The Tulip

This is a story about a flower that has made man mad. Greed, desire, anguish, devotion have all played their part...

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The Tulip Token Individual Coin Offering: An Early Harvest is the first of its kind offering of one and only one, individual crypto token known as The Tulip. It is an experiment in what happens when you blur the lines between art, technology, and human psychology. The Tulip will be sold at auction to the highest bidder over a period lasting the life span of a forced tulip bulb of the Tulipa kaufmanniana 'Early Harvest' variety. To force a bulb means to create an environment in which the bulb blossoms in the winter instead of the spring. The auction begins when the bulb enters a phase of simulated winter and ends when the flower dies.


The mission of this work is to decorate the blockchain itself with wisdom that can live on alongside it. We can look to this transaction and bulb as a reminder of the possibilities and potential as well as the risks and pitfalls. We must be careful to not cut ourselves off from the possibilities of growth. Please read the whitepaper to learn more.



The Tulip token is based on the ERC-20 standard and made available over the Ethereum blockchain. The auctioning platform is implemented as A DApp (Distributed Application). The project has been designed and maintained with thorough testing. You can find the open source code below.

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Fact Sheet

Token name
Utility of token
As an artwork and certificate of ownership for claiming the commemorative work
Tokens accepted
To be determined by highest bid at auction
Use of funds
80%: future works of The Artist
20%: Hand in Hand Hurricane Relief Fund
Total supply
Token distribution
100%: Highest bidder
Auction begins when bulb enters simulated winter; Auction ends when the tulip dies