Blockchain-based art registry Artory acquires Auction Club database
The acquisition will make public 4,000 international auction house sale records
Moscow's Tretyakov Gallery develops blockchain app to bring Russian art to the world
Digital initiative will invite users to explore and sponsor more than 190,000 works in the collection
AnalysisThe Year In Review
2018 in the market: the price is right for pale males
David Hockney was latest white male artist to set a record this year
Major Ebsworth Collection sale at Christie’s marks the first blockchain-recorded auction
Estimated at $300m, the sale of American Modernist masterpieces will be digitally encrypted by the blockchain startup Artory
Cryptocurrencies: a moving target for regulators
"Blockchain participants have had little guidance from regulators as to how they plan to shape the law so as to protect against criminal activity"
Blockchain: Hot stuff or hot air?
The technology offers the promise of a world in which a work of art’s provenance is held on a single database—if it lives up to the hype
Will blockchain deliver a registry of all traded works of art?
Christie’s summit weighs up pros and cons of the technology and how it might bring greater transparency to the art market
FeatureArt Basel 2018
Artists as cryptofinanciers: welcome to the blockchain
Curious new relationships between art and capital are being enabled by cryptofinance, which places “monetary value” at the heart of the creative process
BlogIn the frame
Show me the money
Artists would do well to invest in their own work, study says
New research suggests that artists may be better off retaining equity in their own work than investing in the stock market
Blockchain: how the revolutionary technology behind Bitcoin could change the art market
The software has the potential to improve transparency, copyright and ownership issues