The CryptoNote Guide

About Work Contact Shop THE CRYPTONOTE BOOK The first of its kind, The Cryptonote Book (working title) will be a searchable index of all cryptocurrency issued in cash-like form. It will list the manufacturers, circulation numbers, and the estimated collectable value of each item. The first edition is expected in 2020.Expected for release in 2020, […]

The Shop

About Work Contact Shop THE SHOP A dedicated banknote store A dedicated store is now live. The store showcases items made exclusively in association with Independent Currencies, and will focus only on items that use security printing techniques, in design and manufacture.Visit to view current items for sale. The CryptoNote GuideAnnouncementsThe CryptoNote GuideThe ShopAnnouncementsThe […]

Donald Trump

About Work Contact Shop THE TRUMP NOTE First Preview Released A rough sketch of a forthcoming banknote design, featuring President Donald Trump has been released and circulated on social media. The note is scheduled for release in July, and pays homage to the President’s first 4 years in office. The ‘Trump note’ will feature a […]

One Hundred Pounds

About Work Contact Shop ONE HUNDRED POUNDS A Speculative Design This speculative banknote was actually the first product of a long investigation into Brexit’s impact on design. The back of the note was a response to various attempts to redesign touch-points of British identity – such as the British passport and paper money. The iconic […]


About Work Contact Shop DESIGNING FOR BREXIT Investigations into Brexit’s impact on design The experience of Brexit in the UK has progressed with extreme complexity. It has revealed fundamental polarities in the UK’s culture that cannot be easily reconciled. It has been a rallying cry to British identity – an identity which remains fluid and […]

CoinRivet: Banknote Insider

About Work Contact Shop COINRIVET: BANKNOTE INSIDER Banknote ‘insider’ Tom Badley tells Coin Rivet his tale: from a ‘banknote insider’ to offering his services to help blockchain projects not just look good – but also build greater levels of trust. As the founder of Independent Currencies, Tom runs a design studio specialising in security document […]

A Brief History Of A Blockchain Artist

About Work Contact Shop Hi, my name is Tom. I’m an artist, designer, writer, and musician. My art is influenced by my experience in security document production. In other words, the designing and printing of banknotes. This experience gave me the technical understanding of banknote production, unlocking the language of money design which I use […]