Protecting Physical Art with Blockchain
[On-Site Report]
Security features that are normally used to validate and protect digital art are now being applied to physical art. By attaching an IC tag that incorporates blockchain technology, the authenticity and ownership of any artwork can be easily verified.

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[Global Trends: South Korea emerges as playground for "unicorns"]
Successful South Korean startups like high-speed online retailers, known as "unicorns," are attracting worldwide attention. They are also drawing huge investments amid tensions between the US and China.

On-Site Report

Scanning the attached IC tag provides detailed information via a smartphone application
An artist puts the finishing touches on traditional figures that will be tagged and placed for sale online

Global Trends

South Korean "unicorns," like this high-speed, online retailer are drawing huge investments from overseas
The South Korean government is backing promising ventures with management know-how and financing