Today we want to introduce a new concept called Gas Tanks.
As many of you know, Async enables art that can update its look automatically, triggered by outside information. For more information see our post here: https://beta.cent.co/+tosjlb
Automatic updates open up a world of opportunity, but remember that every change requires a transaction on the blockchain! This is where Gas Tanks come in.
Pieces that utilize autonomous layers now come paired with their own public Gas Tank address which fund the updates.
We now have live indicators which display estimated runtime in the tank for any given piece.
If a Gas Tank ever runs out, the autonomous features of that piece will simply pause at the latest state. But once there's gas in the tank again, it will fire back up.
Lastly, since this is a public address, anyone can donate or add to the tank! We're really excited to see how artists and collectors experiment with this new feature.
In the age of programmable money, even art itself can have its own wallet. :)
- Async Team