Support Busking 3.0 Live Music & Art 2023

Support Busking 3.0 Live Music & Art

What is Busking 3.0 and Why Does It Benefit Artists? Coinos Sponsor

Busking 3.0 events help accelerate the adoption of Bitcoin/Lightning and NFTs, with a live demo of Coinos wallet for the audience to support live music and art. Busking 3.0 occurs at venues that accept Coinos for the Bitcoin/Lightning community.

  • Date: Saturday, November 25, 2023
  • 8 pm Doors Open: CoinOs Wallet Demos 8 pm to 9 pm. USER® live music performance 9 pm to 10 pm.
  • 10 pm Till Late: Then it’s a private party BYOB!⭐
  • Location: DCTRL at 436 W. Pender Street, Vancouver. Look for the disco sidewalk and buzz the black door.
  • Donations: Set up and use your CoinOs Wallet for Busking 3.0 to support live music and art.

USER® is a sound creator from Vancouver, Canada, releasing albums independently since the 90s and has been a registered trademark since 1996. He produces NFT art and music, along with live streams. USER will wear the Coinos cap and perform “Money” by Pink Floyd, as well as songs from Army of Peace and Rise of the Technocrats.

What is Busking 3.0?

Busking is the practice of performing in public places for voluntary donations. It’s a form of street performance where musicians, singers, dancers, magicians, comedians, or other performers entertain passersby, often with the hope of receiving money. Buskers may also perform for tips in bars, restaurants, or other establishments. This form of entertainment is common in many cities around the world and can contribute to a vibrant local culture and arts scene.

Busking can help musicians in several ways:

  • Additional Income: Busking provides a direct source of income through the tips and donations received from the public. This can supplement other sources of income, such as paid gigs, music sales, or streaming revenue.
  • Exposure and Promotion: Performing in public places exposes the musician to a broad audience, including locals and tourists. This can help increase their visibility, attract new fans, and potentially lead to other performance opportunities.
  • Practice and Experience: Busking offers musicians the opportunity to practice their performance skills in a live setting. This can help them improve their craft, gain confidence, and learn how to engage with an audience.
  • Networking: Busking can lead to connections with other musicians, industry professionals, or supporters who can provide further opportunities or resources.
  • Direct Feedback: Street performance allows musicians to gauge audience reactions in real-time, which can provide valuable feedback and help them refine their performances or songwriting.
  • Creative Freedom: Unlike structured gigs, busking often allows musicians to experiment with their repertoire, style, or performance techniques, providing a platform for creative expression.

Busking 1.0 is tipping with fiat, Busking 2.0 is tipping with Bitcoin, and Busking 3.0 is tipping with Satoshis.

What is the Difference Between Fiat, Bitcoin, and Satoshis?

Fiat currency is a type of currency that is issued by a government and is not backed by a physical commodity like gold or silver. The value of fiat money is derived from the relationship between supply and demand and the stability of the issuing government, rather than the worth of a physical quantity of a commodity backing it. Examples include the US Dollar, Euro, and British Pound.

Bitcoin is a type of digital or cryptocurrency that operates on a decentralized network of computers, away from central banking systems. It was created in 2009 by an anonymous person (or group of people) known as Satoshi Nakamoto. Bitcoin transactions are recorded on a public ledger known as the blockchain. Bitcoin is also the name of the protocol that allows for this peer-to-peer transfer.

A Satoshi, often abbreviated as ‘sats’, is the smallest unit of Bitcoin. It is named after Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of Bitcoin. One Bitcoin is equivalent to 100 million Satoshis. This allows for fractional transactions up to 8 decimal places, helping Bitcoin be used for micro-transactions or in economies where the value of a single Bitcoin is extremely high in local currency.

Why Busking 3.0 Benefits Artists?

There is a need for Bitcoin/Lightning and NFT adoption and acceleration for creatives because they have not been able to perform and exhibit at live events much since health restrictions began in March 2020. Numerous venues are no longer in business or booking live music and art events.

These closures have impacted local musicians and artists from making an income. Also, with the spiraling costs due to economic factors such as inflation, musical artists are keen to keep shows local in public spaces that allow for the assembly of people to engage in celebration. The pandemic hit the music industry hard, with live performance revenue the biggest casualty. So now, artists are going direct to fans from our studios with live streaming and producing live shows.

Support Busking 3.0

The Art Party has been involved in Web 3.0 since 2013, starting with the first VR metaverse art gallery in Virtual Vancouver and the first Bitcoin (crypto) tradeshow in Canada called Coinfest 2014, where no fiat currencies were involved. This grassroots Bitcoin event, held at an 8,000 media hall, included speakers, trade booths, and the CoinFest Art Show.

The Art Party host/performer is USER®, a sound creator who has been releasing albums independently since the 90s and is a registered trademark since 1996. He has written and produced over 200 original songs. He produces NFT art and music, along with live streams. Explore his unique blend of NFT art and music, and experience his talent through live streams at Busking 3.0 events. Other local musicians will join USER at Busking 3.0 Live Music.

USER is the NFT artist in collaboration with Liza J. Lee for the Zoe Cat NFT Art Collection. (See animated gif.)

Zoe is the mascot for The Art Party, Endorser of Earth Charter®. Zoe is a calico cat with green eyes, mostly white, then orange and black striped fur who brings good luck for startups and solopreneurs. She lived with Liza and hung out while she worked from her home office. She also greeted guests with Mew on Zoom or Skype.

Calicos are believed to bring good luck in the folklore of many cultures, including the US, and is referred to as money cats. The symbol of the money cat is aka as the lucky cat in Feng Shui; it is most commonly used in businesses, such as retail stores, restaurants and offices. The lucky cat or money cat is mainly used as a wealth and prosperity cure, as well as to attract good luck. Buy one or more for good fortune “In the Year of the Cat”?

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Coinos is a web app that works anywhere that has Internet. Merchants might use it on a tablet or put up a QR code for customers to scan with their phone. The Art Party accepts Bitcoin/Lightning –

DIY Bitcoin Receipt Printer

Here’s a video on how to put together a smart little thermal printer that can spit out a receipt when someone receives a Bitcoin payment to their Coinos account.

The parts list and code are at

DCTRL – Hackerspace at 436 W. Pender Street

DCTRL Vancouver is a collaborative community incubator inspired by the ideas behind Bitcoin. The blockchain technology behind Bitcoin has sprung a global movement for striving entrepreneurs, open source, decentralization, and P2P culture. For more details about the planning of Busking 3.0 at DCTRL, see the event page.

Crazy Dave is a resident DJ at DCTRL.

“I love so many different genres, and the variety of mixes I have on here reflects that. These mixes are for me just as much as they are for sharing. Most of my mixes are from 128-135, with a few others outside that range.”

NFTs can be GIFs, tweets, virtual cards, images of physical objects, video game skins, virtual real estate, avatars, songs, videos, and digital art. Each NFT is an authentication of the asset and ownership through a smart contract on the blockchain. Learn what is a non-fungible token (NFT), how to make NFTs, and how to launch them from several local speakers in Web3, blockchain, and NFTs. We can provide you with the most important resources to get started with our NFT cheatsheet 101 for creatives – 4 Steps to Turn Your Art into an NFT.

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