Today we release the next crypto banknote design in Tom Badley’s Deplorables series - a banknote family for the fictional country, Republica de los Deplorables.
This design honours Ross Ulbricht Ross William Ulbricht, the creator of the Silk Road website - an online black market and the world's first darknet market. Of course, it's appropriate the such a figure should be featured on a banknote series that honors chaos!
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This design sees the perfection of Tom Badley’s innovative engraving technique - a process that uses hand drawn dots, dashes and lines to recreate a realistic portrait. This particular technique is intended for intaglio printing, in which every mark is engraved on a plate, into which the ink sits. Tom has refined and streamlined this labor-intensive and highly specialized process which allows him to create detailed and accurate portraits in record time.
The design is being offered for its face value - 2 Eth - as a limited edition of 15 unique serial numbers. Only 15 iterations of this digital artwork will ever be available… previous designs in the series include the 1ETH, featuring Edward Snowden, available https://opensea.io/assets/0x677d8fe828fd7143ff3cee5883b7fc81e7c2de60/312
, and the 0.5ETH, featuring Julian Assange, available https://knownorigin.io
Tom Badley worked in the banknote industry, designing money for the world’s central banks and governments. He uses the highly specialised and mysterious techniques of money creation to push the boundaries at the cutting edge of the financial system. He occasionally releases collectable pieces, such as these banknote designs, artworks, and personalized objects.
Physical printed versions of this series are planned for release in 2019, and will soon be available for pre-order. For more information, visit
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