I'm a student developing a startup idea for an entrepreneurship class. Our team is looking to create a system that ensures that artwork bought and sold is legitimate or properly priced using blockchain logic. We were wondering if any of you have faced any problems with purchasing fake art pieces or overpriced art in the past, and whether or not developing a system like this would be a good idea.
Thanks for your feedback.
So, I was trying to log into my email account and there were some errors with the certificate, which prompted me to investigate the web console link regarding the issue[with Symantec] and learned that Google does not/or will not trust (eventually) their issued certificates. I contacted my domain provider regarding the issue and decided to visit their blog while I was at it, in the process of scrolling I came upon the concept of BLOCKCHAIN in one of their articles (http://www.name.com/blog/news-2/2017...th-blockchain/
). It reminded me of this post specifically, so I decided to Google about it just now since I had wrote it off as some techno-jargon when I first read this post.
I came across these articles (which I haven't read yet but the articles caught my attention and I plan on reading them once I finish typing this): https://www.forbes.com/sites/rogerai.../#73717a5474fe https://fee.org/articles/how-blockch...the-art-world/ https://hbr.org/2017/03/blockchain-c...creative-works
After viewing an info graphic (yes, I need a visual explanation sometimes, especially with technology [pic inserted]) it occurred to me that perhaps this can be applied not only in the financial aspect of selling art, but in the verification and production of art.
I am interested in security of art. I like means of verification like, signatures (either by use of symbols, logos or monograms), certificates of authenticity, hologram stickers and establishing a system of numbering, fingerprinting art and things like that. I know it may sound corny, but it is something I am into.
So I am wondering, is it possible to incorporate the concept of blockchain when it comes to verifying a work of art with the artists, outside of the realm of finance and business for artists just concerned that their work is not stolen or ripped off from the internet by others?