A Verisart certificate is a permanent digital record for a physical or digital artwork or collectible. Each certificate is linked to a provenance record which includes at least one image, the name of the artist or creator, artwork title, production date, medium, dimensions, edition (if relevant), current owner key, URL, secure QR code and a blockchain address.

Understanding the Certificate status

Verisart's patented approach to certification is designed to reflect the level of verification and the amount of information provided. The status of the certificate is reflected by the panel and badge type

Types of Certificate status

Unlike paper certificates, our certificates are not static. You can upgrade your certificate anytime and record your changes permanently if you provide additional verification and information.


Registered Record

Registered Records do not confer any authenticity or ownership, they act as a starting point for collecting data on the blockchain.

Registered Records have:

  • Information about the item

  • An unverified issuer

  • No endorsement from the creator


Registered record +

This describes situations where a business is issuing certificates under a business name or where the artist or creator is deceased and cannot authorize the issuer.

Registered Records Plus have:

  • Information about the item

  • A verified issuer

  • No endorsement from the creator


Certificate of Authenticity

The Certificate of Authenticity is reserved for artists or creators certifying their own work or galleries (or other organizations) who can be authorized by the artist or creator.

Certificates of Authenticity must have:

  • A verified issuer

  • An identified creator who has authorized the issuer

In situations where the artist is certifying their own work, the issuer and creator are the same.


Certificate of Authenticity Plus (COA+)

Our most secure certificate provides the added assurance of a link between the digital certificate and the physical item.

Certificates of Authenticity Plus must have:


The table below summarizes the criteria for each certificate status

Certificate Status

Verified Issuer?

Verified Creator?

Registered Record

No

No

Registered Record +

Yes

No

Certificate of Authenticity

Yes

Yes

Certificate of Authenticity +

Yes

Yes


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