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ARTEIA launches its utility token, ARTK, and a peer-to-peer platform

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Arteia announces the launch of its ICO (Initial Coin Offering). Arteia offers the first comprehensive, advanced technology platform set to empower art collectors by linking a collection management system to a matching platform supported by a provenance tracker. Arteia Collect, launched in October 2018, is the ultimate cataloguing solution to manage any kind of collections and was created by collectors for collectors.

Arteia will open at the end of the ICO it’s decentralized platform allowing art market’s actors to interact around a provenance ledger, to share, study, inventorize, lend and trade artworks through matching marketplaces, in a tokenized ecosystem.

Founded in 2016 in Brussels, and with its first product, Arteia Collect, launched in October 2018, Arteia’s project stems from the desire to bring more transparency and more security to the art world, the project is led by a mix of experts from the art, business and tech field. Its founders, Philippe Gellman (CEO), Marek Zabicki (CTO) and Olivier Marian (CSO),are entrepreneurs and experienced collectors.

Unlike any other known project, the Arteia platform’s MVP will be fully functional at the end of the ICO and will already offer the 5 use cases described in the white paper to the token holders.

We raised already EUR 3 million since the creation of the company to develop our working platform and we are onboarding new collectors every week. Now it’s time to rocket our project on an international basis and an ICO seemed the mos accurate way to get the necessary means and develop a whole tokenized eco-system. We will bring more efficiency and liquidity on the secondary market with much lower fees than on the actual Art market and more transparency creating a universal ledger by anchoring in the Blockchain the provenance of Art pieces.

The Arteia solution powered by our ICO is a promise of greater transparency and more equal distribution for the art market,” comments Philippe Gellman, the CEO of Arteia.

Arteia: the solution for an art market looking for innovation

The art market is one of the last still barely touched by the digital revolution. Art is a very profitable asset class, and art sales have been booming in the past years, partly due to the gradual introduction of online sales and online-only auctions.

However, the market lacks transparency related to artwork provenance, price-setting and commission fees. These problems pave the way for blockchain technology to make a critical and long-lasting impact on the industry by bringing more trust and liquidity to the art market.

Arteia has developed an innovative decentralized peer-to-peer service for artists, collectors, and professionals of the fine art ecosystem: a comprehensive platform to serve the needs of all the actors in the art market.

In this sense, we are proud to have already been able to develop partnerships and solutions with key respected actors in the sector, such as our joint venture with Cahiers d’Art, RAISONLINE, that will be the first  digital catalogue Raisonnesolution anchored to the blockchain.

We create the art world of tomorrow

The total pool of token for this operation is fixed at 400,000,000 (four hundred million) ARTK, the Soft cap for this operation is settled at US $3.5 millioand the Hard cap is at US $15 million. 50% of the tokens will be sold during the ICO.

Token prices will be fixed shortly before the pre-sale and the main sale according to BTC and ETH volatily.

This ICO will be one of the first offering where all 5 use cases described in the Whitepaper will be running and available for token buyers at the end of the fundraising sale period when the toekens are issued.

What use for the ARTK token?

The ARTK token will allow its owner to subscribe to and access the platform’s services directly after the ICO. It will also manage the access to the provenance tracker where artists and estates will be able to store publicly and securely the provenance of their artworks.

The five use cases that will be available for token holders will be:

  1. Subscription to the cataloging solution.
  2. Provenance: adding provenance details of an artwork by the users and consulting the provenance of an artwork.
  3. Matching and allowing both parties to agree on the details of a transaction in a secure and trusted environment provided by smart-contracts powered by the ARTK token.
  4. Lending: allowing collectors to safely lend his artworks to museums and exhibitions.
  5. Showcase: creating a public or private showcase and gain recognition or just share the passion.

In the long run, Arteia’s goal is to become a global platform for the art market actors, with a marketplace supported by our provenance ledger, to trade art works in fiat or crypto currencies. Such a platform will help the digital world of token and crypto to connect with the physical field of art.

Cofounded by collectors and engineers, Arteia uses the finest and latest technologies  including blockchain  to suit the needs of all the actors of the art worldOur teams have been working for three years to develop this product, which is already used by artists and galleries. More than 30 000 artworks are already onboarded, explains Philippe Gellman, CEO Arteia

Blockchain technologies for the highest possible level of trust, security and confidentiality

Created by collectors to meet their needs, Arteia knows the extent to which the security and confidentiality of art collections are foremost. This is why Arteia’s access is protected by Two-Factor Authentication and allows the user to decide where the data is stored (on various hosted servers around the world, or on a personal server disconnected from the Internet).

Arteia also leverages on blockchain technologies to develop its artwork provenance tracker, creating an immutable history of each artwork life. This provenance database will serve as a tool to verify the authenticity of an artwork and to establish the value of the piece. Dealing with artworks with a veritable digital identity will also bring higher trust in the platform. Furthermore, blockchain technologies will enable the creation of immutable digital “catalogues raisonnes” by contemporary artists, creating a complete list of all their works in a simple and secure manner.

Arteia’s blockchain infrastructure will allow peer-to-peer connections between art collectors allowing direct sales,and we are looking forward implementing price predictions and trends analysis to help them make better decisions. In this sense Arteia is a real use case for blockchain technologies: offering transparency and liquidity on the market, it will allow people, to use art as an investment in a rapidly changing digital age, points out Marek Zabicki, CTO Arteia.

 

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Hyperledger-based token Metacoin to list on its first global cryptocurrency exchange, Liquid

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Global cryptocurrency platform Liquid.com (“Liquid”) will be listing Metacoin (MTC), the world’s first Hyperledger-based token, for secondary trading.

Metacoin is a project focused on expanding the blockchain ecosystem by solving fundamental issues that the traditional cryptocurrency has yet to overcome such as scalability and security. Released as a mainnet platform in 2018 as the first commercialised mainnet based on the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Fabric, Metacoin currently boasts several key projects such as:

Several notable Dapps are also currently being built on the Metacoin platform such as:

  • Play bits (https://playbits.io/), a powerful blockchain gaming platform,
  • Coldbank (https://www.coldbank.io), a custodian service that aims to provide a high level of security on IBM’s LinuxONE
  • Autosdaq (https://autosdaq.com/) an exchange that seeks to create an ecosystem where mobility-related products and services can be used with cryptocurrency.

Jay Baek, V.P. of INBLOCK said, “We’re excited about the listing of Metacoin on Liquid. As one of the largest, most secure and reputable exchanges globally, Liquid will offer best-in-class security to anyone looking to trade and hold MTC. More importantly, being listed on a major exchange is aligned with our mission of creating new value through collaborations with other companies and business support.”

Metacoin aims to solve two fundamental issues in blockchain technology — scalability and security — by implementing its node into LinuxONE. By doing so, Metacoin is not only able to further secure and protect users’ data but handle millions of transactions per second in a safe and secure manner.

“We are delighted to be the first global cryptocurrency exchange to add Metacoin to our offering of digital assets on Liquid, and also be the first exchange to be able to support projects built on Hyperledger,” said Mike Kayamori, CEO and co-founder of Liquid. “The ability to support Hyperledger-based projects is certainly an important step towards our mission of providing liquidity to the crypto economy.”

Hyperledger is an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies. Hosted by the Linux Foundation, it is a global collaboration that includes leaders in finance, banking, Internet of Things, supply chains, manufacturing and Technology. Hyperledger Fabric currently supports distributed ledger solutions for a wide range of industries and maximises the confidentiality, resilience and flexibility of blockchain solutions through its modular architecture.

To celebrate the listing of Metacoin on Liquid, the Liquid and Metacoin teams have decided to provide a 1% bonus for anyone who deposits more than 1,000 MTC and a 3% bonus for anyone who deposits more than 30,000 MTC on Liquid. Liquid and Metacoin will also host a Trading Competition that rewards 1,000 MTC to the top 100 users in trading volume at the end of the campaign. More details will be shared soon. For the latest updates, follow Liquid on Twitter at @liquid_global

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Inaugural SFF x SWITCH sees over 60,000 participants from 140 countries; event to return on 9-13 November 2020

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The Singapore FinTech Festival (SFF) and the Singapore Week of Innovation and TeCHnology (SWITCH) concluded its combined week-long event on 15 November 2019, which attracted more than 60,000 participants from 140 countries. The event also saw a record 569 speakers, close to 1,000 exhibitors[1] and 41 international pavilions.

SFF x SWITCH will return next year from 9 to 13 November 2020. It will build on the energy, ideas and partnerships established this year, to further strengthen the ecosystem for FinTech and deep tech in Singapore and the region.

Key Announcements

In line with the theme of Sustainability and Climate Change, Minister Ong Ye Kung unveiled the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)’s green finance action plan to strengthen green financing capabilities in Singapore and announced the launch of a US$2 billion Green Investments Programme, among other initiatives under the action plan.

DPM Heng Swee Keat unveiled Singapore’s National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Strategy in his keynote speech, and highlighted a new framework, Veritas, introduced by MAS to promote the responsible adoption of AI in the financial sector. He also announced the expansion of the Global Innovation Alliance (GIA) network to include London, and the launch of the Open Innovation Network (OIN)[2] by Enterprise Singapore and Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) to promote open innovation across sectors.

International Cooperation

Under the GIA, Enterprise Singapore signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with UK-based accelerator IoT Tribe, to facilitate two-way innovation and business partnerships.

It also inked MOUs with three new partners — DayDayUp (Beijing), Plug and Play Asia Pacific (Jakarta) and Leave a Nest (Tokyo) — to run GIA programmes in their respective markets.

MAS and the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) jointly launched the BIS Innovation Hub Centre in Singapore, to foster innovation and greater collaboration among the central banking community globally. The opening of the BIS Innovation Hub Centre in Singapore marks BIS’ first expansion of its global footprint in 17 years.

MAS also established partnerships with financial authorities in Canada and France, to strengthen cooperation in FinTech[3] and cybersecurity respectively, and welcomed Banque de France (BDF)’s opening of an overseas office in Singapore in early 2020.

Industry Partnerships

SFF x SWITCH 2019 saw new partnerships as well as progress in ongoing initiatives with the industry.

  • Project Ubin[4] Phase 5, a collaboration among MAS, the financial industry, and the blockchain ecosystem, saw the successful development of a blockchain-based prototype that enables payments to be carried out in different currencies on the same network.
  • Business sans Borders (BSB)[5], which was launched by MAS and IMDA in 2018, has successfully completed its Phase One Proof of Concept and will proceed with the Phase Two Pilot in 1H 2020.
  • MAS, Deloitte and S&P Global Market Intelligence have jointly developed a prototype for an industry-wide FinTech Research Platform to help investors and financial institutions connect with FinTech start-ups that they can partner with or invest in.
  • Enterprise Singapore launched the inaugural Sustainability Open Innovation Challenge in partnership with corporates and government agencies to tackle problem statements spanning sustainability themes in resource efficiency, zero waste, green transport and sustainable built environment.
  • As part of efforts towards sustainable growth, the National Research Foundation launched the Singapore Battery Consortium to support industry-academia collaboration in cutting-edge battery technologies, bringing companies and researchers together to develop better battery products that serve market needs.

2019 Event Highlights

SFF x SWITCH celebrated the winning solutions of the Global FinTech HackceleratorFinTech Awards[6] and SLINGSHOT 2019[7] respectively. Following vibrant demo and pitching sessions where FinTech and tech startups presented their solutions to industry panels of judges, three winners emerged from the Global FinTech Hackcelerator, while there were 12 winners each from the FinTech Awards and SLINGSHOT 2019.

SFF x SWITCH concluded the week with the Innovation Lab Crawl and Industry Events (14-15  November), which saw over 20,000 visitors across over 50 innovation labs and more than 30 workshops and networking events held around Singapore. The SFF x SWITCH organising team thanks all our partners and attendees for making this year’s event a big success. We look forward to continued collaboration with the industry to bring about an even more exciting and impactful event next year.

 

SOURCE Monetary Authority of Singapore

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Experian brings world-class technology conference to Singapore with inaugural VISION2020 Asia Pacific

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Experian, the world leader in information services, announced today that the inaugural Asia Pacific edition of its signature Vision Conference will be coming to Singapore next year. VISION2020 Asia Pacific (APAC) will be held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Singapore on 5th and 6th February 2020.

For the past 38 years, Experian’s Vision conference in North America has been connecting business leaders to innovative ideas and solutions to help them target new markets, grow their customer bases, and reduce fraud. The event has also hosted world-renowned keynote speakers including Apple’s co-founder, Steve Wozniak, former US president, Bill Clinton, and five-time NBA champion, Kobe Bryant.

Next year, under the theme “Future favours the BOLD – Innovating for tomorrow”, VISION2020 APAC is where leading minds from the banking and fintech industries will converge to examine how companies can navigate the next phase of digital finance and build a BOLD future powered by data, technology, and analytics.

A thought leadership platform dedicated to the most salient business developments, VISION2020 APAC will shine a spotlight on major shifts that are reshaping the region and the significant growth opportunity that lies with the application of data assets today, to enable the provision of better services. Curated sessions on topics such as Fraud and Open Banking — two of the six conference themes — will help business executives gain a better understanding of the new banking paradigm that is ushering in the next phase of consumer finance in Asia Pacific.

The conference will also feature a dedicated space for technology showcase, where attendees can discover the latest solutions from Experian’s X Labs innovation hub. Built to address customer pain points, X Labs is home to some of Experian’s most cutting-edge technologies for Open Banking, Agriculture, Alternative Data Scoring, Predictive Analytics, and more.

Ben Elliott, Chief Executive Officer, Experian Asia Pacific, said: “We are delighted to bring our flagship conference to Asia Pacific, a fast-growing market with access to an amount of data unrivalled in size. VISION2020 APAC will catalyse important conversations around the unprecedented business opportunities offered by the data economy through sessions on Open Data, Autonomous Analytics, and Alternative Data. We look forward to inspiring our customers, partners, and industry luminaries to take on a bold approach as we navigate through these exciting times together as a region.”

Attendees can expect unparalleled networking potential and learning opportunities with a two-day programme featuring expert presentations, technical workshops, innovation showcases, and panel discussions led by the top minds of the industry.

The speaker line-up features some 50 industry experts and leaders including senior representatives from ANZ Bank, Boston Consulting Group, IDC Financial Insights, Open Bank, WeLab and many more. Notable thought leaders such as Alex Manson, Global Head, SC Ventures; Sopnendu Mohanty, Chief Fintech Officer, Monetary Authority of SingaporeSteve Leonard, Founding CEO of SG Innovate; and Malcolm Rodrigues, CEO & co-founder, MyRepublic, will also be speaking at the event.

Sharing the stage with the distinguished guest speakers is Experian’s team of senior global executives including Brian Cassin, Group CEO; Ben Elliott, CEO, Asia PacificAlex Lintner, Group President, Consumer Information Services; and David Britton, Vice President, Industry Solutions, Global Fraud and Identity.

In addition, attendees will also hear from guest speakers including Lewis Hamilton, five-time Formula One world champion, and Sachin Tendulkar, former international cricketer considered as one of the greatest batsmen in sport’s history.

Visit the official VISION2020 APAC website for the latest updates on the conference and use the hashtag #ExperianVision2020APAC to join the conversation on LinkedIn. Register by 30 November to enjoy early-bird rates at USD1,295. This conference is also supported by the Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau, a part of Singapore Tourism Board.

 

SOURCE Experian

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