Over the past year and a half bitcoin and cryptocurrencies have caused a serious hype that’s stretched a bit into the mainstream. These days people hear about digital currencies more often and one reason is due to all the fantastic crypto-infused products that have invaded pop culture. Cryptocurrency clothing, knitted sweaters, socks, coffee mugs, and backpacks sporting digital currency symbols, has grown quite extensive.
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The Crypto-Pop Culture Invasion: The Amount of Cryptocurrency Branded Products Out There Invading Our Mainstream Culture Would Make Andy Warhol Smile
Today we’re gonna talk about the massive amounts of goods available these days that show off everyone’s favorite cryptocurrencies in a fashionable sense. Back in the early days, you’d be lucky to get a bitcoin embroidered hat or a silk screened t-shirt sporting the Silk Road logo. But nowadays things are a whole lot different since the ‘crypto-craze’ took off in 2017, as there are tons of products out there now that display the cryptocurrency logos and names that will make any trademark or patent holder squeal.
Crypto-Themed Kimchi Socks
There’s a company called Kimchi Socks that has been creating quality cryptocurrency branded socks for quite some time now. The Kimchi manufacturers sell socks in a few crypto-flavors such as BTC, BCH, ETH, and Dogecoin. The products are tall crew socks that show off the digital asset’s symbols and they come in a variety of colors. The socks vary in price between $10.99 – $12.99 USD and you can pay for the colorful socks in BCH, ETH, BTC, Doge, and Dash.
Hodlmoon’s Ugly Cryptocurrency Sweaters
Have you ever been to an ugly sweater party? Well, now you can go to a sweater-shindig sporting an ethereum knitted sweater made by the Hodlmoon team. The Hodlmoon sweaters come in multiple flavors like monero, neo, ethereum, and litecoin. Other cryptocurrency proponents can also use Hodlmoon’s sweater template to create a sweater for their favorite coin as well. The sweaters are not cheap and run at $59.99 but you can pay for your sweater with cryptocurrencies using Shapeshift, alongside other payment methods.
Burning the Midnight Oil With Cryptocandles
Another unique product on the market will also help you when the power goes out during a storm, and maybe even add to your wealth. The Cryptocandle is a soy wax candle that has 60 hours of burn time. According to the creators, the candle gives off a peppery scent with notes of oakmoss, sandalwood, and amber-patchouli. But at the end of each candle is a token that can be obtained when the wick has burned to the end. The token is redeemable on the website and owners have a chance to win some loot. Cryptocandle has added BTC redeemable tokens in 53 of the 5000 candles manufactured. One candle has 1 BTC, two candles have 0.5 BTC, and fifty candles have 0.01 BTC. Not a bad find during a power outage. Cryptocandles are $45 and have a hefty price tag when compared to traditional products sold at Yankee Candle.
Brighten Your Day With a Cup of Joe Poured Into a Bitmug
Drinking coffee is a favorite pastime for lots of folks all over the world, and if you want to spark up some coffee talk conversation, then a bright orange bitcoin mug might just help push the envelope. Bitmugs are microwave safe bright orange mugs made of stoneware with the bitcoin logo in black on the front.
Furthermore, the Bitmugs business is operated by a young man who can be often seen at events and conferences within the blockchain and cryptocurrency space. Each orange mug sold on Bitmugs costs $17.45 USD per cup and you can pay in either BTC or BCH via Bitpay.
BCH Gang Members Unite
Are you a big fan of bitcoin cash these days since the scaling debate that erupted just a few years ago? Well, bitcoin cash fans can find a whole collection of goods dedicated to the ‘BCH Gang’ of crypto-enthusiasts who love big blocks. While visiting the ‘swag’ section at the Bitcoin.com Store people can find a ton of BCH gear including shirts that say, “BCH PLS,” “BCH Magnet,” “BCH Gang,” and “Year of the BCH,” printed on quality shirts. Further, there are BCH PLS snapback hats, hoodies, and pullover sweaters. The Bitcoin.com Store accepts bitcoin cash and completing an order including the BCH network transaction time is faster than lightning.
The Lynx Collection: Reflective LCD-Like Cryptocurrency Images Etched Into Metal Sheets
Another set of cool cryptocurrency-themed items that can be displayed on a large wall in your home stems from the Lynx Art Collection. The artist sells limited edition prints and canvases that present the artwork for BTC, ETH, LTC, XMR, and several others. The prints are very cool, but Lynx also sells really interesting metal panel collectibles that are 20×30 inches and weigh about four pounds.
These metal panels can be viewed by looking at them from multiple angles and the images are reflective and look very similar to an LCD screen. The artist says, “it’s almost as if you can see through the art.” Some of the metal panel artwork costs $899.95 but they are limited and panels are hand signed and numbered on the back. Lynx also sells beveled glass artwork too featuring BTC, XMR, ETH, and EOS.
The Bitcoin Genesis Block Backpack Could Be the Perfect Bug Out Bag to Get Out of That Keynesian Economics Class
Have you ever wanted to have the Genesis Block hash on a fancy backpack for all your friends to see? Now you can by visiting the Bitcoinshirt.co store, which also offers a wide array of interesting cryptocurrency gear. The Bitcoin Genesis Block backpack in particular costs $49.99 and the pack is specially crafted for cypherpunks, explains the store. The pack displays the genesis block hash which says the infamous line, “The Times 03/Jan/2009 Chancellor on Brink of Second Bailout for Banks.” According to the creators, the backpack is water resistant and can hold a 15” laptop. Furthermore, the pack’s inside pocket has the Bitcoin whitepapers’ abstract paragraph written on it as well.
Cryptocurrency Gear is a Great Conversation Piece and May Initiate Some Education on Bitcoin and Central Banking
When it comes to cryptocurrency gear invading pop culture and all the products out there today, we just scratched the surface. There are so many things to choose from, a digital asset enthusiast is sure to find something that fits their individual needs. Moreover, these goods are great conversation starters to get your friends and family members talking about bitcoin. Your uncle may ask you what all that gibberish is on your backpack. This means you probably will get a chance to explain to him about the revolutionary aspects of cryptocurrencies, while also detailing how the central banks and the fiat system is destroying the world’s economy.
What do you think about all the goods available that show off bitcoin and cryptocurrency brands? Let us know what you think about this subject in the comment section below.
Images via Shutterstock, Bitmugs, Hodlmoon, Kimchi Socks, Cryptocandles, Bitcoinshirt.co, store.bitcoin.com, and Lynx Art Collection.
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