical, and at the same time, so terribly unreal. With my photography manipulations, for example, I try to give life to an environment where, thanks to my art, I can feel more comfortable, free and real.

Iovi Sacra Art, No One is Going to Heaven with Dry Eyes
Iovi Sacra Art, You Only See What Your Eyes Want You to See

My abstract artworks arise from the same place of imperfection, from a sort of “digital error.” By breaking the rules of standardized processes, I gave birth to my artworks. They are always different from each other, irreversible, and unrepeatable.

Tell us a little about what you’re working on in 2022?

Creating this piece for Mint Gold Dust’s NFT Marketplace gave me a chance to do research and experiments in total freedom, expressing myself 100% and  has helped me to keep pushing all my limits. 

This experience has given me boundless energy for the future and given me belief in myself and artistic career. In 2022 I’ll keep looking for new ways of creation and manipulation, trying to go further, every time a little bit more.


Hackatao's PRIMORDIAL Geo-Dropped at Art Basel

This week, we are revisiting our podcast with the Co-Founders of Illust Space

Augmented reality has the ability to connect the physical and the digital, facilitating the emergence of a new form of interaction and socialization. Illust Space is an environment for viewing augmented reality NFTs, but that’s only the beginning.

Seth (SINUOUS RILLS) & Eleonora (BREEZY ART) sat down with Tim and Rob, co-founders of Illust Space, to talk about our geo-dropped art show at Art Basel 2021 in Miami. The drop featured art minted on Mint Gold Dust’s marketplace and displayed art from the vault of Whaleshark.


Mint Gold Dust is looking to bring on new members to the team.

Available Positions include: 

  • UI/UX Coordinator
  • Community Manager 
  • Fullstack / Solidity Developer 

Please email jobs@mintgolddust.com to apply. 

Catch up on last week’s edition of 79Au to read our interview with Le visionnaire sur la lune and hear from Sean Sullivan of THE IMPOSSIBLE COOL about the future of NFT Photography.

Weekly Recap

79AU | 1.7-13


The Curvazoid, "Chromatic Curve"
Svccy, "Melancholy" (detail)
Hafftka, "Escort" (still)


Le visionnaire sur la lune, "Made in Abyss"

Rebecca Fiaschi, otherwise known as Le visionnaire sur la lune, is a digital and NFT artist based in Tuscany. After graduating from Design Campus, the architecture department at UNIFI, she began creating her metawomen, a project that aims to bring diversity and inclusiveness to our new digital realities. 

We recently talked with Rebecca about her latest piece on Mint Gold Dust and her inspirations

Tell us about the collection you are presenting with Mint Gold Dust.

The collection that I present with Mint Gold Dust is Made in abyss. This selection of works represents my first transaction of moods in real creatures. In this case, in Made in abyss I tried to personify the feeling of when you can’t take it anymore, when you get stuck and can’t find solutions to get out of it – almost as if you were drowning and could not do anything to avoid it.

Le visionnaire sur la lune, "Made in Abyss" Detail

I imagined a creature devoid of colors except in her gaze, as if she were looking inside you. The body is white, aseptic, and the details are composed of soap bubbles, almost as if they were something ethereal and not lasting, something changeable. All this placed on a completely black background, as if to represent the depths of the abyss.

What’s the inspiration behind your work?

I’m inspired by shape and feminine curves. I see myself as the storyteller behind my stories. They generally focus entirely on the figure and not on the space that surrounds them, so as to bring out particular emotions given by the poses or their expressions. I started by creating hyper-realistic characters to approach texture mapping and sculpture, then moving to characters that recall something deeper.

I believe that each of us is made up of infinite “masks” or facets. The concept is the basis of Pirandello’s theory where masks represent the shattering of the ego into multiple identities and an adaptation of the individual based on the context and social situation in which we found ourselves. I believe that my works represent various facets of myself or various moments in my life.

Courtesy of the Artist

What are you working on in 2022?

Ok, this is not a simple question! 

This year I would like to try two approaches. The first is to pursue the path of the meta-human trying to integrate more abstract elements. The second focuses on the creation of NFT objects that are 3D printed and customized according to the buyer’s choices. It would also be a one-of-a-kind work, created specifically for the buyer.


This week on the Back to Basics series, we are walking through creating a new wallet with Portis and connecting it with Mint Gold Dust from your desktop.

Portis is a Blockchain wallet that can be used from any browser to buy, sell, and spend crypto. It offers a user-friendly interface without having to download any extra apps or plugins while allowing you to purchase crypto using a debit or credit card.


Sean Sullivan

Sean Sullivan is a photographer, art director and curator.  He started the blog, THE IMPOSSIBLE COOL in 2006 and has seen the way the internet connects with digital photography change and morph over the years. 

He gives his thoughts on the Mint Gold Dust podcast regarding NFT Photography, and how he sees it both as an archival tool as well as a new platform to connect directly with collectors.

Catch up on last week’s edition of 79Au where we discuss Mint Gold Dust’s origin story, revisit our favorite podcast from 2021, and more. 

Weekly Recap

79Au | 12.31 – 1.6


Giovanni De Benedetto, "Premature 106" (still)
Carlitoz, "The Thin Line Between Genius and Madness"
Masha Ermeeva, "Preserve the Self" (still)
David Hathaway, "Electrified Eggbeater"


The Mint Gold Dust Team at NFT NYC

Have you ever wondered where the name Mint Gold Dust came from? CEO and Founder Kelly LeValley Hunt reflects on a personal experience at an auction and how that led to the creation of Mint Gold Dust

“Some years ago at an auction of Old World artifacts, I witnessed the sale of empty canvas sacks sold solely by weight. It baffled me that anyone would pay substantial sums for empty bags hundreds of years old, and I inquired further. 

I then discovered these nondescript canvas sacks had once been used to transport immense quantities of gold. While the sacks were now empty significant quantities of gold dust still remained, filling the crevices and folds in the cloth. By practical alchemy this precious residue had transformed otherwise mundane objects into coveted pieces of considerable worth.

As I often reflected on this memory over the years, I realized the metaphor in these canvas sacks that kept drawing me back. Every object, and by extension every person, possessed inherent worth as well as the innate potential to metamorphose into something far greater than its present state. In addition, those hundreds of pounds of gold had left remnants that held and created significant value long after the main attraction had moved on. And so I wanted  to create a platform for everyone to mint their own Gold Dust.”


We believe that collecting NFTs should be easy and not intimidating. If you agree, this new series is for you. Whether you’re a first time NFT collector or just new to our platform, our Back to Basics series will guide you through wallet set up options so that you can collect NFTs on Mint Gold Dust.

The first in this new series is setting up your Metamask.


This week we are looking back at one of our most popular podcasts of 2021, The Amen Break with Theo Goodman.

Seth and Theo broke down this idea correlating The Rare Pepe to the Amen break, the roots of NFTs and the roots of sampled music, planting the seeds for more conversations on Rare Pepe in the blockchain community and understanding how we got to where we are today.

Miss last week’s recap and holiday curation by Mint Gold Dust curator Eleonora Brizi? Follow this link to catch up and stay up to date on all things Mint Gold Dust.

Weekly Recap

79Au | 12.23-30


Iovi Sacra Art, "Golden Rain" (still)
Svccy, "Contemporary Man" (still)
Le visionnaire sur la lune, "Made in abyss"
Pierre Gervois, “The Delicate Things” (still)


Chris Nacht, "Shadow Creature #01"

The holidays mean something different to everyone. It can be a time of celebration, contemplation, sorrow, religious sentiments, and family traditions, but there’s one thing that ties all of these together: hope.

Mint Gold Dust curator, Eleonora Brizi presents a not so typical holiday curation. One that isn’t filled with ribbon and bows, but one that chronicles the journey of modern humanity experiencing a shift towards hope after a season of growing pains and uncertainty.

The curation features work from Mint Gold Dust’s marketplace and would make a great gift for any crypto or art enthusiast still on your list. Artists include Svccy, Lapin Mignon, Chris Nacht, and more

Nucara, "Monky Mint Gold Dust"

The memoir feature on Mint Gold Dust was created to solve the gap between the artist and collector and track the artwork’s personal history.


When an artist mints a new work on the platform, they are able to write a memoir entry that is attached to the work. This can be more info on what their inspiration was behind the piece, a story about the creation process, or even just their general feelings about the piece. It’s a place that allows artists to share their personal connection to the piece outside of the typical art description attached to the token.


Once a collector buys the piece and holds the token, the memoir travels with it. The collector now has their own opportunity to add on to the story and share their connection to the piece, why they collected it, or even why they support the artist. A collector and viewer’s connection to the piece might vary from the artist’s own point of view, so this allows the collector to share their story.

In a way, this feature takes the connectivity of Discord and Twitter into the platform itself.


As the piece travels hands, the memoir travels with it. The memoir becomes a written record of the ledger, not only sharing who owns the piece, but what attachment they had to it.


Art for everyone, anywhere, all the time. 

On this week’s podcast, Eleonora Brizi and Seth Scher sit down and talk about the age of art we’re in, where we can show art anywhere at any time, and how the coming digital advancements open this up wider for the experience of art. Check out their conversation below.

Happy New Year from all of us at Mint Gold Dust!

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