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

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Blockchain authentication outfit Third Millennia — based by science fiction icon William Shatner — has partnered with Mattereum, a London-based “digital twin” buying and selling platform, to launch an initiative centered on nonfungible token provenance.

“Digital twins” check with real-world asset NFTs, or rwaNFTs — tokenized variations of bodily items.

Based on a press assertion issued on Monday, the joint initiative will characteristic rwaNFTs based mostly on memorabilia and props from Shatner’s iconic character Captain James T. Kirk of the seminal sci-fi collection Star Trek.

The collectibles catalog can even embody props from Boston Authorized, the place Shatner performed the character Denny Crane, in addition to merchandise from motion pictures like Titanic and Logan’s Run. The objects will likely be auctioned on the OpenSea NFT market later within the week.

As a part of the collaborative initiative, Ocuver — a service underneath the Third Millennia umbrella — will certify the authenticity of every digital twin. Utilizing good contract protocols, Mattereum will reportedly document these licensed proofs on the blockchain by way of asset passports.

Based on Mattereum, asset passports are a third-party digital identification protocol developed by the corporate to authenticate the identification of digital twins. Mattereum’s partnership with Third Millennia will see the extension of the protocol towards NFT collectibles.

The partnership comes amid vital curiosity within the NFT area as entities from outdoors the crypto trade be part of blockchain’s increasing metaverse. For Shatner, the collaboration is a optimistic step in making certain strong provenance monitoring capabilities for all stakeholders within the digital collectibles enviornment.

Commenting on the necessity to fight counterfeiting within the NFT area, Third Millennia CEO Paul Camuso remarked:

“With counterfeit items being so available, there must be a system in place for customers to really feel protected in buying luxurious manufacturers, artwork, and collectibles. Third Millennia’s system of authentication is an efficient methodology for making certain shopper confidence in items bought within the major and secondary markets. Customers can really feel assured that what they’re shopping for is real and the system takes the doubt out of the historical past and provenance for future generations.”

The NFT provenance initiative is hardly Shatner’s first foray into the crypto and blockchain area. As beforehand reported by Cointelegraph Journal again in June 2020, the actor has been advocating for increased adoption of the rising tech since 2019.

In July 2020, 125,000 NFT buying and selling playing cards that includes Shatner’s private life and profession sold out in mere minutes on the WAX blockchain.

Celeb involvement within the NFT area can be gaining floor with the likes of skateboarding legend Tony Hawk and Linkin Park co-founder Mike Shinoda auctioning their very own NFTs.