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‘Leonardo da Vinci’ Puts Mona Lisa Painting on the Blockchain

· June 13, 2018 · 11:00 pm

Bitcoin core developer Peter Todd defended Blockchain artwork startup Verisart in opposition to Terence Eden June 13 after claims the corporate believed he had painted the Mona Lisa.


‘Obvious Fraud’

In a Twitter discussion, Todd alleged Eden, who lately runs Open Standards for the UK Government Digital Service (GDS), “misunderstood what Verisart is” after the corporate uploaded the famous painting to the Blockchain with Eden as the author.

Verisart started buying and selling in 2015 and describes itself as “applying blockchain technology to combine transparency, anonymity and security to protect your records of creation and ownership.”

“Verisart is a tool to collect and timestamp evidence, not an authoritative blockchain; his Mona Lisa claim is obvious fraud [without] evidence,” Todd wrote.

Eden had at first printed main points of his experiment with Verisart in a blog post June 12.

Allegedly, Verisart had required best “an email address” and “a photo of the Mona Lisa from Wikipedia” as “proof” he had painted it.

“I don’t understand the blockchain hype,” Eden therefore wrote on Twitter.

A startup has qualified my art work & positioned their verification on the bitcoin blockchain. Now artwork sellers & auctioneers can really feel safe that I’m the unique artist. One small drawback… It’s not that i am Leonardo da Vinci!

Blockchain ‘A Big Improvement’

Blockchain’s skill to tighten up the artwork gross sales procedure have shaped the focal point of a rising choice of industry projects in recent times, with high-profile schemes focused on the upper echelons of the collector global.

Critiquing Eden in the meantime, Todd nevertheless instructed the actual worth of Blockchain at Verisart lay past the advantages Eden claimed didn’t exist.

“What Verisart’s tech – specifically [open timestamps] – prevented… [Eden] creating backdated evidence. If he tried to forge that evidence, it’d still show up as being created recently, and thus be suspicious,” he persevered.

That easy ensure is a huge development over the establishment.

What do you take into consideration Terence Eden vs. Verisart? Let us know in the feedback segment under!


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