William Shatner to Work With Blockchain Passports Company Mattereum to Certify Collectibles
William Shatner, the well-known actor, has decided to go back to the crypto world. He has recently started a partnership with Mattereum, a legal technology company that is headed by Vinay Gupta, one of the former launch coordinators of Ethereum.
Mattereum is set to launch a new product called Asset Passport technology. This tech uses smart contracts which can be considered legally-binding and they record when collectible items are authentic on the blockchain.
According to Shatner, which played Captain Kirk many years ago, the software can be used to determine the differences between a priceless token and something that is worthless and fake. He is collaborating with Mattereum in this initiative, which will create “digital twins” of science fiction and other collectibles.
At the moment, the first item to go live is “captain James Kirk in Casual Attire”, which will be autographed by the actor. The item will have a digital clone which will be put on the immutable ledger to rest there forever.
This way, the collectors which eventually buy the item later will be sure that they are buying an original, not something that is fake.
According to the legal chief officer of Mattereum, Chris Wray, the Mattereum Asset Passport will give people a reliable way to prove that their collection is not fake and that it will be properly backed by this digital certification. The digital twin will be collateral of the item.
Paul Camuso, an independent art collector, is involved in the project. He affirmed that this market is currently worth $67 billion in value annually, so the blockchain technology can help a lot in transforming this market and making into something considerably more organized and efficient than what it is today.
This is not the first time that Shatner enters the crypto industry. Last year, he was involved in the Solar Alliance, an alternative energy platform that planned to create a Bitcoin mining platform powered by solar energy in Illinois.