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RMS Titanic, Inc., VSFG, and Artifact Labs Partner To Bring The Titanic Into Web3

22.02.2023
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RMS Titanic, Inc. (RMST), Venture Smart Financial Holdings Ltd (VSFG), the first virtual asset manager in Hong Kong approved by HKSFC, and Artifact Labs, a Web3 company on a mission to ‘Preserve and Connect History on the Blockchain’, today announced a partnership that will bring the RMS Titanic and its physical artifacts into Web3 and fully unlock the intrinsic value of the associated intellectual property by tokenizing the assets.

This creative project will place the legacy of the Titanic in the hands of the global public by preserving assets from the ocean liner as immutable NFTs and by allowing inclusive participation in RMST, which holds the exclusive rights to recover artifacts from the wreck site. RMST’s affiliate, Experiential Media Group (E/M Group), operates Titanic exhibitions that have been visited by over 30 million people worldwide.

VSFG will take the lead in structuring the tokenization of the intellectual property and also develop tokenized instruments for accredited investors, drawing on its expertise as a licensed virtual asset manager. This will enable compliant capital raising for the ongoing research, recovery, preservation, exhibition, and licensing of RMST’s assets.

Artifact Labs will immutably preserve the approximately 5,500 recovered physical artifacts from the Titanic with its NFT standard for historical assets on the blockchain. Newly recovered relics from future expedition dives will also be minted as ‘ARTIFACTs’. The Titanic NFTs will expand an engaged community of collectors who will contribute to the preservation of maritime history while unlocking exclusive benefits, including VIP events at exhibitions, seminars with historians, and privileged access to one-of-a-kind experiences. Additionally, Titanic NFTs will provide an opportunity for Titanic enthusiasts to digitally interact with RMST’s content outside of the physical exhibitions.

The debut collection will feature ultra-limited edition NFTs and its buyers will form the first of the Titanic’s Web3 community.

Artifact Labs will also launch the Titanic DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organization) whose members will participate in select RMST and E/M Group initiatives, including proposals on future dive expeditions to the Titanic site, development of education programming, digital content and documentaries, research initiatives, partnerships, hosted events, and the strategic direction for the preservation and exhibition of recovered artifacts. The DAO treasury will be managed by members through governance tokens and will be funded by proceeds from Titanic NFT sales.

Commenting on the partnership, the President of RMS Titanic, Inc., Jessica Sanders said, “We remain dedicated to sharing the legacy of the Titanic, her passengers and crew, with people around the world. As the salvor-in-possession of the Titanic wreck site, we are determined to ensure that the Ship’s artifacts are preserved in perpetuity and accessible to future generations. We believe that moving into the digital space allows us to reach a broader audience with quality programming that educates and inspires. We are excited to have found the expertise and partners to help us reach those goals.”

Lawrence Chu, Founder and Chairman of VSFG, shares this passion; “The Titanic’s artifacts have been highly sought after for over a century because of what they represent. Many people in the international community care deeply about preserving the integrity of the original artifacts. We believe this partnership with RMST and Artifact Labs can further this purpose by bringing in Web3 and virtual assets solutions.”

Gary Liu, Founder of Artifact Labs, said, “The Titanic is one of the most treasured pieces of history in the world, and we are privileged to be part of its story. This incredible project will forever preserve the ocean liner on the blockchain and further expand its impact and importance to a global audience. This partnership exemplifies the mission of Artifact Labs and we are delighted to now be among the Titanic’s guardians.”

 

For media requests, please contact:

Wendy Perez (wperez@emgroup.com)

Natalie Ko (natalie.ko@vsfg.com)

Henry Chan (henry@artifactlabs.com)

 

About RMS Titanic

RMS Titanic, Inc. (RMST), a subsidiary of Premier Acquisition Holdings, LLC and an affiliate of Experiential Media Group ‘EMG’ LLC serves as the exclusive steward of RMS Titanic which tragically sank on April 15, 1912. The Company is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Ship, wreck site and all her passengers and crew. Since 1987, RMST has honorably conducted eight expeditions to the wreck of RMS Titanic exclusively recovering and conserving more than 5,500 artifacts as well as creating comprehensive maps and imaging of the wreck site. The Company was acquired by Apollo Global Management, Alta Fundamental Advisers and PacBridge Capital Partners in 2019.

 

About VSFG

Venture Smart Financial Holdings Limited (VSFG) is a global financial services platform headquartered in Hong Kong. In 2020, Venture Smart Asia Limited (VSAL), subsidiary of VSFG, became the first virtual asset manager in Hong Kong approved by Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong (HKSFC) to manage portfolios that may invest up to 100% of virtual assets. VSFG is dedicated to the research and development of products and services that can integrate traditional and virtual assets under a compliant regulatory framework, helping individuals and institutions to allocate their assets in an orderly manner in both traditional and virtual worlds, particularly in the areas of Web 3.0 and metaverse. In

addition, VSFG is committed to proactively developing and delivering relevant services to support the development of Hong Kong as a global Virtual Assets Centre; the future of finance starts now.

 

About Artifact Labs

Artifact Labs is an independent Web3 and NFT company building blockchain strategies, products, and platforms that serve organizations with historical IP. The company is on a mission to ‘Preserve and Connect History’ on the blockchain, and enable all guardians of history to maximize the impact of their most valuable assets by tokenizing them as ‘ARTIFACTs’. Artifact Labs is a one-stop solution for partners looking to launch unique NFT projects and build in Web3, providing support through advisory services, product development, blockchain engineering, and community management. All ‘ARTIFACTs’ are connected via a proprietary metadata standard that is governed by the non-profit Artifact Foundation, which allows for the verifiable authentication and global discovery of historical NFTs.


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DTTD Announces It Is the Official NFT Wallet Partner For Digital Art Fair

19.10.2022
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The Digital Art Fair is the world’s leading Web3 art fair and the DTTD enables a new generation of art collectors to easily onboard and own their first NFT.

HONG KONG, 19 October 2022 – DTTD (pronounced “Dotted”), the Animoca Brands-backed mobile-first NFT social wallet that aims to make Web3 accessible to everyone, today announces that it is the official NFT wallet partner for the Digital Art Fair Xperience Hong Kong 2022.    

As the first mobile-based NFT wallet founded in Hong Kong, DTTD provides the world’s most seamless and user-friendly onboarding experience to enable a new generation of art collectors. The app has already enabled the Web3 initiatives of insurance firm Bupa and the Hong Kong Palace Museum.    

DTTD provides a custodial wallet to hold a user’s first NFT or it can connect to existing MetaMask wallets. Users can share their collections, view the latest NFT news, and message through DTTD’s native in-app chat. It also supports multiple blockchains, now Ethereum and Polygon, which covers 97% of the entire NFT sector including games, collectibles, and marketplaces. Additional protocols are to be launched in the near future.  

“It is a pleasure to support the Digital Art Fair and bring attention to fine art through the lens of NFTs to Hong Kong,” said Bosco Lin, Co-Founder, and CEO of DTTD. “As an NFT-first wallet, we are excited to provide a platform to connect collectors and creators. Our in-app chat enables a way for artists and their fans to engage authentically and develop deep relationships.” 

To celebrate this partnership, DTTD will provide a free Polygon NFT to the first 5,000 guests at the event. The NFT will be claimed on a first come first serve basis. Digital Art Fair Xperience 2022 will be held at Asia Standard Tower from Thursday 20 October to Sunday 6 November 2022.  

The DTTD app is live and users can download it on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store at https://bit.ly/3TBGWHL  

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About DTTD 

DTTD is simplifying digital ownership and empowering Web3. We provide an NFT-first visual experience that is tailored in your phone. Our suite of services and tools help crypto natives, newbies, businesses and anyone with an internet connection manage all their NFTs in a single place. For more information, visit https://www.dttd.io 

For more information, enquiries and interview opportunities, please contact: 

Melissa Cheng

Senior Marketing Executive 

melissa@dttd.io  

More information and official images are available at https://bit.ly/DTTD_presskit  


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Metahuman MonoC Conjures AI Creativity & Surrealist Vision for Landmark Debut at the Hong Kong Digital Art Fair

06.10.2022
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HONG KONG, 6 October 2022 – MonoC, Hong Kong’s first a surrealist metahuman artist , injects her daring data-led and dream-like vision into Digital Art Fair 2022. As a reflection of her growing importance in a world rapidly embracing adventures in augmented reality, she is one of key featured artists at this year’s Xperience edition of the fair, which will be staged at Asia Standard Tower in Central from 20 October to 6 November. She unveils “Corona Florella“, an innovative series of six generative artworks that record and reimagine the global battle against Covid-19 and celebrate the triumph of data-led science and human resilience.

As a Hong Kong pioneer in algorithmic art, MonoC is the first virtual human to participate in Digital Art Fair. Her compelling artistic sensibility that weaves new technology and poeticism is appreciated by an increasing number of followers worldwide. The metaverse jetsetter is able to form meaningful connections between her subject matter and the audience without the inherent human limitations of space and time.

The thought-provoking series “Corona Florella” exemplifies this exciting new interplay between technology and art. Data gleaned from seven continents informing a series of four works centred upon the artist’s signature floral motif chart the evolution of Covid-19 from its global spread, to its alarming death rate, to immunisation, and recovery. A fifth work illustrates all four stages of the pandemic in one magnificent, moving artistic statement. MonoC’s sixth creation presents a change of medium and motif: a video art piece using dance movements invites further dialogue on the physical and psychological toll the pandemic wrought. The first four works will be available for purchase at Digital Art Fair (priced at 2 ETH, approx. HK$25,000 each); the other two will be auctioned subsequently by Sotheby’s.

The creator of these poignant works, MonoC (a shortened version of full moniker Monochromatic), is the artistic manifestation of Hong Kong-based Gusto Collective, Asia’s first Brandtech group. Led by branding and technology visionary CEO Aaron Lau, the future-facing company traverses seamlessly across the physical and virtual worlds to provide immersive content and experiences for numerous brands. As part of Forbes’ Asia Top 100 Companies to Watch, Gusto Collective is known for revolutionising turn-key Web3 adoption through innovative and experimental approaches, including the launch of a ground-breaking entertainment IP NFT with renowned actor/ producer Louis Koo.

“MonoC is born out of data, but lives for art,” says Gusto Collective CEO Aaron Lau.  “As a metahuman artist, she is able to leverage data to engage the audience through the “Corona Florella” series on a collective discourse about the events and unprocessed emotions of the Covid-19 pandemic. Metahuman art has immense potential; data is leveraged for facts, yet interpretation is only possible for the conscious mind. Art has always been a powerful communicator, connecting artist and audience, and today’s digital art makes this connection more immediate, more immersive and more enthralling.”

MonoC’s participation as the first virtual human in Digital Art Fair, the world’s leading Web 3.0 fine art fair, is a match made in metaheaven. As a surrealist metahuman artist, she creates art through the juxtaposition and reinvention of experiences, both past and modern. In the same vein as the Digital Art Fair, she speaks the language of the younger generation of creative talents and serves as a bridge between tradition and cutting-edge. Digital art provides a more open, instant and democratic platform for artists to bring their imagination to the attention of world, and thus shape it.

For more media enquiries, please contact:

Diane Chow

Account Director

+852 9039 8878

diane.chow@thisisgusto.com

Helen Feng

Account Manager

+852 9814 2588

helen.feng@thisisgusto.com

About MonoC

Hong Kong’s first metahuman artist, MonoC is the personification of artistic prowess and technological intelligence. Known for her fascinating data-led generative art, she is a well-travelled art gallery co-owner in her early 30s, and a Eurasian who calls Hong Kong and Shanghai home.

MonoC has an impressive body of work as an artist – human or metahuman – very early on in her artistic journey. This promising beginning will resonate with collectors looking to capitalise on the growing trend for digital art.  Since a spread in Elle Magazine in October 2021 launched her career as a virtual artist and key opinion leader, she has collaborated with auction house Phillips, creating a magnificent algorithmically produced art piece in February 2022 called “Drowning in Love” that fetched HK$189,000 at auction. In July, she devised the glorious augmented reality of “MonoC’s Garden of Eden” for the Leisure and Cultural Services Department’s interactive Art@Habour project. MonoC made her 3D debut in holographic form at the Cyberport Digital Entertainment Leadership Forum in August and graced Argo Bar with her virtual presence at its first anniversary celebrations. Underscoring her credentials in the brave new world of Web 3.0, she is partnering with Bull Empire’s Tenjin Project to launch a 3D Metaverse NFT Artspace.

About Gusto Collective

Gusto Collective is Asia’s first BrandTech group – delivering best-in-class storytelling and immersive experiences, powered by the latest technology. Gusto is a leading player in determining the future of next-gen customer experiences that are operate within the spheres of AR/VR, the metaverse, NFTs and Web 3.  The company was founded in January 2020 by Aaron Lau, a technology and branding veteran, and renowned business leader.  Gusto Collective has four core service specialisms: luxury brand management, VR/AR experience platform, Web 3 turnkey solutions and Metahuman marketing platform.  Currently, the BrandTech group has over 170 full-time “Gustodians” across three offices in Hong KongShanghai and London, and has recently completed its Seed plus fundraising at $23 million USD, with Animoca and Gaw Capital leading the round.


Hong Kong-based Web3 Startup DTTD Launches The World’s First NFT Mobile Wallet

27.09.2022
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HONG KONG, 27 September 2022 – DTTD (pronounced “Dotted”), the Animoca Brands-backed mobile-first NFT social wallet that aims to make Web3 accessible to everyone, announces its official launch at the Healthcare 3.0 Concept Hub.

Since 2020, interest and demand for NFTs and Web3 have grown massively. McKinsey & Company estimates Web3 to be valued at US$5 trillion and have 5 billion users by 2030. However, achieving this future will be difficult. New users face a fragmented and difficult-to-navigate ecosystem. Each Blockchain operates on a separate infrastructure, often requiring separate wallets and software to be used. In addition, these tools and services were designed and optimized for desktops.

DTTD was founded to help simplify the process and to drive mass adoption.

The DTTD app was designed to simply manage an entire NFT collection easily through mobile. It provides a custodial wallet to hold a user’s first NFT or it can connect to existing MetaMask wallets. Users can share their collections, view the latest NFT news, and message through DTTD’s native in-app chat. It also supports multiple blockchains, now Ethereum and Polygon, which covers 97% of the entire NFT sector including games, collectibles, and marketplaces. Additional protocols are to be launched in the near future.

For corporates, DTTD provides a platform to mint and distribute NFTs seamlessly to clients without the needing to hold or touch cryptocurrency. An NFT represents an opportunity for brands to create long-term relationships with clients based on direct engagement and reoccurring rewards.

“Our mission is to onboard the next billion users onto Web3 using an interface people already know,” said Bosco Lin, Co-Founder and CEO of DTTD. “We believe NFTs represent the third phase of crypto’s evolution but the current ecosystem is too fragmented and complex. A simple and beautiful interface through your phone is required to enable the growth and usage of Web3. As a locally- grown Hong Kong firm, we are excited to partner with events, such as the Healthcare 3.0 Concept Hub, and be the first step to many of these attendees’ journey into Web3.”

“While the idea of using NFTs and Web3 is exciting, organizations often struggle in the practicality of where to start,” noted Dr Yvonne Leung, Director of Customer Transformation & Growth at Bupa Hong Kong, the strategic partner for the Healthcare 3.0 Concept Hub. “The goal of the event is to educate how technology is changing healthcare and making it more easily accessible. I believe DTTD embodies that same ethos for Web3 to simplify what was previously a complex journey.”

The Healthcare 3.0 Concept Hub is presented by Bupa Hong Kong and is supported by leading global and local firms. DTTD is the event’s official NFT partner. The first 2,000 attendees can receive personalized NFTs minted to the Polygon blockchain as a reward for participating in events.

The DTTD app is currently live and available to the public, download from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store here: https://bit.ly/3BqA740

More information and official images are available at https://bit.ly/DTTD_presskit

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About DTTD

DTTD is simplifying digital ownership and empowering Web3. We provide an NFT-first visual experience that is tailored in your phone. Our suite of services and tools help crypto natives, newbies, businesses and anyone with an internet connection manage all their NFTs in a single place. For more information, visit https://www.dttd.io

For more information, enquiries and interview opportunities, please contact:

Melissa Cheng
Senior Marketing Executive
melissa@dttd.io