CryptoPaint is a 1000x1000 pixel canvas which lives on the Ethereum blockchain. Remember Reddit’s r/Place
? This is like that, or The Million Dollar Homepage
, crossed with CryptoKitties. A smart contract
handles the reading and writing of the 1 million pixels. In order to change the color of a pixel, there’s a small fee of 0.001 ETH (roughly $0.99 at the time of this writing), plus a gas fee for the transaction to be processed by the network (typically about $1). These fees help prevent abuse from bots.
Each and every change is stored on the blockchain, which means the history of this ever-changing painting cannot be edited or censored. When you set a pixel, your change is published to the decentralized Ethereum network and eventually stored on thousands of computers around the world where it will remain forever.
Anyone can read from and write directly to the contract, so you could build your own interface just like this one.
This is intended to be an example of how the Ethereum blockchain can be used to facilitate creativity and expression. Ethereum doesn’t have to only be about ICOs and the ownership of virtual assets.
So, if you're bored and looking for something to do with your ether... have some fun and lay a pixel or two! The world is watching.https://www.cryptopaint.co/