Blockchain authentication outfit Third Millenia — based by science fiction icon William Shatner — has partnered with Mattereum, a London-based “digital twin” buying and selling platform, to launch an initiative targeted on nonfungible token provenance.
“Digital twins” confer with real-world asset NFTs, or rwaNFTs — tokenized variations of bodily items.
In accordance with 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 may also 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 gadgets 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 Millenia umbrella — will certify the authenticity of every digital twin. Utilizing sensible contract protocols, Mattereum will reportedly file these licensed proofs on the blockchain through asset passports.
In accordance with Mattereum, asset passports are a third-party digital identification protocol developed by the corporate to authenticate the id of digital twins. Mattereum’s partnership with Third Millenia will see the extension of the protocol towards NFT collectibles.
The partnership comes amid vital curiosity within the NFT area as entities from exterior the crypto trade be part of blockchain’s increasing metaverse. For Shatner, the collaboration is a constructive step in making certain sturdy provenance monitoring capabilities for all stakeholders within the digital collectibles area.
Commenting on the necessity to fight counterfeiting within the NFT area, Third Millenia CEO Paul Camuso remarked:
“With counterfeit items being so available, there must be a system in place for shoppers to really feel secure 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. Shoppers 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 elevated 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 bought out in mere minutes on the WAX blockchain.
Superstar involvement within the NFT area can also be gaining floor with the likes of skateboarding legend Tony Hawk and Linkin Park co-founder Mike Shinoda auctioning their very own NFTs.