WISeKey and Jacob & Co be a part of forces to NFT a Masterpiece – the Astronomia Sky – the epitome of 21st century haute horlogerie


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WISeKey and Jacob & Co be a part of forces to NFT a Masterpiece – Astronomia Sky – the epitome of 21st century haute horlogerie

Both firms efficiently carried out final week world premieres to public sale each bodily and digital NFTs with an unpreceded consideration to their mixed management  https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/12/fashion/watches-nft-auction-jean-claude-biver.html

GENEVA – April 16, 2021: WISeKey International Holding Ltd. (“WISeKey”) (SIX: WIHN, NASDAQ: WKEY), a number one world cybersecurity, AI, Blockchain and IoT firm, right now introduced that it has joined forces with Jacob & Co to NFT the Astronomia Sky, the epitome of 21st century haute horlogerie and a globally acknowledged image of Jacob & Co watchmaking experience. This cooperation comes after the profitable launch of two world premieres final week on which WISeKey auctioned the NFT of the primary digital twin of a bodily watch , the Hublot Bigger Bang All Black Tourbillon Chronograph Special Piece by Jean-Claude Biver, and concurrently the Jacob & Co NFT a 3-D animation produced by the model and impressed by its Epic SF24 journey watch with two added options to make it a bespoke digital creation, a tourbillon and a split-flap system displaying the names of 10 cryptocurrencies.

The watch was purchased by Hugo Pingray and Amaury Mamou-Mani as a 30th birthday present to Pierre Vannineuse, their co-founding accomplice on the Alpha Blue Ocean Group. The distinctive watch is engraved with the three accomplice’s initials, “PHA”, and Alpha Blue Ocean’s emblem. The engraving will likely be mirrored on the NFT of this masterpiece utilizing WISeKey’s expertise that guarantees to revolutionize the watch business.

The Astronomia Sky introduces new problems of celestial inspiration to Astronomia: a sidereal show, vertical month show, zodiac indicators, day and evening indication, in addition to a celestial panorama, orbital second indication and a Jacob-Cut® diamond Moon have all been added to totally remodel the long-lasting Astronomia. Full of unparalleled watchmaking options and adorned with distinctive ending strategies, the Astronomia Sky is a poetic and singular entity in ultra-high-end watchmaking. WISeKey makes use of a singular methodology to safe the authenticity and provenance of watches by way of cutting-edge authentication microprocessors mixed with identification blockchain expertise, which along with on-the-ground measures ensures the authenticity of the watch and generates its correspondent digital twin.  A WISeKey NFT is a unit of knowledge on the blockchain, the place every NFT represents a singular digital merchandise, reminiscent of an paintings, audio, video, an merchandise in video video games or different types of inventive work. While digital recordsdata themselves are infinitely reproducible, NFTs representing them are traced on their underlying blockchains and supply patrons with proof of possession.  Blockchains reminiscent of Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash and Flow, every have their very own token requirements to outline their use of NFTs.

WISeKey, the primary firm on this planet to make use of twin issue authentication mixed with blockchain expertise to safe luxurious watches, presently protects over 2.5 million luxurious watches. Since 2010, WISeKey has collaborated with manufactures of luxurious watches deploying this distinctive expertise to combine semiconductors tags powered with its VaultIC154 NFC safe aspect. WISeKey’s expertise creates Watch Birth Certificates, digital identities that are analogous to start certificates and could be transformed into NFTs.  The Watch Birth Certificate is signed, or “certified” by a trusted authority and incorporates fundamental info reminiscent of date & time of manufacture (start), firm (mother and father), and kind of product.  This digital identification, used all through the watch lifetime, permits the watch to develop into a “Trusted Object” of the Internet, show its identification and supply verifiable information.

The Watch Birth Certificate is predicated on a cryptographic public‑non-public key pair that’s distinctive to every IoT machine.  The public key for this key pair is a part of the certificates and could be freely distributed, whereas the non-public key’s used at any time when the IoT machine must confirm its identification or to signal information to make sure cryptographic integrity. It is the non-public key that represents the essence of the identification of the IoT machine.

Carlos Moreira, Founder and CEO of WISeKey stated, “We are delighted to join forces between WISeKey and Jacob & Co. This combination of a powerful NFT technology offering with Jacob & Co watchmaking expertise in conducting Trusted NFTs auctions is a great model on how WISeKey’s unique Digital Identification NFT platform technology delivers the most secure and scalable blockchain backend for creating real digital twins for valuable objects. This unique approach will make it possible to mint provenance and a digital version into an NFT that contains smart contracts on how the digital twin may be used, removing any uncertainty of what an NFT actually means to a collector by delivering authenticated digital twins to the watch luxury market.” Benjamin Arabov, CEO of Jacob & Co stated, “For this new NFT Jacob & Co will be using WISeKey’s technology to authenticate the provenance of the physical watch including creating NFTs for each of the layers constituting this unprecedented concept and its entirely mechanical construction. The Astronomia has gone beyond impressive horological achievements and has been regarded as an outstanding multidisciplinary engineering achievement.”

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“We are very proud to be part of this project. It is a true revolution that takes the best of different industries and that is fully in line with the logic of Alpha Blue Ocean, namely, #BetterFuture.  What Jacob & Co and WISeKey have just accomplished is a true technological achievement and it is an honor to be with them on this initiative,” stated Pierre Vannineuse, CEO & Founder Alpha Blue Ocean.

This expertise has obtained a patent within the USA http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=8&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=wisekey&OS=wisekey&RS=wisekey  

About WISeKey

WISeKey (NASDAQ: WKEY; SIX Swiss Exchange: WIHN) is a number one world cybersecurity firm presently deploying giant scale digital identification ecosystems for individuals and objects utilizing Blockchain, AI and IoT respecting the Human because the Fulcrum of the Internet. WISeKey microprocessors safe the pervasive computing shaping right now’s Internet of Everything. WISeKey IoT has an set up base of over 1.5 billion microchips in just about all IoT sectors (related automobiles, sensible cities, drones, agricultural sensors, anti-counterfeiting, sensible lighting, servers, computer systems, cell phones, crypto tokens and so forth.).  WISeKey is uniquely positioned to be on the fringe of IoT as our semiconductors produce an enormous quantity of Big Data that, when analyzed with Artificial Intelligence (AI), can assist industrial purposes to foretell the failure of their tools earlier than it occurs.

Our expertise is Trusted by the OISTE/WISeKey’s Swiss primarily based cryptographic Root of Trust (“RoT”) gives safe authentication and identification, in each bodily and digital environments, for the Internet of Things, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence. The WISeKey RoT serves as a standard belief anchor to make sure the integrity of on-line transactions amongst objects and between objects and other people. For extra info, go to www.wisekey.com.

Press and investor contacts:WISeKey International Holding Ltd Company Contact:  Carlos Moreira Chairman & CEO Tel: +41 22 594 3000 info@wisekey.com        WISeKey Investor Relations (US) Contact:  Lena Cati The Equity Group Inc. Tel: +1 212 836-9611 lcati@equityny.com

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