This artboard has 3 features:
There are 1 million pixels on the canvas.
Each pixel costs 1 satoshi to paint.
Pixels can be painted over indefinitely.
Technically, Satoshi's Place is a great way to experience the speed of micro-transactions through the Lightning Network. It’s also a fun and decentralized way to share your message. If you're a developer interested in building scripts, bots and services for Satoshi's Place, there is also API documentation: The entire project is available, open-source, on Github.
In terms of art, it can be compared to a collaborative performance art conducted on the blockchain. Every time you open this board, you’ll find some new and creative paintings from people all over the world. The painting process is a part of the art itself. And you only pay 1 Satoshi to paint 1 pixel, so art is quite affordable here.
How does the creator of this project describe it? Check one of his twitter posts.
What a metaphor.
Perhaps, hundred or thousands of years later, when the future archaeologists dig along the blockchain, they’ll stare at your painting and try to figure out the mystery pattern you left behind.