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Crypto Mermaids' Holiday Gift Guide

Having more fun than whales since 2022

Art and tech gifts for friends and family at all levels of crypto literacy

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Crypto Mermaids'

Holiday Gift Guide

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Read on for  a list of art and tech gifts for friends and family at all levels of techno literacy. 

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For those not interested in crypto 

For new crypto explorers 

For crypto enthusiasts 

Gifting NFTs: our curated picks 

We hope that you’ve recovered from the extravagance of Art Basel Miami and are settling into the holiday season. We know that getting gifts for friends, family, and the office secret santa is just as tricky as navigating the madness of an international art fair, so we’ve decided to help out by sharing our picks of art and tech gifts for anyone, with varying levels of crypto literacy. 


Who are Crypto Mermaids?

Crypto Mermaids: Having more fun than whales since 2022


Joining the ocean of crypto this December is The Crypto Mermaids. Crypto Mermaids are dedicated to crypto, NFT, blockchain, and other Web3 education. We are an open community demystifying male-dominated knowledge topics in a fun, female-friendly, and approachable way.


We do this through

  • A monthly book club where we read articles, books, and texts related to web 3 and crypto. Join our book club!

  • A content series 

  • A book series that is currently under contract for production

Crypto Mermaids are proudly powered by Tezos


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Crypto Mermaids' Holiday Gift Guide

For those not interested in crypto 


  • Jerry Gogogian “the Mega Collection” hair clips


What it is: shiny hair clips to flaunt your favorite mega gallery, available in David Zwirner, Hauser and Wirth, Pace, or “Gogosian”. 

Price: 20$


Hilde Lynn Helphenstein: is the gallerist and curator behind the “Jerry Gogosian” meme account that parodies the excesses of the commercial art world. 

How to gift it: Jerry Gogosian gift shop 


  • (pre-order) Mindy Seu, Cyberfeminism Index, (Inventory Press, 2022)


What it is: A wonderfully complete and illustrated anthology of literature to plunge into the complex histories of intersectional cyberfeminism. 

Price: 34.95$


Mindy Seu: Mindy Seu is a writer, curator, professor and designer specializing in art, archives and technology. 

How to pre-order: here 

For new crypto explorers


  • Satoshi Nakamoto, Ben Vickers (ed.), The White Paper, (Ignota books, 2019).




What it is: “A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System” published online by the pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008, better known as the bitcoin whitepaper, is the foundational text of crypto, detailing the thoughts and mechanisms behind the functioning of bitcoin a couple of months before the first bitcoin transaction. This version, published by Ignota books, provides an introduction by James Bridle and commentary by Jaya Klara Brekke that allows for an in-depth comprehension and analysis of this crucial text in crypto history. 

Price: 19.95$


Satoshi Nakamoto: The enigmatic founder of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, is an iconic figure in crypto history. Their anonymity creates an aura of mystery 

Ignota Books: Ignota Books is an experimental publishing house founded in 2017. They focus on topics at the intersection of technology, mythology, and magic, with the intention of reenchanting the world around us.  

Ben Vickers: is a curator, writer, publisher and technologist. He is the co-founder of Ignota Books and Senior Strategist at Serpentine Galleries in London.  

James Bridle: is a writer, artist and technologist. They are the author of 'New Dark Age' (2018) and 'Ways of Being' (2022) and their work can be found at

Jaya Klara Brekke: is a fellow at the Weizenbaum institute and CSO at Nym Technologies, a decentralized privacy system combining a mixnet with a blockchain node reputation and reward system. She holds a PhD from Durham University Geography department and is an expert advisor to the European Commission. Her research contributes to public, industry and policy debates about emerging data economies, decentralized data infrastructures and blockchain technology internationally

How to gift it: here


  • Camila Russo, The Infinite Machine, (Harper Business, 2020) 




What is it: The fascinating and informative story of Ethereum, the blockchain launched in 2015 by 19 year old programmer Vitalik Buterin and that spawned the development of NFTs. 

Price: 22.99$


Camila Russo: is a financial journalist with expertise in the field of crypto markets. She is also the founder and CEO of Defiant, an information platform that reports on decentralized finance. 


How to gift it: here


For the crypto enthusiasts


  • Trezor hardware wallet


What: a hardware or “cold” wallet is a physical cryptocurrency wallet. It is the safest way to protect your private keys. Trezor is the original hardware wallet. It supports over 1000 assets, including Tezos. 

How to gift it: here 


  • WHIM - Digital Canvas for NFTs


What is it: Digital canvas that gives you a digital experience to its fullest potential. The rotatable canvas can be controlled remotely on the WHIM app and it’s compatible with Metamask, Tiktok, Youtube, Spotify/Apple Music, live streams, Twitter and gaming - or just as an extra monitor for content viewing! 

Price: $1399, $1499, $1599 (dependent on size)

How to gift it: here

Gift an NFT: our “curated picks” 


  • Libby Heaney, Venuses (quantum bodies watched by Open Pose algorithm)


What is VenusesVenuses is an artwork generated using a quantum algorithm that fragments and deconstructs traditional art historical images of the female body to disrupt essentialized ideals of the female nude. 

Floor Price: 0.015 WETH (around 18$)


Libby Heaney: is widely known as the first person to use quantum computing as an artistic medium. Her multimedia practice, spanning print, performance, and immersive installations, explores themes of technology, queerness and post-humanism. 

How to gift it: here


  • Sarah Meyohas, Cloud of Petals 




What is Bitchcoin? Several months before the launch of Ethereum, that allowed for the creation of NFTs through the use of smart contracts, artist Sarah Meyohas created Bitchcoin, which many have labeled as a “proto-NFT”. Each bitchcoin represented 25sq inches of any of her prints. Their value was therefore correlated to her own artistic success. In 2021, the project was relaunched in Ethereum and rebaptized Cloud of Petals. Each NFT represents a hand-picked rose petal 

Floor Price: 0.99 ETH (around 1200$)


Sarah Meyohas: is a conceptual artist and pioneer of crypto art. Her work examines the role of emerging technologies in contemporary society. 

How to gift it: here


  • Crypto Mermaid pre-sale 

What are Crypto Mermaids? launching in 2023, crypto mermaids are pfp collectible NFTs that support crypto education for those who feel isolated from Web3. You can reserve a mermaid pre-sale now to guarantee you can buy one when they launch.  

Price: 20$ for pre-sale

How to gift it: here

Sarah Friend, Lifeforms

What are Lifeforms? Lifeforms are the tamagotchi of NFTs. An unlimited amount of Lifeforms can be created, they are less about collecting than they are about sharing. To keep a Lifeform alive, you must pass them on to another wallet within 90 days. Keep in mind that if you gift a Lifeform, the person who receives it cannot keep it forever.   


Sarah Friend: is an artist and software engineer that focuses on blockchain technology and web3.

Price: 10 MATIC (around 7$) 

How to gift it: This one is a bit more complicated. You must have metamask installed on your computer to create a Lifeform and they are only compatible with Polygon. Once you're all set, you can find them at this link


metamaskis a crypto wallet. It exists as a browser extension. 

Polygon: is a cryptocurrency and blockchain platform that works with Ethereum compatible blockchains and aims to reduce speed and costs. 

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NFT picks

What are Crypto Mermaid PFPs?

When you purchase a Crypto Mermaids you fund crypto, NFT, and Web3 educational programs 

Since becoming disillusioned with the culture of silicon valley artist Gretchen Andrew has been using her increasingly visible art practice to increase popular understanding of new and important technologies.  In 2021 she formalized her internet activism and efforts in internet literacy into By The Pool. By The Pool is an open community demystifying male-dominated knowledge topics in a fun, female, and approachable way.


The Crypto Mermaids fund crypto education in 3 primary ways:

  1. Supports the Beach Club Book Club: Monthly gatherings encouraging crypto education hosted by Monique Leong at pools all around the world with a home page at Barbican Beach Club.

  2. Writing and promotion for the Crypto By the Pool book publication: Read the full Crypto By the Pool book proposal (under contract).

  3. Production of Video & Multi-Media Content: We bring new people into Web 3 by meeting them where they are with a focus on Instagram, Tick Tok, YouTube. 

NFT PFP Crypto Mermaids give the existing Web3 community the chance to support the growth of the Web3 community through funding the By The Pool outreach efforts.  

Why Crypto Mermaids Matter

An Accenture study found that 50% of women abandon tech careers by the age of 35. 

In 2021, only 5% of crypto entrepreneurs were women. This imbalance needs readjustment.


Gretchen Andrew left the world of Big Tech to become an artist where she believed more people are celebrated and rewarded for being themselves. It is a heartbreaking journey to leave a place you love but don't feel you belong. Changing technology and the demographics of those who benefit from it have always been part of Gretchen's mission as an artist. 

Crypto mermaids is a female-led NFT collectible project that supports empowerment by funding tech education.

Crypto Mermaids Fund "By The Pool"

What is "By The Pool"

An open community demystifying male-dominated knowledge topics in a fun, female, and approachable way. We have communities focused on Artificial Intelligence, Climate Change, and general finance. Crypto By The Pool is our primary focus at this time because we believe everyone should know how this works, whether or not they engage with it. We use fun education and events with the following guiding principles: 

By The Pool Principles: 

The confidence to shape the future

Male-dominated knowledge topics, especially in technology and finance (crypto), are often presented as more complicated than they really are to preserve the powerful people who profit from them. It’s, like, totally unnecessary.  The world needs more women who have the confidence to discuss and shape the future of technology. We are a wide open door to that process.   

It can't be difficult if you can discuss it while sipping on a Pina Colada.

Requires no prior training in computer science, programming, finance or mathematics. Its only prerequisite is curiosity.  Its dress code is a bikini and sunglasses.

The topic is always you and your confident ability to thrive in today’s world.

The subject is always self-empowerment. At its core identity, the By The Pool is about self-help, and self-improvement for women seeking personal or professional growth through the empowerment of knowing what the hell is going on. The By The Pool community is not defined by crypto as much as it is by the resulting empowerment that is the byproduct of this knowledge and enablement. 

Crypto Mermaids Specifications

  • 200 Unique PFPs

  • Drop price approximately $200 USD ($20 reserve goes to the cost of Crypto Mermaid

  • Attributes originate in hand-drawn paper doll style dress up by Gretchen Andrew

  • Feels like playing dress-up à la Cindy Sherman Paper Dolls

  • Supported by Tezos, a carbon-neutral blockchain for artists, crypto mermaids are part of a broader ecosystem determined to demystify male-dominated topics of knowledge.

  • Dropping on fxHash in 2023

  • Branded attributes with a variety of rarities and colors 


Crypto mermaids are a fun and feminine collectible NFT project with a cause.

Collecting a mermaid allows crypto natives and novices to join a community of individuals with shared values.

It’s also an investment in the by the pool community that empowers women through increased tech literacy. 

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Collect Crypto Mermaids

  • Join a community of like-minded individuals with access to events and education

  • Actually, support women in crypto (put your money where your tweets about feminism are)

  • Invest in the By the Pool Community that provides tech literacy for those who feel isolated by the primary Web3 communities. 

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