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Bitcoin: The Culture of Cryptocurrency

The Cultural Frontline: where arts and news collide.

On The Cultural Frontline this week: borders, journeys and the power of place.

Can Bitcoin change the world of art? We hear from the crypto-artist, Valentina Picozzi and the gallery owner, Eleesa Dadiani, on the impact the borderless cryptocurrency is having on both the making and trading of art.

The writer and President of PEN Hong Kong Jason Ng discusses the challenge of navigating the fine line between censorship and freedom of expression in China and Hong Kong.

The Irish writer Gerard Brennan takes The Cultural Frontline on a visit to the Northern Irish crime literature festival, Noireland, to meet leading writers whose work is shaped by borders.

Plus, the ballet dancer Mthuthuzeli November tells the story of how dance propelled him from the poverty of rural South Africa, to the world stage.

Photo: A visual representation of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin, alongside a selection of official currencies Credit: Dan Kitwood/ Getty Images

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26 minutes

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  • Sat 9 Dec 2017 03:32GMT
  • Sat 9 Dec 2017 09:32GMT
  • Sat 9 Dec 2017 18:32GMT
  • Sun 10 Dec 2017 00:06GMT
  • Mon 11 Dec 2017 04:32GMT
  • Mon 11 Dec 2017 07:32GMT

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