Blockchain Aesthetics

Blockchain Aesthetics, 2014-2015, HTML5 and JavaScript.

Visualizing Bitcoin blockchain transactions – click on each image to run in your browser.

Bitcoin transactions rendered as a rows of coloured squares. Each byte of the 32-byte transaction hash is rendered as a square of colour from a 256-colour palette:

squares

Transactions rendered as paragraphs consisting of words from a standard list:

words

Each transaction hash rendered as a 16×16 1-bit bitmap (original Macintosh-style, 1 is black):

bitmaps

Transactions rendered as spots of colour from a 256-colour palette:

transactions-spots

Transactions rendered as drawings of lines connecting x,y co-ordinate pairs taken from the low and high 4 bits in each 8-bit byte in the 32-byte transaction hash. Each transaction is joined to the next as part of the same continuous drawing:

drawings

As above, with a face recognition algorithm used to find any collections of pixels that accidentally resemble faces. These are outlined in red:

faces

Each hash as instructions for a turtle graphics pen:

turtles

Life games with each hash as the starting board state:

lifes

A Chernoff Face of each hash:

chernoffs

Cellular automata with each hash as the initial row:

cellulars

Quadratic curves with the bytes of each hash as the control point co-ordinates:

beziers-not-really

You can get the code here:

https://gitorious.org/robmyers/blockchain-aesthetics/

https://github.com/robmyers/blockchain-aesthetics/

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