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A dApp for independent artists...

07 May 2022

[Lee este artículo en español aquí] Story, Present and Future of Smartists “After many years writing, illustrating and editing stories and other materials to introduce classical music to children of all ages, in 2016 I discovered Blockchain technology and I saw it as an opportunity for authors to ...

Words 3.0 : dApps, DAOs and the decline of Vanity Metrics

30 April 2022

[Lee el artículo original en español en "hacia el Internet del Valor"] Towards Web3 with a crypto-wallet Some words enter in our lives as a matter of fact, like “NFTs” (I have talked about them enough in this newsletter). Instead, some other words take their place in our vocabulary discreetly, wit...

Decentralized Collaboration Via Blockchain and NFTs

15 April 2022

THE BORED APE BUSINESS MODEL: DECENTRALIZED COLLABORATION VIA BLOCKCHAIN AND NFTS An article by EDWARD LEE , Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology, 15 Nov. 2021 —> LinkedIn Commented by Georgina Mauriño, founder of Smartists - built on Stacks and secured by Bitcoin —> Li...

What a week!

03 April 2022

[original podcast in Spanish here] When Art and Technology converge... This week comes with some very special moments in my particular journey towards the Internet of Value. Today what I bring here are my news, with a personal reflection, hoping this can be useful for anyone to make up its own. A...

Licencias Smartists de Copyrights para NFTs

26 March 2022

Esta es la primera introducción del sistema de licencias para NFTs de Smartists , por Georgina Mauriño. Este texto está escrito para la presentación de nuestro trabajo en el desarrollo de la app Smartists a nuestra comunidad, y a aquellos interesados en la comunidad de Stacks. Esta presentación fue...

Testing Smartists MVP

18 March 2022

As you could read here last week, these days I am pretty busy reviewing details about the development of our app Smartists, now and MVP which we are getting started testing. This podcast was born with the idea of introducing the Internet of Value to those artists-authors who were interested in usin...

Words 3.0

12 March 2022

[This is a translation of the original Podcast in Spanish] A Reflection while building the Smartists experience A few days ago someone asked me what is Blockchain, and what will it enable as to do; and I agree in what should matter most is what is going to serve us. Nevertheless, beyond serving u...

A technology for Freedom

26 February 2022

[This is a translation of the original episode from the newsletter-post in Spanish: Hacia el Internet del Valor] I write these lines in the middle of a situation that we never imagined we would live again in Europe. Those of us who are fortunate enough to keep up with our lives normally, we receive...

Smartists Copyrights Licenses for NFTs

23 February 2022

This is a very first introduction to the Smartists Copyrights Licensing System for NFTs by Georgina Mauriño. The text was intended to present our work to the Smartists community and those interested in the Stacks community too. This presentation was followed by an A. M. A. If, after this reading, y...

A website for your NFTs

12 February 2022

[This is a translation of the original episode from the podcast in Spanish: Hacia el Internet del Valor] I started this podcast a year ago. I was concerned by the idea that all the changes that needed to be understood. I thought that content creators on the web, and especially professional artists, ...

Preparing our first NFT collection

09 February 2022

[This is a translation of the original episode form the podcast in Spanish: Hacia el Internet del Valor] This past weeks I have been preparing my first collection of NFTs for launch, and I thought that the best way to get back to my podcast, in this new year, could be sharing my experience. So here ...

A day in NYC: travel to the Renaissance of the Internet

11 September 2021

[This is a translation of the original IN SPANISH here] May 2018. Everything was over for me… To survive I will have to be forever attentive to social media, be young and funny, plus share with the world my daily life… this way, harnessing SEO and being algorithm-friendly, you might get noticed and...

2021-2022 A new season towards the Internet of Value

03 September 2021

[ Lee el artculo original en español aquí ] Dear readers and followers of Hacia el Internet del Valor - Towards the Internet of value, I hope these news find you well. Before starting a new course where I'll be back with new podcast episodes, I want to share my plans for this space. This way you c...

Smartists powered by Stacks - WHY?

27 August 2021

Introduction What is Smartists? Smartists is a startup looking for solutions for artists in any art field who use the Internet professionally. After the experience with the web 2.0, we want to benefit from the decentralising power of blockchain technology to design an app that helps authors recove...

Smartists en Stacks, ¿por qué?

26 August 2021

Introducción ¿Qué es Smartists? Smartists es una startup que busca las mejores soluciones para artistas de cualquier campo que utilizan la red profesionalmente. Tras la experiencia con la web 2.0 , queremos aprovechar el poder descentralizador de la tecnología blockchain para diseñar una app que con...

Clarity vs Solidity - una comparación

25 August 2021

[Traducción del artículo original en inglés publicado en Medium, firmado por Harini Anantha Rajan] Clarity es el lenguaje de programación de smart contracts de Blockstack para su uso en la blockchain Stacks. Clarity sostiene el control programático de activos digitales dentro,de la blockchain Stack...

Proof of Transfer - Una primera guía

19 August 2021

[Traducción del artículo original en inglés publicado en Medium, firmado por Harini Anantha Rajan] Introducción La blockchain Stacks hace a Bitcoin programable con el algoritmo de consenso Proof of Transfer. Para entender mejor, puedes recurrir a mi artículo “What is Stacks? — A Beginner’s guide”...

Entender “Clarity”- El lenguaje de programación de Smart Contracts.

12 August 2021

[Traducción del artículo original en inglés publicado en Medium, firmado por Harini Anantha Rajan] Con la creciente adopción de la tecnología Blockchain, surgen muchas blockchains que tiene su propio lenguaje de smart contracts. El más conocido y popular es Solidity en la blockchain Ethereum. A F...

Desarrollar apps para la web 3 en Stacks - Una primera guía

04 August 2021

[Traducción del artículo original en inglés publicado en Medium, firmado por Harini Anantha Rajan] Introducción El Internet tal como hoy lo conocemos está roto. No tenemos poder sobre nuestros datos ni capa de asiento de valor nativa. Las arquitecturas de nuestros datos siguen basadas en la idea d...

¿Qué es Stacks? - Una primera guía

27 July 2021

[Traducción del artículo original en inglés publicado en Medium, firmado por Harini Anantha Rajan] Stacks es una red open-source de apps descentralizadas y smart contracts desarrollados sobre Bitcoin. Stacks libera todo el potencial de Bitcoin como capa base programable. Esta es una descripción d...

YOU decide about the use of your work

26 April 2021

…We are developing an App for authors in the Internet of Value just for that. [Listen or read the podcast-post IN SPANISH] In previous episodes of this podcast we have seen the fundamental components of copyrights licenses. We have realized how so far any author has had to accommodate to the term...

Copyright Licences for the Web 3.0. ... and why they matter

15 April 2021

Only the author of an artwork of any kind (music, sculpture, painting, etc…) can grant or authorize the use of his/her copyrights, and that authorization can only be provided through licenses. This is how authors can manage the use of all rights associated to their Intellectual Property. In other w...

NFTs and copyrights, an elephant in the room?

28 March 2021

[Listen or read the podcast-post IN SPANISH] NFT… the word of the town, an acronym that stands for Non Fungible Token. But thery are much more, NFTs are the preview of what the Internet of Value can offer us, even more so for artists, and that is why it is important and necessary to understand for ...

Towards self-management - Options for the management of copyrights

17 March 2021

[Listen or read the podcast-post IN SPANISH] The author of a work – be it a book or a painting, or music – knows that he/she has copy-rights, and that the reward for their creativity will depend on how he/she manages those rights. In the previous episode, we looked at how those rights were acknowle...

Towards Self-management - Copyrights

17 March 2021

[Listen or read the podcast-post IN SPANISH] As authors, we are conscious of the value of Intellectual Property, which is directly associated with our author's rights, a.k.a. our copyrights. And as we mentioned in our previous episode, a material creation (our ideas for the creation of something d...

Towards self-management - I. P. Registry

10 March 2021

[Listen or read IN SPANISH] We already know that the Internet of Value is on its way, and that soon there will be better opportunities available to us. Every new stage in the web with their newest apps has constantly been making us keep up-to-date, adapting ourselves. However, this time the change ...

Get back what is yours - Stop giving away the most valuable...

27 February 2021

[Escucha el podcast EN ESPAÑOL] Who hasn’t shared on the internet something they have created? We all started doing it at some point, and we still do. We have been told that it is the only way to go if we want to exist in a world whose main communication channel is the web. However, what do we get ...

Fundamental Rights that matter to artists-authors

19 February 2021

[Escucha el podcast EN ESPAÑOL] The fundamental rights of every human being are recognized by Law in every country. They are different from universal rights because they are not the same in each country, but they can be defended in the courts of every country. Therefore, fundamental rights are indi...

The value of what you own

11 February 2021

[Escucha o lee este artículo EN ESPAÑOL] In our previous newsletter, we stated that the Internet of Value - the internet 3.0 - is coming next. This new Internet will enable users to transfer 'value' directly. Value, Price, and Money. Three concepts we must not mix up. What is ‘value’. Value is all ...

What the 'Internet of Value' means

10 February 2021

[Escucha o lee este artículo EN ESPAÑOL] The Internet of Value is the new internet era, also known as web 3.0. In this sense, we must first acknowledge this historical moment, and gain a sense of perspective. As a veteran author, with a never-ending curiosity, I can assure you that the arrival of ...

Logbook of a Digital Contents Editor 3.0

25 September 2020

-for the record of our journey to the web 3- September 2020. We have just started designing the web for Mirlo Music Catalogue of all the digital contents I have edited from 1997 to 2020. Our intention is to register on the Blockchain all the works so that our Intellectual property is protected fro...

Diario de a bordo de un Editor Digital 3.0

24 September 2020

-Testimonio de nuestro camino hacia la web 3- Septiembre 2020. Hemos empezado a diseñar la web que acogerá el catálogo de todas las obras que hemos editado desde 1997 hasta 2020. Vamos a registrarlas digitalmente mediante tecnología Blockchain para proteger nuestra propiedad intelectual. Lo vamos a...

Back?

24 September 2020

This is the translation of the blogpost originally written in Spanish by Georgina Mauriño * on her website. This is where we used to be every year, after our holidays. But this was before our lives were changed in all senses by the pandemia that brought omnipresent uncertainty to our days. Disorie...

About ecosystems - a summertime reflection

03 September 2020

The weather was getting really hot in Madrid, and as much as we wanted to go out after so many months of confinement, we were better at home protecting ourselves from the merciless sun. The first prototype of Smartists was nearly ready when I wrote my monthly summary of our progresses for my team. I...

A DApp for self-managed artists on Blockstack

01 July 2020

This article was written by Georgina Mauriño* I want solutions for self-managed artists who wish to benefit from their contents on the Internet. This was my first motivation when I started to design this DApp (Decentralized Application), and I have been working on it since January 2020. I have by m...

A painter, a musician, a writer and a teacher

22 June 2020

Four Stories looking for a happy ending... on the Internet of Value 1. A painter looking to sell art digital files and work on demand. Greg is a painter, a visual artist who likes to showcase his art works in the Internet. Some time ago he opened a website, and he is active on some social media and...

Art Digital Assets - 3. Towards a new era for self- managed artists

10 June 2020

The first step for authors to have a chance of dealing with their creative products on the web is to be aware about the need of Intellectual Property recognition (authorship). Artists have to be able to reclaim their copyrights on the Internet as we explained in the previous article of this series A...

Art Digital Assets - 2. The Value of Authorship

03 June 2020

This article is the second of the series on Art Digital Assets. To better understand how art works can be Digital Assets for artists to manage on the Internet of Value, you can read the previous article “Defining Art Works as Digital Assets”. Professional artists and digital contents creators need ...

Art Digital Assets - 1. Defining Art Works as Digital Assets

27 May 2020

Are professional artists using the web for promotion, or rather to provide valuable content they should be paid for? Is Intellectual Property a value? How can artists get compensated for the work they bring to the web? How can Art work digital files can become assets, in order to be "tokenized"? Thi...

Why Digital Rights Matter

29 April 2020

Free Citizens in the global Digital World These lines aim to bring a reflection that needs to be faced. If we want to be Free Digital Citizens in the World Wide Web, we need to understand and start reclaiming our Rights. I would actually like to trigger discussions and comments, and I would most gre...

Towards the Internet of Value - 3. Art as a service for human connection.

15 April 2020

Third and last article from the series “Towards the Internet of Value”, a personal reflection on the upcoming Internet of Value 3.0. * Understand how Blockchain technology is the great opportunity to wipe many old problems with innovative and even disruptive solutions in artists‘ management, and di...

Towards the Internet of Value - 2. Artists & Art Users

08 April 2020

In this second Article of the series "Towards the Internet of Value"* we’ll see who are the stakeholders today when we talk about art content on the web, and why anyone creating and using digital contents in these times should be interested in the upcoming Internet of Value 3.0. Any time you addr...

Towards the Internet of Value - 1. Intellectual Property

01 April 2020

[Following a previous reflection on why the Internet of Value matters.] Any time you address Intellectual Property and copyrights, all kind of management issues come up. And people tend to take part and discuss these matters with many deeply rooted assumptions. As users or as authors, we have differ...

Why the Internet of Value matters

30 March 2020

This post goes for artists and art-users. First, I address all those professional artists who create wonderful contents and want to upload them on the Internet to enrich the lives of those who access them. Then I address all those who use the Internet to search for meaningful art experiences or artw...

Looking for ideas for DApps on Blockstack?

05 February 2020

If Blockstack brings the opportunity of recovering an Open Internet of Freedom for users, ideas for DApps will better come from users’ needs and freedom, rather than from existing Apps 2.0 which are based in enslaving users through data extraction. If Blockstack is the Blockchain ecosystem with a un...