Pre-ERC721 Crypto Art Experiment

Jan 1, 2011

YEAR 2011 (3)

May 10, 2011

ASCII Art Token

First ASCII art token, d/^_^ (Smiley face)

2011

Decoded Token

Punycode, Hex, Base64 art.

July 30, 2011

ASCII BERNANKE

Jan 1, 2012

YEAR 2012 (1)

March 28, 2012

COLOURED COINS

Jan 1, 2013

YEAR 2013 (1)

2013

OP_RETURN SIGNATURE

Miners put their unique string signatures into every tx.

Jan 1, 2014

YEAR 2014 (5*)

*estimated experiments

Jan 04, 2014

Blockchain Etching

Apertus.io Introduced blockchain etching software which purpose is to store or etch data onto almost any supported blockchain, eg: Bitcoin, Datacoin, Mazacoin, etc.

This was later also used to store images and string arts (poems, ASCII, etc).

2014

ByteStamp

World’s First Proof of Existence dApp using Datacoin blockchain, which then later used to tokenise images and strings (Poem, ASCII arts, etc).

Jan 14, 2014

OP_RETURN Crypto Collectibles

TEST the first known transferrable token to utilise OP_RETURN function on Bitcoin Mainnet using Counterparty software.

Later Counterparty produced widely known OP_RETURN collectible collections such as Dogeparty, SOG, Rarepepe, Memorychain, etc

Feb 1, 2014

Huntercoin

First play to earn bitcoin game.

May 4, 2014

Monegraph

A collection consisting 17 artworks tokenised on Namecoin blockchain.

Jan 1, 2015

YEAR 2015 (5*)

March 2015

Nibbles by Stephan Vogler

17 Pixelarts tokenised using OP_RETURN function in Bitcoin Mainnet.

March 2015

Scarab Experiment

Jan 1, 2016

YEAR 2016 (7)

Jan 1, 2017

YEAR 2017 (19)

Jan 1, 2017

YEAR 2018 (20*)

March 19, 2018

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