Marina Loeb
Illustrator + Designer
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Blockchain

Crypto Empowering Afghani Women

Crypto Empowering Afghani Women

This illustration is about the rise of Afghani women who use cryptocurrency and blockchain based smart contracts to elevate themselves above the corruption and limits of their government, which often squanders women’s opportunities for professional success.

Ethereum Better Preventing Illegal Use of Copyrighted Work

Ethereum Better Preventing Illegal Use of Copyrighted Work

These days, the protocol is randomly catch someone using your work without permission and ask them to discontinue use under the threat of lawsuit, which - let’s be real - ain’t nobody got time for unless it’s a high stakes situation. Through non-fungible tokenization, one-of-a-kind artwork can be ‘tagged’ (pegged) with a unique code, certifiably documented, defined, and owned by you by uploading it to the blockchain as an Ethereum token. Think of a non-fungible Ethereum token as $1 with a portrait painted on it. $1 = $1, but $1 is not the $1 with that specific artwork on it - it’s not an interchangeable bill like the rest of the plain old dollar bills in circulation.

Push vs. Pull: The Difference Between Paying in Crypto and Paying with a Legacy Bank Issued Card

Push vs. Pull: The Difference Between Paying in Crypto and Paying with a Legacy Bank Issued Card

Push vs. pull payments explained: Two people split a restaurant bill - one pays with crypto, the other pays with a debit card. The one paying in crypto essentially pays with cash - pushing the amount owed without revealing her personal information. The one paying with a debit offers all the cash in the account, along with her personal information, asking for what’s owed to be pulled from it by the server. When she leaves a tip, she basically leaves a briefcase of all that money on the table with a note of how much to remove, assuming the personal information remains safe too. Yeah, if she notices an incorrect charge on a bank statement, the bank will probably reimburse. But where do you think banks get that pool of money reserved to cover fraudulent charges?