Artory display two types of data:
- Public data found throughout the web; these data are part of our growing database of millions of artwork records;
- Verified data that our Partners send to us to be registered on the blockchain.
For this second type of data, we partner with leaders in the art space to ensure that only the most trusted information is stored on the blockchain. Once our Partner has checked the artwork information, the provenance, and done a KYC check on the owner, then the Partner submits the final data to Artory either via API or directly into our Partner UI. The Partner signs the data with their unique cryptographic signature. Artory then automatically creates a hash of the data—a digital fingerprint—then adds the hash to public blockchains. The goal is to ensure that the signed data on the Registry has not been changed or manipulated in any way. We do this by repeatedly re-hashing the data from the Partners several times a minute, and checking over and over that the hash of the data matches the hash on the blockchain. This simple check ensures that the data you see as verified in the Registry is exactly the data that the Partner submitted to us. Nothing has been changed or manipulated. This helps increase the trust not just in the data, but in the Partners themselves who have committed to data transparency and security.