'Zen and Pain' installation by Hioshi, 2017.Hioshi
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The small installation depicts a human figure sitting in the lotus position, bowing his head in desperation, with dollar and bitcoin signs to his left and right. It’s called “Zen and Pain” and the author devotes it to everyone who failed to capitalize on bitcoin’s recent growth spurt.
“This is for everyone who’d like buy bitcoin, but by the time the currency started to show promise it already cost two thousand dollars, which is between two and six months of work for an ordinary Russian citizen,”
Some people, however, try to mine bitcoins themselves – but that can be dangerous as well. Check out a story of an airport employee who got arrested for it!
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