The Registry for Art and Collectibles

Here's How It Works

How it works

1. Artwork / Collectible Sale or Creation

An event takes place in the lifecycle of an artwork or collectible, such as a sale or valuation request from a collector, initiating the process.

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2. Trusted Source Registers Sale on the Artory Registry

Trusted sources, such as auction houses, galleries, living artists, or manufacturers, will create a record within the Artory Registry, which contains all available information.

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3. Immutable Record Creation

Artory records the hash of the record on the blockchain, which is then cryptographically signed by the issuing party, creating a timestamped and tamperproof registration of the artwork transaction.

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4. Anonymous Ownership Certificate

The collector is issued a Registration Card, which they can use to access their information through their secured Collector’s Area Vault within the Registry.

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5. Collector Services

As Artory adds features, collectors will be able to opt-in to gain access to trusted sources and service providers.

Note: At no point does Artory know the identity of the collector.

To learn more about the process, check out the Artory Video here

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What Does This Mean for You?


  • Complete anonymity, ensuring your identity is never tied to records
  • Irrefutable proof of ownership that is being standardized across the industry
  • Increased resale value, through trusted provenance and transparency
  • Greater confidence when participating in the market
  • Future Benefits:
    • Comprehensive due diligence and research tools
    • Opt-in features that grant access to discounted services with dealers, auction houses, and other trusted service partners

Dealers & Auction Houses

  • Easily add client records to the Registry, creating a new avenue of engagement with clients
  • Unparalleled sourcing repository to conduct business in a completely secure environment
  • The public nature of the Registry, ensures efficient remediation of inconsistencies in records
  • An easily-searchable database to conduct due diligence and provenance research

Living Artists & Estates

  • Claim authorship of works through vetted galleries and estates, reducing the incidence of forgery
  • Establish provenance at origin, creating a record from the moment artworks leave the studio
  • Track sales, simplifying the payment of royalties under the terms of the Artist’s Resale Right

Banks, Insurers, & Other Service Providers

  • Access to credible information on artworks from trusted sources
  • Future Benefits:
    • Secured and encrypted direct messaging app to engage with collectors opting-in to services

Museums & Researchers

  • Confidently source artworks for exhibition, saving time and money
  • Research trusted provenance and archival materials shared publicly for free