Singapore-based screensguru, Taiwan-based Numbers Protocol, and Singapore-based BlackStorm Consulting, jointly announced their partnership to bring trust to the digital media industry, in particular the Art industry. screensguru will be launching a Non-fungible Token (NFT) marketplace for fine arts using Numbers Protocol’s technology, while BlackStorm Consulting will be providing business advisory on the operations of the NFT marketplace.
Blockchain, the shared ledger technology system behind cryptocurrencies, has come a long way in the past decade and with its development became one of the latest hottest topics of the year: Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs). NFTs are digital certificates of ownership representing real-world objects such as art, music, in-game items, videos, trading cards, and more. NFTs are shaking the art world, giving artists a new way to monetise their works and art collectors a new avenue to investing. Despite all the optimism surrounding digital ownership, the NFT industry still suffers from rampant infringement.
Having worked on protecting and securing the authenticity of digital assets, Numbers Protocol technology hopes to address issues of infringement in the NFT industry. “With the three innovative processes of Numbers Protocol, Capture, Seal, and Trace, we hope the digital art owners are empowered with better control of their assets. We hope to eradicate the persistent challenge in the art industry whereby over 2.5 million unlicensed images are stolen every day,” said Ms Sofia Yan, Co-Founder of Numbers Protocol.
Numbers Protocol’s technology captures the birth information of a digital media content and digitally signs it at the point of creation with information such as creator, time, and location. The records are sealed on the blockchain, making them immutable and traceable. A certificate of authenticity is also generated and the media assets themselves are made into traceable multilayered information containers containing embedded context.
Recognising the importance of defining intellectual property rights, screensguru, as an intellectual property rights management platform, and marketplace for fine art NFTs, screensguru.io is building a Web 3.0 ArteVerse. We bring authenticated digital & physical NFT fine art from the old masters to the avant garde to qualified collectors who are interested in asset grade artworks with our proprietary Smart — COA technologies and industry leading collector qualification system.
BlackStorm Consulting is known as a business scaler and fixer that helps businesses find their potential and close strategic gaps that hinder their success. Through the collaboration with IAPS (Yang Ming Chiao Tung University), Numbers were introduced to BlackStorm through IAPS’s Access to Asia Programme. Throughout the programme, BlackStorm works with a strong network of partners ranging from international startup accelerators, small and medium enterprises, corporations, and government agencies that focus on managing portfolios of companies who are planning to internationalise their businesses. BlackStorm Consulting is poised to bring both Numbers Protocol technology and Screen Guru expertise to the digital media industry in Southeast Asia.
“We are excited to scale both Numbers Protocol and screensguru in Southeast Asia, empowering arts collectors and artists with trusted and authenticated collections. With that mission in mind, I am elated to be part of screensguru’s team as a Chief Strategic Officer,” said Mr Paddy Tan, Managing Partner of BlackStorm Consulting.
About BlackStorm Consulting
BlackStorm Consulting (http://blackstormco.asia/) is a Singapore-based boutique growth consultancy firm that specialises in corporate strategy, profit management and investment management. We scale businesses in Southeast Asia. Our clients and connections are internationally present and range from small and medium sized businesses, MNCs, to government agencies.
About Numbers Protocol
With trust in digital media at an all-time low, Numbers Protocol (https://numbersprotocol.io/) aims to bring integrity and authenticity to the digital content space by creating a decentralized photo network where assets are both traceable and verifiable through its innovative Capture, Seal, Trace process.
screensguru (https://screensguru.io/) is an Art/ Tech startup here to liberate artists from the arcane art ecosystem.
We are a team of machine learning, social conversion, tech implementation, & fine art practitioners here to redefine the creation, curation, & collection of art in the era of data + social.
IAPS (Center of Industry Accelerator and Patent Strategy, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, https://iaps.nctu.edu.tw/ ) is a tech-oriented and university-affiliated startup accelerator base in Taiwan. Our Vision is to bring value to Asia and build an ecosystem to connect everyone.