Proof of Stake

Proof of Stake is an ongoing project about our experiments with blockchain technology.

In the spring of 2021, we took a course in Non-Fungible Token (NFT) and the blockchain from artist and software engineer Sarah Friend.

We applied what we learned in the course to a small series of NFTs titled “Proof of Stake.” These NFTs were 3D scans of property markers that demarcated the separation of the commons from the private farmlands near where we live on the south shore. By scanning these symbols of ownership, they are turned into infinitely distributable and modifiable digital files. By placing the same objects on the blockchain we imposed a scarcity on what otherwise could be a common asset. We strongly believe all property is virtual, even so called real-estate, and with the Proof of Stake project we draw attention to the infrastructure required to enforce this relationship.

The project was featured in by Asheigh Mattern’s article for CBC Arts High-tech art: “How these Sask. artists are using blockchain technology in their work” (May 30, 2021).

Proof of Stake (2021)

3D Scans, non-fungible tokens on Tezos blockchain