Bitcoin Ring, United States, ca 2015

Description (Brief)
One (1) bitcoin ring and box
United States, ca 2015
General Information: The BTC Ring is a piece of jewelry that represents value with bitcoin instead of precious metals or jewels. Scanning the QR code on the face of the BTC Ring reveals a bitcoin address which, via the blockchain, allows the rings exact value to be determined. The scan may also reveal that the bitcoin is earmarked for a special purpose such as an engagement to particular person or a gift to an institution. As opposed to traditional jewelry, its value is not tied to the physical ring itself, so if it is ever lost or destroyed the ring can simply be remade without losing bitcoin.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 2015
place made
United States
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
ring: 2.5 cm x 2.1 cm x 2.1 cm; 31/32 in x 13/16 in x 13/16 in
box: 4.4 cm x 4.65 cm x 5.1 cm; 1 23/32 in x 1 27/32 in x 2 in
ID Number
2015.0264.1
accession number
2015.0264
catalog number
2015.0264.1
Credit Line
Sebastian Neumayer
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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