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Raising $5M and future plans for fxhash ft. Ciphrd
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Raising $5M and future plans for fxhash ft. Ciphrd

Listen now | Kaloh's Podcast | Ciphrd, aka Baptiste Crespy, is a generative artist and the founder of fxhash, an open generative art platform on the Tezos blockchain.
Kaloh’s Podcast Episode #7: Ciphrd is a generative artist and the founder of fxhash.
Kaloh’s Podcast Episode #7: Ciphrd is a generative artist and the founder of fxhash.

Ciphrd, aka Baptiste Crespy, is a generative artist and the founder of fxhash, an open generative art platform on the Tezos blockchain. fxhash recently raised $5M to push the platform to the next level by integrating with the Ethereum blockchain, among more upgrades.

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In today’s episode, we discuss:

[2:55] What’s generative art? Recommended read: Generative Art Timeline by Le Random.

[4:50] What’s fxhash? Why did ciphrd decide to create fxhash and the early days.

[10:10] ciphrd didn’t make any active efforts to find a team. “The team found him”

[13:00] About decentralization, why it is important, and some of the drawbacks.

[16:30] Fast-paced development and how to prioritize features like fx(text), fx(params), redeemable.

[21:50] Redeemables allow connecting NFTs on the platform to physical counterparts and more possible scenarios…

[24:00] On the future of physical events, live minting experiences, using sensors and hardware to interact with the artwork creation.

[28:00] Future plans after raising $5M.

[32:30] Opening physical locations to celebrate and introduce generative art to a broader public.

[34:30] The reasoning behind fxhash expanding to Ethereum and becoming a multichain platform.

[40:00] New art from ciphrd (previous collections RGB Elementary Cellular Automaton, <iframes>, Ethereal Microcosm) and the genesis fxhash project for Ethereum.

[42:00] Closing remarks.

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