WISeKey $WKEY introduces WISe.Art, a digital certificate of authenticity — a “non-fungible token” (NFT) — that lives forever on the blockchain, unchanged and unchallengeable, as proof of buyer’s ownership
WISeKey’s cutting-edge Digital Identity already protects over 2 million luxury objects minted on the blockchain potentially represented by trusted NFTs
WISe.ART methods include the use of cutting-edge authentication microprocessors combined with identity blockchain technology, which together with on-the-ground measures can ensure the authenticity of the artwork – see video https://youtu.be/oNvhMvdchGk
Samples of WISe.ART on OpenSea NFT MarketPlace https://opensea.io/accounts/WISeArt
Geneva, Switzerland – March 24, 2021 – WISeKey International Holding Ltd (WIHN.SIX), a Swiss based cyber security, IoT, AI platform company, today announced the launch of WISeArt, a certificate of authenticity — a “non-fungible token” (NFT) — that will live forever on the blockchain, unchanged and unchallengeable, as proof of the buyer’s ownership.
A WISeKey NFT is a unit of data on the blockchain, where each NFT represents a unique digital item, such as an artwork, audio, video, an item in video games or other forms of creative work. While digital files themselves are infinitely reproducible, NFTs representing them are traced on their underlying blockchains and provide buyers with proof of ownership. Blockchains such as Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash and Flow, each have their own token standards to define their use of NFTs.
NFTs can be used to commodify digital creations, such as digital art, video game items, and music files. Art creators have been using NFTs to capitalize on their work through cryptographic tools, but concerns and questions remain about authorship, authenticity and who could claim sole rights over the art.
Purchasing an exclusive piece of art is always a matter of great joy and pride, but this purchase comes with the concern that the timepiece maybe stolen, the art itself may not be an original or its provenance might not be verifiable. While most high-end art collectors find it extremely difficult to stop such acts, WISeKey with its WISeArt technology, has taken steps to protect exclusive pieces of artwork. Reliable methods include the use of cutting-edge authentication microprocessors combined with identity blockchain technology, which together with on-the-ground measures can ensure the authenticity of the artwork (see video https://youtu.be/oNvhMvdchGk). Moreover, if the art is stolen, it can be traced thus making it difficult to be traded on the secondary market. This control is possible to practice because the identity of each artwork is stored on an immutable ledger in the implemented system.
While most people consider blockchain technologies as a vital component in securing cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, the cryptography and security inherent in the blockchain combined with PKI and microprocessors system can be utilized for storing information, making transactions and performing functions for web-based services that demand high security requirements for an impenetrable global reach.
WISeAuthentic blockchain, provides brands with the ability of:
- issuing a storage device comprising of a digital certificate of authenticity
- checking, when required, the validity of the digital certificate of authenticity
- modifying, when required, the status of validity of the digital certificate of authenticity.
The WISeAuthentic blockchain platform integrates the WISeKey Semiconductors tags based on the company’s VaultIC154 NFC secure element. These tags, when placed on any product and tapped by an NFC phone, securely authenticate and track the product much like an embedded ePassport and confirm the identity of the product on the blockchain ledger.
“WISeKey has long been recognized as a leader in providing luxury and other product manufacturers with reliable means to protect their brands against counterfeiting,” said Carlos Moreira, Founder and CEO of WISeKey. “With the addition of the WISeAuthentic blockchain platform, we can now provide our clients with a powerful and unified way to shield their brands from the harmful effects of counterfeiting, while providing enhanced visibility into their end-consumers.”
WISeKey has included the WISe.ART NFT capability to its WISeAuthentic Platform (https://www.wisekey.com/wiseauthentic-blockchain/), which uses a patented method for digital certification of authenticity of a physical object, and corresponding computer program and storage device, as well as using the method for digital certification of authenticity of a physical object of value.
The method includes the steps of issuing a storage device, including a digital certificate of authenticity including encrypted information reflecting at least one characteristic unique to the physical object, checking, whenever required, the validity of the digital certificate of authenticity by use of a network computer, the network computer cooperating with the storage device and a validating or a certifying authority so as to output sensibly in real time the status of validity of the digital certificate of authenticity, and modifying, whenever required.
More information about the patent can be found at – http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=8&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=wisekey&OS=wisekey&RS=wisekey
For more information and demos, please visit WISe.ART.
WISeKey (NASDAQ: WKEY; SIX Swiss Exchange: WIHN) is a leading global cybersecurity company currently deploying large scale digital identity ecosystems for people and objects using Blockchain, AI and IoT respecting the Human as the Fulcrum of the Internet. WISeKey microprocessors secure the pervasive computing shaping today’s Internet of Everything. WISeKey IoT has an install base of over 1.5 billion microchips in virtually all IoT sectors (connected cars, smart cities, drones, agricultural sensors, anti-counterfeiting, smart lighting, servers, computers, mobile phones, crypto tokens etc.). WISeKey is uniquely positioned to be at the edge of IoT as our semiconductors produce a huge amount of Big Data that, when analyzed with Artificial Intelligence (AI), can help industrial applications to predict the failure of their equipment before it happens.
Our technology is Trusted by the OISTE/WISeKey’s Swiss based cryptographic Root of Trust (“RoT”) provides secure authentication and identification, in both physical and virtual environments, for the Internet of Things, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence. The WISeKey RoT serves as a common trust anchor to ensure the integrity of online transactions among objects and between objects and people. For more information, visit www.wisekey.com.
Press and investor contacts:
|WISeKey International Holding Ltd
Company Contact: Carlos Moreira
Chairman & CEO
Tel: +41 22 594 3000
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Contact: Lena Cati
The Equity Group Inc.
Tel: +1 212 836-9611
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Study shows most picturesque videogames for virtual photographers
Ever wondered what the most popular videogame is among those who partake in what has now become the widely known genre of virtual photography? A recent study by gaming storage experts at Crucial has revealed not only the most popular and picturesque games but the most demanding games to run with hefty system requirements and the latest equipment needed to play them smoothly. Virtual Photography should be on your radar, gaining immense popularity and traction in the industry. AI-powered image generators, NFTs, digital images, and screenshot art are slowly becoming the new future of photography.
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Red Dead Redemption tops the list, with a total of 2,283,299 Instagram posts and 501,531 featuring virtual in-game photography, accounting for 21.97% of the total posts.
- Red Dead Redemption 2: 2,283,299 Instagram posts, 501,531 photography posts (21.97%)
- Ghost of Tsushima: 413,272 Instagram posts, 75,614 photography posts (18.30%)
- No Man’s Sky: 212,555 Instagram posts, 35,274 photography posts (16.60%)
- Horizon Forbidden West: 249,859 Instagram posts, 32,380 photography posts (12.96%)
- Cyberpunk 2077: 1,233,756 Instagram posts, 107,102 photography posts (8.68%)
- Forza Horizon 5: 681,294 Instagram posts, 47,092 photography posts (6.91%)
- The Last of Us: 1,626,951 Instagram posts, 74,530 photography posts (4.58%)
- Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: 352,827 Instagram posts, 12,290 posts photography (3.48%)
- Gran Turismo 7: 151,068 Instagram posts, 5,175 photography posts (3.43%)
- Spider-Man: 835,311 Instagram posts, 28,273 photography posts (3.38%)
The full report from Crucial highlights what makes each of these games so great, and the additional research the company has gathered determines which games require the most hefty setups by looking at the required CPU, recommended RAM and GPU, and suggested storage size needed for each title.
Discord announces child safety changes to curb AI-generated child sex abuse material – Legal comments from Danielle Vincent from Hugh James Solicitors
The head of trust and safety at gaming chat app Discord has announced this week that it is changing its child safety policies. This announcement has come following an NBC News investigation into child safety on the platform, following concerns around teen dating and artificially generated child sex abuse material finding its way into these platforms.
This move by Discord highlights the importance of popular chat apps taking proactive steps to address a serious and pervasive issue where sexually themed images are frequently created on these servers. This year, AI-generated child sex images have escalated across the internet and it is vital that these platforms work on banning AI depictions of child sexual abuse and even the sexualisation of children in text chats.
Danielle Vincent, lawyer in the sex abuse team at Hugh James Solicitors, says:
“It has been well established that sexual abuse predators target children or vulnerable people in the virtual world, whether that be social media sites or gaming forums.
The growth in children having access to technology from younger ages, often unsupervised, exposes a huge risk unbeknown to guardians. Children often have their own smart phones and laptops in their bedrooms, spending hours on seemingly innocent sites.
We saw a large increase in online usage during the covid lockdown, which also increased risks of grooming of minors. Grooming often takes places over extended periods of time, and such forums allow extensive access to children such under the guise of something rather innocent.
Artificial intelligence has itself become a massive worry recently with regard to sexual abuse; we have seen deep fakes become more and more realistic and more so using apps to create and spread child sexual abuse images.
The announcement by Discord’s head of trust and safety is welcome – any policies that increase safety of children or vulnerable online is a big step forward and can only be a positive. That being said, there still is a long way to go, and many other platforms need to continue to evaluate their safeguarding policies. Policies will need to be under continuous review as technology is ever evolving.
Those who use such sites to groom children could face criminal conviction, being placed on the sex offenders register and potential civil claim action against them.
Sites which fail to protect often face loss of sponsorship and funding as was seen with Pornhub following an investigation that much of the material online included children’s images and adults where consent had not been obtained.”
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