Slovenia is the country that hosts the first bitcoin monument all over the world. We are talking about a roundabout in Kranj, the fourth largest city in Slovenia. The roundabout connects two roads at the city centre. For the opening ceremony, several people attended and registered the event.
First Public Bitcoin Monument
According to Reuters, the sculpture weights three tonnes and has a diameter of about seven meters. The circular structure works as a roundabout in one of the most used roads in the city centre of Krajn, 30km away from Ljubljana.
The symbol was chosen by the people on the official Facebook site of the city government. The mayor, Bostjan Trilar commented about that:
“We asked citizens on our Facebook page to decide what to place in the new roundabout and this was one of the first ideas we received… Krajn has a lot of companies dealing with high technology.”
The monument has been paid by the Luxembourg based company Bitstamp and 3fs, a Slovenian-based tech design company. At the same time, the sculpture was created by Aleksander Frančeškin and Selman Čorović.
This may be the first public bitcoin monument approved, but other cities like Yekaterinburg, in Russia, have already featured Bitcoin monuments in the past.
Additionally, there are several artists that express their support for the famous cryptocurrency by creating Bitcoin-related art. Furthermore, there are some art-galleries and art shops that accept Bitcoin as a payment option and produce bitcoin-themed art.
Cryptograffiti artist explained during an interview:
“Throughout history, art has played a pivotal role in spreading movements. This space is especially important as the subject matter can be complex for the general public. Art helps distill message down to something more can understand.”
This roundabout in Slovenia will not be game changing. But it shows a trend that started some years ago. People is knowing more and more about cryptocurrencies and about blockchain technology. The trend can’t be stopped and it will keep attracting more and more interested people.
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