How Can CryptoGraffiti Work?

A guest pay some bitcoin can type their message into the text field, and see the message decoded in the blockchain and displayed on the CryptoGraffiti site, together with messages from the anonymous Bitcoiners.

June 17, 2016, untill, users were only able to send text messages.  But now it is likely to have JPG images written to the blockchain alongside text messages.

The images can be up to 50KB in size. And, once the process of publishing to the blockchain is finished, no one on Earth is able to censor, delete or rewrite the information it is stored in the blocks foreveronehash site it’s the first service in the Bitcoin ecosystem that implements automatic image writing to the blockchain, Bitcoin and bitcoin casino 150 free achieved to CryptoGraffiti’s founder, Erich Erstu (nickname Hyena), to ask him a few questions about his vision of the task and its potential outcomes for the Bitcoin community. (BC): What do you do for living?

A photograph of young Angela Merkel with Hitler, published to the blockchain for permanent preservation.

Hyena: I’m working as a software programmer in the capital of Estonia.

BC: How did you come to opening such a cool website as

Hyena: In 2014 I was studying in the Masters’ program of Software Engineering in the University of Tartu. We had a class and for one of the class homeworks present the results in front of the class and we had to datamine something from the real world. I believed? By way of example, similarly to the way Satoshi wrote »The Times 03/Jan/2009 Chancellor on brink of second bailout for banks » in the very first block of Bitcoin’s block series. I quickly wrote a program that monitors all bitcoin TX’s and searches for ASCII text. As I was expecting, I discovered all types of messages, so I made the site that displayed those messages. It was introduced by me as a result of my homework.

BC: Impressive. What services do you plan to implement in future?

Hyena: I intend to employ Proof-of-Existence service as an added instrument for cryptograffiti that allows secure timestamping of files for notary purposes. In addition, in the future I’d like to develop some interesting provably fair game that is played on bitcoins.

BC: How did you first learn about the Bitcoin technology?

Hyena: I learned about the Bitcoin tech in 2011 from a friend who learned about it on reddit and told me about this »cool new virtual currency which may be used to buy drugs online. » He had been interested in that sort of thing, but I realized Bitcoin as an investment opportunity of the centuryETHEREUM SWEEPSTAKES app Was it scary or fun to learn about Bitcoin at the first time?

Hyena: It was definitely fun to learn about bitcoin because it was my gateway to the secrets of the financial world.

As a result of Bitcoin, I now know the world economics work, how banks operate and all that.

A satirical message concerning the current DAO troubles.

BC: What do you think about the ecosystem niche for services like yours?

Hyena: Some people argue that services like cause block series bloat and are thus immoral. It is said that the block chain should not be used for this.

I think it’s exactly the same like saying that the Internet should only be used for publishing scientific articles and also to swap e-mails with relatives. In my view, the block chain’s data storage aspect gives value and the community should be happy for this.

Bitcoin is not the online money that is magic but in addition, it provides a platform for free communicating and trustless notary services.

BC: Your recent article on forum states:

« I am happy to announce that I have just received a donation of 0.1 bitcoins from Smart Heating. It prompted me to implement the image storing functionality. Also, thanks go to the bitcointalk consumer xumuku who also contributed me bitcoins quite some time ago so that I would implement image storing ».

You have many such messages from the thread. Looks like the service has a real potential and a to grow. Is it profitable to maintain a simple looking but powerful site?

Hyena: With two decades of operating, people have saved more than 500 messages on the block series using and I have obtained 2.1 bitcoins as gifts. Thinking about the price of bitcoin I will say I have not been working with a loss.

The service has a potential to become even more rewarding and it should be one day turned into a traditional business.

I’m yet to be approached people or by investors interested in cooperation. Until this, I am just happy to have developed a service that we actually find useful.

Thank you for answering our questions and providing this functionality to the community. We wish you the very best of luck with your project.

Picture courtesy of Reddit, CryptoGraffiti.