matthias kretschmann

designer & developer


With ascribe, users were able to tokenize digital art and real life assets onto the Bitcoin blockchain. It was one of the very first decentralized apps using a decentralized ledger as its backend, all before Ethereum even existed. The principles around digital art as entries in a blockchain, given out in editions, would later inspire the ERC-721 NFT standard on the Ethereum blockchain. Finally, the learnings around a decentralized approach for storing structured data led to the creation of BigchainDB.

From 2015-2017 I worked on the UI development for multiple web touch points, including the main web app built with one of the first versions of React. The service and web app was discontinued in 2017.

Branding & key visuals in collaboration with Wojciech Hupert.

Showcase image no. 1 for ascribe

Tools & Technologies The tech stack I was involved with.

  • ascribe
  • Sketch
  • Illustrator
  • Jekyll
  • Gulp
  • HTML
  • SCSS
  • JavaScript
  • Travis
  • AWS S3
  • Cloudflare
  • React
  • Bitcoin