CHRONICLES

Not Fungible’s inaugural series is called Chronicles which tells the story of cryptocurrency through exquisitely crafted NFTs. The collection recounts the most iconic moments in blockchain history, year after year.

Each artist has been handpicked to work on this collection which boasts some of the most talented NFT creative minds in the world. Join us on this journey through cryptocurrency history as we explore one of the greatest stories ever told through art.


5/5 Minting structure:

-Edition #1 is owned by the artist (held for at least 3 years)

-Edition #2 and #3 is owned by NotFungible (held for at least 3 years)

-Edition #4 and Edition #5 are sold at auction

THE YEAR A CYPHERPUNK DREAM WAS TURNED INTO CODE

‘2008’ NFT artwork is a 3-minute animation about the year a toxic debt bubble caused a global financial crisis. The year bitcoin was invented: 2008.

Learn more about the creation of the piece – “Behind the scenes” 

Crypto art pioneer Carlos Marcial introducing the 2009 piece as the second release in the series.

Bitcoin whitepaper was released on 31/10 of 2008 in a cryptography mailing list, but the (first) Genesis block was actually produced on January 3rd 2009. The piece shows Satoshi writing the Bitcoin whitepaper.

The 2010 installment in the series has been brought to life by acclaimed NFT artist, Alotta Money.

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The 2011 installment in the series has been brought to life by acclaimed NFT artist, NessGraphics. 

A place of reflection & opportunity.
The story behind this piece was to give a snapshot into a place unknown to many, a secret cave where an unknown person is engaging with the future.
 
It’s an insight into the journey of crypto and invites you into deep thoughts of what could be.
It was a super fun process creating an environment which was engaging to the eye and the mind, offering to involve you into a feeling of mystery. The time of day unknown, the location unknown, the identity unknown.
 
The one thing that is known, is they crypto will change our universe.

The 2013 installment in the series has been brought to life by acclaimed NFT artist, XSULLO.

The piece is a reflection;  putting a mirror on society, especially the US.  Vibrant, chaotic, especially during this time of 2013.   Technology was pivoting in uncertain avenues, exciting, bright, vivid, everyone wanted to be online; to have a digital footprint, a place to escape.  Everything was up in the air.  This is what the piece represents, the mirror of an early online crypto society, and the envelopes it pushed from virtual into physical. 

 

The process of making this piece was aesthetically approached in both realms of 2d, illustrative, and 3d, showing the convergence of an old style in a modern 3d setting.  There is something intrinsically valuable to showcase where we came from as artists (2d) and  where we are going (3d and beyond). 

“GTHR” tells the story of the infamous 2014 MTGOX Bitcoin hack.

It’s a piece about gathering coins from a vulnerable system, with a sci-fi flavor and a taste of fantasy. It’s a piece about taking control, altering your own destiny and those around you.

 

Even after operating in the crypto & NFT spaces for years now, it still feels sometimes like a “space fiction” dream to me. As a kid growing up in the eighties, one of my favorite (visual-) influences to this day is sci-fi and cyberpunk. Especially the “Cassette Futurism” aesthetic – overly complicated electronic devices, robotics, or retro-futurism is something that I wanted to incorporate into the artwork. 

 

In addition to that, I’m also trying to challenge myself with every new artwork. For this piece, I’ve created a fully functioning “mechanical clockwork” – The Ethereum flower. Each gear is connected to another, and every single part of the flower depends on another, just like a blockchain. 

I really enjoy developing highly complex systems like this in my artworks, filled with small details that only a few people will ever notice. The more time you spend with my pieces, the more details you will discover! 

YEAR 2016 WAS A TUMULTUOUS ONE. THE EXCITEMENT OF ALTCOIN FERVOR AND THE EXPERIMENTATIONS THAT LED TO THE FINANCE TOOLS WE HAVE NOW HAD INTERESTING BEGINNINGS.

WHETHER IT WAS THE ETHEREUM DAO (DECENTRALIZED AUTONOMOUS ORGANIZATION) HACK, WHICH LOST INVESTORS AROUND $50,000,000, OR THE RISE OF MORE INTERESTING BLOCKCHAINS TOUTING MORE PRIVACY SUCH AS ZCASH, THE RACE FOR THE BEST ALTERNATIVE BLOCKCHAIN WAS ON.

OTHER INTERESTING EVENTS WERE THE PROCLAMATIONS OF DR. CRAIG WRIGHT BEING THE ORIGINAL CREATOR OF BITCOIN (SATOSHI NAKAMOTO), BITCOIN HAVING IT’S BLOCK REWARDS CUT IN HALF AND THE ETHEREUM BLOCKCHAIN ITSELF BEING FORKED INTO 2 DIFFERENT CHAINS TO ROLL BACK THE DAO HACK AND SAVE INVESTOR’S MONEY.

2016 WASN’T IN SHORT SUPPLY OF DRAMA, THIEVERY AND EXPERIMENTATION. THIS PIECE IS A REFLECTION OF THAT FIERY YEAR OF OPPORTUNISM.

“Bitcoin Chronicles: 2017” visually narrates the most significant moments of 2017, a pivotal bull run year for Bitcoin. In one corner, a strange fluid divides Bitcoin into Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash, representing the Bitcoin Cash hard fork. Around the front, Bitcoins travel up a conveyer to a Japanese storefront and vending machine that distributes some strange and unknown Japanese product in exchange for Bitcoin, representing the momentous occasion of Japan accepting Bitcoin as a mode of payment. The skull-laden roulette wheel narrates the Initial Coin Offering (ICO), when many projects made or lost fortunes in a matter of hours.

HODL illustrates the legendary rise and fall of crypto in 2018 by charting the 90 day moving average price of BTC into the physical rail path of an out of control roller coaster. Four hodlers hang on for the ride. Some lost their shirt, some lost their pants.

2019 was my first full year in the crypto art space creating NFTs. The overall feeling of the space was optimistic but very unknown. We were in a bear market but seeing signs of life ahead. The “moon” talk was starting to grow more and more and as the year went on it became more of reality. It was very raw. There were not many others who were making NFTs so it was a bit of a lonely road.

The 2020 installment in the series will be brought to life by acclaimed NFT artist, Alan Bolton

My artwork for The Chronicles series is based on the year 2020. A year that is very special to me also as it’s the year I got involved with crypto and NFTs. We will all remember 2020 for the rest of our lives. So much happened in the year for all of us personally and for crypto. I chose to focus on one of the most important crypto events of the year, the Bitcoin halving, and also incorporate the overall 2020 theme that was continually on our minds throughout the year in my audio/visual artwork. 

The artwork is based on an abstract Bitcoin mining rig set in a surreal environment. Throughout the piece, I’ve included many details from both the Bitcoin halving and the year 2020 in both the audio and visuals. I like to include details in the piece that will be noticed by crypto enthusiasts and that each time they watch it they might pick up on something new. So make sure you check out the piece with sound on!

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The 2021 installment in the series will be brought to life by acclaimed NFT artist, Marco Mori