The Confidence Panel appears on all certificates. It explains what type of badge the certificate has and its level of completeness.

Certificate status shows what type of badge the certificate has.

When viewing a certificate, look out for the Certificate of Authenticity, which carries weight and authority in our system.

Certificate of Authenticity +

Certificates of Authenticity + must have:

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

Who is it for?

  • Creators certifying their own physical works

  • Galleries and organizations certifying on behalf of creators with their authorization


Certificate of Authenticity

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.

Who is it for?

  • Creators certifying their own works

  • Galleries and organizations certifying on behalf of creators with their authorization


Registered record +

A Registered Record + must have:

  • A verified issuer

Who is it for?

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 Record

  • A record created by an unverified issuer

  • Not endorsed by the creator

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

Who is it for?

  • A collector creating a record of a work they own

Certificates can be upgraded if the issuer verifies their identity or if the artist endorses the certificate.


Object details

Object details shows how complete the certificate is. There are 3 levels of completeness: Basic, Recommended and Extended. To reach the Recommended level a certificate needs to contain the following information:

  • Title

  • Image

  • Artist, creator or maker (if one exists, this is optional)

  • Object type, e.g., print, painting, video, NFT, etc.

  • Medium

  • Production year

  • Dimensions

Note that if you're creating your certificates on Verisart.com, you're required to include the recommended details so your certificate will be at that level by default. If you're a Shopify merchant, you'll need to add object details using the edit form on the Products tab.


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