What's up, dudes? I'm David.
If you're feeling generous, you can call me the brains behind Chicken and Moon.
The idea for a cryptocurrency apparel store started soon after I had caught-wind of blockchain in later 2016, early 2017. I'd heard about it for years but never really know what to think of it.
This time, however, it was like the perfect storm.
- Growing libertarian sentiments
- Frustration in the American political machine and the 2016 election
- Finishing an IT degree at university
- Crypto was starting to move out of the shadows and into the mainstream
I'm an obsessive personality and when I find something to obsess about, it takes over everything. Ask my wife about it. She's seen me go through these "phases" before and kindly lets me indulge. It goes something like this:
Eat. Sleep. Obsess. Repeat.
In the past, it was video games, fountain pens, bikes, and now... cryptocurrency.
For the next several months, I would my free time totally engrossed in this new technology that I was so late finally get around to learning about. But, once I had, I was spellbound. Here I was, digging like a dog for a lost bone, searching for resources to teach myself what exactly this magical, fake internet money was all about.
I would eventually get to the point where I wanted to give back to the community. I realized I wanted to contribute something.
While I do have a background in IT, I'm certainly not a developer. I write awful code and I wasn't about to set github on fire with any commits.
I'm an eCommerce professional. So, as you can imagine, it didn't take long for my brain to put 2 + 2 together and I started Chicken and Moon in May 2017.
We're a small operation; it's just 2 people.
- Liz, the amazing and talented artist
- David, the enterprising eCommerce guy
The mission was to create unique cryptocurrency designs. We weren't the only webstore on the block in this niche but we were one of the few who actually created their own artwork.
Cryptocurrency is in a funny place right now. It's polarizing to people in a way they think it's either going to change the world or it's a ponzi scheme. Chicken and Moon, at the very least, sells apparel that is evocative. I can't tell you how many times I've worn a shirt, a hat, or a hoodie in public and get comments from random strangers. Mostly friendly comments but not always!
At the end of the day, Chicken and Moon isn't trying to be the biggest crypto-apprel store around. Our success is standing apart from the rest, being different, and selling apparel people are wild about.
We're Crazy Friendly, Too!
We want to hear from you! We want you to love your shirts so if you have feedback, in the words of the immortal Frasier Crane, I'm listening.
Got an Idea for a Shirt?
Just the tip?
We're doing this because we're broke college kids. Feel free to donate below.