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 centered on NFT provenance.
Digital twins discuss with real-world asset NFTs, or rwaNFTs — tokenized variations of bodily items.
In line with a press assertion issued on Monday, the joint initiative will function rwaNFTs based mostly on memorabilia and props from Shatner’s iconic character, Captain Kirk, on the seminal sci-fi collection Star Trek.
The collectibles catalog will even embrace props from Boston Authorized the place Shatner performed the character Denny Crane, in addition to merchandise from films like Titanic and Logan’s Run. The gadgets might be auctioned on the OpenSea NFT market later within the week.
As a part of the collaborative initiative, Ocuver — a service below the Third Millenia umbrella — will certify the authenticity of every digital twin. Utilizing good contract protocols, Mattereum will reportedly file these licensed proofs on the blockchain through asset passports.
In line 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 in direction of NFT collectibles.
The partnership comes amid vital curiosity within the NFT house as entities from exterior the crypto trade be a part of blockchain’s increasing metaverse. For Shatner, the collaboration is a optimistic step in guaranteeing sturdy provenance monitoring capabilities for all stakeholders within the digital collectibles area.
Commenting on the necessity to fight counterfeiting within the NFT house, Third Millenia 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 guaranteeing 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 house. As beforehand reported by Cointelegraph Magazine again in June 2020, the actor has been advocating for elevated adoption of the rising tech since 2019.