Blockchain

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Blockchain

Blockchain-based art registry Artory acquires Auction Club database

The acquisition will make public 4,000 international auction house sale records

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Technology

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

Analysis
The 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

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Art market

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

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Art market

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"

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Art market

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

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Art market

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

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Art 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

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In the frame

Show me the money

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Art market

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

Analysis
Technology

Blockchain: how the revolutionary technology behind Bitcoin could change the art market

The software has the potential to improve transparency, copyright and ownership issues