KnownOrigin is a crypto art platform and online marketplace for authentication and trade of original, limited-edition digital creations through the Ethereum blockchain. After being accepted into the gallery artist network, creators are free to set their profile and issue up to 25 multiples of each work they wish to present to the public. Once uploaded to the platform, artworks are tokenized to validate provenance and rarity and can be browsed by collectors according to their subject or technique.
All digital works show a set price in Ether and are bought and sold through Ethereum’s native cryptocurrency. As for commissions, the platform receives 15% of the sale price on all purchases.
KnownOrigin is a project built by BlockRocket. It was launched in Manchester on April 5th, 2018 with a pop-up gallery where the art world and the crypto community could meet and buy both physical and digital artworks in Ether. David Moore, James Morgan and Andy Gray are the three co-founders of the platform and are all based in Manchester, UK.