WE ARE SOLVING THE ART WORLD’S BIGGEST PROBLEM
Join leading galleries, investors and institutions in building a forgery-free future for art.
STAGE 2 - PRE SALE
Start of the phase: 2018-07-09
End of this phase: 2018-08-31
Token rate: 0.10€
An unprecedented standard of transparency, authenticity, and security for the art world.
Hundreds of million dollars are lost to art fraud each year. With our powerful image-capturing software, we render artworks forgery-proof. This new authentication standard logs an artwork’s unique fingerprint, its history and provenance on the blockchain – balancing the industry’s need for greater transparency with state-of-the-art security.
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Powerful image-authentication software
Our (existing!) software is able to scan and match an artwork’s unique digital fingerprint by capturing its finest textural details. Once this fingerprint is stored on the blockchain, the artwork is essentially unforgeable: this powerful software detects even the most sophisticated fake.
A blockchain-powered cataloguing and transaction platform
At the heart of our blockchain-based platform are the artworks’ forgery-proof profiles including their digital fingerprints, history, and provenance. For any transaction, smart contracts and the decentralized nature of the blockchain guarantee the highest security standards. This finally offers the unprecedented transparency the art world has lacked.
UNPRECEDENTED OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL
Value for the entire arts ecosystem
The best solutions are those that benefit all. Our authentication protocol works for art portfolios large or small, for individual owners or big institutions. For insurers and logistic firms, it makes instant condition reports quick and easy and offers novel track & trace functionality. And not least, it opens the way for artists to earn from resales of their works.
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Initiator / Founders / First Investors
As an established arts broker and collector with over two decades of experience, Nikos knows the art world inside out – and he is excited to have found a solution to one of its greatest challenges. With a successful track record as an entrepreneur and investor whose portfolio includes more than 50 companies, Nikos combines excellent business sense with a profound understanding of the art industry and its intricacies.
Peter is one of Switzerland’s leading sales and marketing experts whose credits include serving as Global Head of Sales at Swatch and overseeing the market launch of Europe’s major isotonic beverage. With his vast expertise, Peter knows how to lead cross-disciplinary teams from ideation to market implementation, developing and launching products that create value across their entire life cycle.
The long-time CEO of a 70-strong insurance brokerage, Rolf is both an impassioned arts collector and experienced manager with great strategic acumen. Having served the art world as an insurance broker for over 35 years, he is delighted to spearhead the development of an innovative service that will enhance security and cut costs for his many trusted partners in the industry.
Trained as an insurance broker, Christina specialises in the field of art investments. With her in-depth understanding of the needs and desires of insurers and artwork owners, she empowers 4ARTechnologies to place customers’ concerns at the heart of both product development and marketing.
Serge Poliakov develops innovative forms of advertising to create transparency and to give his customers the desired success or the opportunity to reach the right target group at the right time. He supports with his innovative advertising technologies, international network of media specialists and press work in Eastern Europe. Serge combines Western and Eastern European cultures and business practices. His access to decision-makers in the Eastern European art scene, business and politics is second to none.
DESIGNATED DIRECTORS FAR EAST
The founder of Blockchains Limited and Artchain AI Limited, Peter Cheung is one of the pioneers of the field. He draws on twenty years of experience as a private investor and merchant banker with a successful track record in industries such as natural gas, oil, mining, pharmaceuticals and technology.
Advisory Board Technology
With over 30 years of experience in the security printing sector as part of Atlantic Zeiser, Thorsten is an expert in all areas of authentication - from technology right up to marketing and sales. He advises 4ARTechnologies on how to bring a game-changing technology to a wider audience.
Ali is a serial entrepreneur, information architect, and business angel whose focus is on driving growth through platforms, customer and employee experience and blockchain technology applications. As Chief Product Officer at eKomi, a Goldman Sachs backed company, he has a successful track record in taking products from zero to toplining the company's revenue; as Technical Co-Founder, he is known for his ability to envision and design complex systems that simplify architecture for growth and speed.
As Managing Director of Atlantic Zeiser, Thomas draws on his expertise in economics and law as well as his natural entrepreneurial spirit. With global experience in leadership and corporate strategy management, he will advise 4ARTechnologies on becoming a successful organization across all its stages of development.
With a career that boasts positions such as Director Technology & Client Partner Digital for the Publicis Group, Vice President Customer Success & Operations for eKomi and Development Director within the WPP group, Kai is highly skilled at realizing projects that fuse the latest tech with user-centric innovation. Renowned as a great and inspiring team leader, Kai is as much development director and expert developer in his own right as he is a visionary for leadership and organizational development. Over the course of his career, he has brought over 350 software and hardware solutions to market; his clients have included Volkswagen, Audi, BMW, Commerzbank, Deutsche Post DHL, Ergo, Microsoft, Louis Vuitton, Intelligent Systems Co. and Telekom.
Advisory Board Finance
Kurt Spirig is an expert in investment and asset management and digital innovation strategy. In recognition of his achievements in customer-centric end-to-end systems, he was awarded Expo Cologne’s CRM Award and helped found the Competence Center for Customer-Centric Business Models at the University of Sankt Gallen. In addition to advising major players in banking and finance on developing blockchain eco systems, he recently founded ARTeco, 4ARTechnologies’ strategic partner.
Advisory Board Art
Raimund Stecker is one of Germany’s leading art historians. Before joining the University of Fine Arts Essen as Professor of Art History, Stecker headed up several museums and foundations. In addition to the consulting services he provides to museums, he serves as a member of various juries and committees, e.g. for Art Cologne.
ANDREA von BREDOW
Andrea von Bredow is an art historian and master in law having more than 20 years of professional experience in the inter- national art market. Through her various cooperations with the global players of the art world, she has pro found market knowledge within this sector. Since 2000 she has been working as an art expert in Wealth Man- agement at Deutsche Bank AG.
Advisory Board Media
Manfred Meier, for many years Chief Editor Entertainment and Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Europe’s largest news-paper. BILD had a daily run of 4.3 million at that time. Prior to this he worked as a reporter in cities such as Los Angeles, Moscow and Beijing. His book - The Miracle of Lengede” described one of the world’s greatest mining dramas. He then turned to the TV business industry and advised one of the largest television formats of all time: - “Wetten, dass…” reached up to 20 million viewers. At 4ARTechnologies, Mr Meier takes care of linking up with the worldwide media.
Michael Keusgen has been Managing Director of Siegfried GmbH since July 2003. In this function, he headed perennial media projects, mainly international projects. Siegfried GmbH continuously produces selected documentaries under the direction of Michael Keusgen and through its subsidiary FiletFilm GmbH a larger volume of reports and magazines for various TV stations. He studied Chinese and Geography at the School of Oriental and African Studies SOAS in London.
Advisory Board Legal
Christian Maeder is an attorney-at-law and certified tax expert in Switzerland. He advises numerous crypto and blockchain companies in Switzerland from a Swiss regulatory, legal and tax perspective. Christian Maeder worked many years for large international consulting firms before joining Reichlin Hess AG, a law firm in Zug, where he took over the responsibility of the development of the tax and crypto practice.
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