The Blockchain ecosystem is full of buzzwords or phrases exclaiming noble causes such as bank the unbanked or democratize the art. They occupy numerous white papers and mission statements. But as the ecosystem rapidly expands, it appears to grow without most of its ideals. Fide, sed cui, vide! explores the ephemeral substance of many of these claims. Projects rise, losing sight of the very people they claim to empower. They launch on centralized architectures. New standards are postponed to focus on growth and marketplaces to support artists launch without secondary sales commissions. Fide, sed cui, vide! is a Latin proverb reminding us: Trust, but be careful of whom you trust!
Animation of individual Python-processed video frames based on a scanned set of rubber stamps. 1,920 × 1,080 px, 2,306 frames, 1:30, MP4, sound, stamp set 01, 02, 03