‘Leonardo da Vinci’ Places Mona Lisa Portray on the Blockchain

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‘Leonardo da Vinci’ Puts Mona Lisa Painting on the Blockchain

Bitcoin core developer Peter Todd defended Blockchain artwork startup Verisart towards Terence Eden June 13 after claims the corporate believed he had painted the Mona Lisa.


‘Apparent Fraud’

In a Twitter dialogue, Todd alleged Eden, who at present runs Open Requirements for the UK Authorities Digital Service (GDS), “misunderstood what Verisart is” after the corporate uploaded the well-known portray to the Blockchain with Eden because the creator.

Verisart started buying and selling in 2015 and describes itself as “making use of blockchain know-how to mix transparency, anonymity and safety to guard your information of creation and possession.”

“Verisart is a instrument to gather and timestamp proof, not an authoritative blockchain; his Mona Lisa declare is clear fraud [without] proof,” Todd wrote.

Eden had initially revealed particulars of his experiment with Verisart in a weblog put up June 12.

Allegedly, Verisart had required solely “an e-mail deal with” and “a photograph of the Mona Lisa from Wikipedia” as “proof” he had painted it.

“I don’t perceive the blockchain hype,” Eden subsequently wrote on Twitter.

A startup has licensed my art work & positioned their verification on the bitcoin blockchain. Now artwork sellers & auctioneers can really feel safe that I’m the unique artist. One small downside… I’m not Leonardo da Vinci!