Most of us have probably heard of Bitcoin by now, for it has been around since 2009, and has since only grown in strength and popularity.
The best way to understand Bitcoin is to compare it to gold. It has a finite supply of 21 million and it needs to be mined to get more, with the mining and validator servers existing independently of each other, all over the world. Because it is everywhere and nowhere, no company or government can ever shut it down and no hacker can crash or manipulate it. Unlike traditional money, it cannot be printed or created out of thin air, making it a scarce asset like gold or artwork.
Unlike gold, however, Bitcoin cannot be physically stolen or tainted and can easily be sent from one person to another in any country at the push of a button, totally independent of banks. Bitcoin is a true hard currency, and I am proud to now be accepting it as payment for my work.
See below for artwork purchasable in Bitcoin.