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Blockchain Certification for the Art and Trading Shares of the Artworks

New Art Academy
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Nov 15 6:30PM - 9:00PM

New Art Academy is excited to present its next event in Blockchain Technology and Art Market series.

Robert Norton,CEO and co-founder ofVerisartwill discuss theproblem of fraud and unauthorizedreproductionsin the global art market. He will show how blockchain certification is used for the physical art market and how these new certification standards increase trust and liquidity across the industry. Robert is based in London and is going to live stream his presentation.

Patrick OGrady, CTO of Asset Exchange Yosemite and Miranda Guo, Director of Alternative Assets, will share insights on the platform which offers trading shares of artworks (similar to traditional stock exchange), listing of art through Art Public Offerings (APO), and art valuation. Patrick is going to present live from the NeueHouse.


Robert Norton,CEO and co-founder ofVerisart, the first platform to certify and verify physical artworks and collectibles using blockchain technology. Prior to establishing Verisart, Norton was the CEO and co-founder of Sedition Art, a digital marketplace and community supported by the worlds leading contemporary artists including Damien Hirst, Shepard Fairey, Bill Viola, Yoko Ono, Jenny Holzer and many others.

Norton was appointed CEO of Saatchi Online where he restructured the company as an e-commerce business. He has held senior management positions, AOL, TVF International Norton graduated from Oxford University with a Masters in Modern History.

Patrick OGrady, CTO ofAsset Exchange Yosemite, is experienced in building quantitative trading models for public equities. His interest in trading led him to research the blockchain and the implications it has on the future of technology. AtAsset Exchange YosemitePatrick manages trading system mechanics, innovative solutions research and development, and exchange platform quality assurance.


Verus Real Estate Offices, 346 West 72nd Street, New York, NY, 10023

(Nearest subway station is 72nd street, 1,2,3 trains - two blocks west of the subway station).


6:30 pm - 7:15 pm :Robert Norton, presentation followed by Q&A
7:15 pm - 8:00 pm:Patrick OGrady, presentation followed by Q&A
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm : Networking


Early bird tickets: $25

At the door: $35

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