arago, a WISekey company, signs a $5 million placement of TrusteCoin NFT token with iconomy
This agreement represents the first phase of the pre-sale of TrusteCoin with iconomy. The second round of the pre-sale will close before the platform is launched on July 4, 2021.
WISeKey International Holding Ltd, a leading cyber security, IoT, and AI platform company, today announced that arago (a company WISekey acquired controlling interest in early 2021), has signed a $5 million placement of its TrusteCoin token with iconomy, a German boutique advisory firm with a tailor-made portfolio to support ventures, corporates, communities and investors in the internet economy. This agreement represents the first round of pre-sales of TrusteCoin with iconomy, while the second round of will be offered before the platform is launched on July 4, 2021.
TrusteCoin provides a way for collectors, owners and experts in the art and luxury goods community to add income streams to their already existing collections and also allows crypto-investors to participate on a solid and well-known market. The objective for TrusteCoin is to become one of the biggest names in the DeFi space, by providing a platform that offers anyone the ability to make a profit by creating trusted NFTs on the WISe.ART Platform.
The WISe.ART platform creates an ecosystem of white-label marketplaces, promotion of special pieces for high value luxury collectibles and artwork. The WISe.ART platform taps into the Etherium ecosystem for liquidity and fast deployment and uses the advanced platforms of CasperLabs and Ocean Protocol to enable permanent storage and a sound market-logic against value fluctuation during auctions of high value pieces.
To enable proper KYC (Know Your Customer) while keeping anonymity and exclusivity of the platform, the technology stack is built around the TrusteCoin. This payment method, which will be used for all transactions in the WISe.ART ecosystem guarantees the necessary processes for KYC while allowing market participants to stay anonymous at their own convenience. Though the unique way of minting NFTs on the WISe.ART platform always including the digital asset itself, proof of integrity and provenance as well as contracts to define the rights of the owner, the WISe.ART platform creates the only marketplace where NFTs are actual usable digital twins and the TrusteCoin is the entry point into this ecosystem.
“The TrusteCoin is a unique approach to solving exclusivity and KYC on an NFT platform, this is why we are highly engaged in this project,” said Simon Schwerin, Partner at iconomy and head of its crypto practice.
The entire ecosystem around WISe.ART and TrusteCoin allows brands, artists, fans, curators, owners, potential customers and liquidity providers investing in digital assets, to interact and grow on a secure, digital and scalable platform. At the same time the platform ensures, thoroughly traceable provenance, authenticity, anti-counterfeiting, anti-money-laundering and can strongly link the digital and physical world by integrating WISeKey’s physical secure-element chip technology into real objects. WISeKey and arago are unique in providing highly secure integration of the physical objects and their digital twins minted into NFTs.
“With the unique assets at WISeKey we were able to put together an end-to-end tech stack that makes NFTs real objects and not just something anyone can make out of anything,” said Chris Boos, CTO of WISeKey. “And with the TrusteToken we are making this part of the crypto-universe is an open and exchangeable way. This is a first and we are very proud of it.”