September 24, 2021

William Shatner-backed firm teams up with Mattereum for NFT provenance tracking

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Blockchain authentication outfit Third Millenia — founded by science fiction icon William Shatner — has partnered with Mattereum, a London-based “digital twin” trading platform, to launch an initiative focused on nonfungible token provenance.

“Digital twins” refer to real-world asset NFTs, or rwaNFTs — tokenized versions of physical goods.

According to a press statement issued on Monday, the joint initiative will feature rwaNFTs based on memorabilia and props from Shatner’s iconic character Captain James T. Kirk of the seminal sci-fi series Star Trek.

The collectibles catalog will also include props from Boston Legal, where Shatner played the character Denny Crane, as well as merchandise from movies like Titanic and Logan’s Run. The items will be auctioned on the OpenSea NFT marketplace later in the week.

As part of the collaborative initiative, Ocuver — a service under the Third Millenia umbrella — will certify the authenticity of each digital twin. Using smart contract protocols, Mattereum will reportedly record these certified proofs on the blockchain via asset passports.

According to Mattereum, asset passports are a third-party digitalTitle: William Shatner-backed firm teams up with Mattereum for NFT provenance tracking
Sourced From: cointelegraph.com/news/william-shatner-backed-firm-teams-up-with-mattereum-for-nft-provenance-tracking
Published Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2021 15:00:00 +0000