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What is the Blockchain?

What is the Blockchain?

Blockchain is a technology for storing and transmitting information, transparent, secure, and operating without a central control body (defined by Blockchain France). It is the technology at the heart of the Decentralized Web and its corollary, decentralized finance.

By extension, a blockchain is a database that contains the history of all the exchanges made between its users since its creation. This database is secure and distributed: it is shared by its various users, without an intermediary, which allows everyone to check the validity of the chain. There are public blockchains, open to everyone, and private blockchains, access and use of which are limited to a certain number of actors.

A public blockchain can therefore be likened to a public, anonymous and tamper-proof accounting ledger. As the mathematician Jean-Paul Delahaye writes, one has to imagine 'a very large notebook, which everyone can read freely and for free, on which everyone can write, but which is impossible to erase and indestructible. '

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The first blockchain appeared in 2008 with the digital currency bitcoin, developed by an unknown man using the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto. It is the underlying architecture.

While blockchain and bitcoin were built together, today many players (companies, governments, etc.) are considering the use of blockchain technology for other purposes than digital currency.

How does it work?
Any public blockchain necessarily works with a programmable currency or token. Bitcoin is an example of a programmable currency.

Transactions between network users are grouped into blocks. Each block is validated by the nodes of the network called “miners”, according to techniques which depend on the type of blockchain. In the bitcoin blockchain this technique is called “Proof-of-Work”, proof of work, and consists of solving algorithmic problems.

Once the block is validated, it is time stamped and added to the blockchain. The transaction is then visible to the receiver as well as the entire network.

This process takes a certain time depending on the blockchain we are talking about (about ten minutes for bitcoin, 15 seconds for Ethereum).

The potential of blockchain
The decentralized nature of the blockchain, coupled with its security and transparency, promises much broader applications than the monetary domain.

The use of the blockchain can be classified into three categories:

1. Applications for the transfer of assets (monetary use, but not only: securities, votes, shares, bonds, etc.).

2. Blockchain applications as a register: it thus ensures better traceability of products and assets.

3. Smart contracts: these are stand-alone programs that automatically execute the terms and conditions of a contract, without requiring human intervention once started.

The fields of operation are immense: banks, insurance, health and pharmaceutical industry, supply chain of many sectors (agri-food, luxury goods, international trade, distribution, wines, aeronautics, automotive, etc.), music industry, energy, real estate, voting, etc.

Above all, blockchain paves the way for a new web, the decentralized web, and a new digital economy, the token economy. To understand what is at stake, it is crucial to avoid cartoons about cryptoassets, which are at the heart of this revolution.

Obviously, these promises are not without challenges, whether they are economic, legal, governance, or even ecological.

The certificate of authenticity

When selling one of your works, in order to be more professional and offer all the guarantees to your buyer, the artist must provide a certificate of authenticity.

A certificate of authenticity is a document necessary for the attribution of a work. Your customers will be very sensitive to this particular attention that values you as an artist and guarantees the authenticity of your works. Without a certificate of authenticity, it is impossible to evaluate the work according to its provenance or to relate it to an artist. Its only value depends on its size, technique, materials used and the subject represented.

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The certificate of authenticity is the essential key to the good sale of your works. You must provide a certificate of authenticity to the buyer (even if he does not claim it) accompanied by the invoice of sale of your work.

Without certificate of authenticity no door can work; no estimate, no transaction. The certificate of authenticity is mandatory to establish that a work is authentic and has been done by the Artist

No recognition in a catalog raisonné of the financial value of the work. Without a certificate of authenticity, it is impossible to evaluate the work, its only value depends on its size, technique, materials used and the subject represented.

What is a certificate of authenticity?

A certificate of authenticity is a document necessary for the attribution of a work of painting, sculpture, photography to an artist. Important information: an invoice can not stand as a certificate of authenticity.

The value of a certificate of authenticity?

The value of a certificate of authenticity comes from the notoriety of the person who writes it, when the latter is recognized at the time of writing the certificate by all professionals, as the most competent for this subject or for this artist.

What is a certificate of authenticity for?

For collectors, asking for and obtaining a certificate of authenticity allows you to:

1. Establish the identity and authenticity of the artwork
2. Keep track of the origin of the coin acquired
3. Quickly evaluate its value over time, especially if the artist is or becomes sideways
4. To guarantee its authenticity and value when reselling

For artists, providing a certificate of authenticity allows you to:

5. Ensure the authenticity of your creation
6. Facilitate the future of the work and its identification
7. Offer a valuable service to your buyers
8. Gain credibility with your community

The Artcertificate Blockchain

Certificat Blockchain

Artcertificate offers artists and professionals to create and register certificates of authenticity which will then be integrated into the Blockchain on the Ethereum network. A specific option allows you to transfer any certificate on the Blockchain with a simple 'click'.

What is: Artcertificate Blockchain?

It is a fully managed blockchain registration service that facilitates the creation and management of a scalable blockchain network and distributed ledger technologies applied to COA Certificates of Authenticity. All COAs can be registered on the blockchain with a single click and obtain a certificate of authenticity on the Artcertificate Blockchain (COABC).

Decentralized management:
A blockchain allows Artcertificate to perform COA Certificate of Authenticity registrations where different members of the network can perform register authenticity checks without having to resort to a reliable central authority (Control outside Artcertificate). Each party, known as a member, has a peer node in the network.

Artcertificate Blockchain supports a reputable blockchain framework.

Ethereum is ideally suited for highly distributed blockchain networks, where data transparency of all members is an important factor and allows all network participants to independently verify a user's activity among all members. Ethereum also makes it possible to join a public Ethereum blockchain network.

The ledger is decentralized and is managed by an Ethereum blockchain distributed among members. The control of registrations is independent of Artcertificate. The registration of COAs is carried out at the specific request of the applicant.

Certificat Blockchain



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