Artory was founded in 2016 by Nanne Dekking to accumulate and secure trusted data about artworks and collectibles. In 2018, The Artory Registry was the first platform to immutably record artwork information on the blockchain when Artory partnered with Christie’s to exclusively register each piece of art sold from the $323M Barney A. Ebsworth Collection. Through the partnership, Christie’s became the first auction house to record artwork transactions on the blockchain. Artory was launched for public use in late 2019 in partnership with Winston Art Group–the world’s leading independent appraisal firm. The collaboration with Winston Art Group allows individual collectors to register validated information about their personal artworks on the blockchain, giving collectors unprecedented access to the benefits of blockchain security.
Since then, Artory has verified, secured on blockchain, and tokenized over $1.5B worth art and collectibles. Starting in 2021, Artory began leveraging the trusted artwork information to tokenize physical artworks to prepare them for safe and efficient trade in the digital financial markets. Artory also owns, maintains, and develops one of the largest databases of art market data. These data are used for sophisticated data insights and data-driven valuations and solutions. Artory’s investors include Hasso Plattner Capital, Knickerbocker Capital LP, Borderless Capital, and Jsquare.
Artory’s products include asset tokenization, artwork and collectibles registration through The Artory Registry, and Artory’s artwork transaction database.