Kialara Current

Manuf. Kialara
Year 2015
Denom. BTC
Type DIY
Mintage 500
Material .999 Silver
Diameter 93 x 56 mm
Thickness 8 mm
Weight 217 g
Country USA



Following Excavatorelevator 1’s format, this piece is
artist Julia Tourianski’s vision of Bitcoin. It is inspired
by Théodore Géricault’s The Raft of the Medusa, and
each animal on the raft symbolizes an aspect of Bitcoin’s
current situation as follows: Platypus (unexpected),
Bat (unprecedented), Giant Squid (doubted), Rats
(global), Snow Leopard (hunted), Bear (prodigious),
Hyena (stands up to the king), Wolf (misunderstood),
Dingo (competitive), Bull (controversial), Albatross
(ambitious), Lobster (potentially immortal), and Rhino
(uncertainty). With all this on board, Julia remarked
that “hopefully the raft will not sink, eh.”1