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.

What is a verified issuer?

An issuer who has passed our identity verification checks. We always ask for a government ID and businesses will need to provide additional details.

What does creator authorized mean?

Creator authorized means the certificate was created by the creator themselves or by a third party (i.e. a gallery) authorized by the creator to issue certificates on their behalf.

Upgrading your certificate

Unlike paper certificates, our patented certificates can evolve over time. Your certificate will be updated automatically if you verify your identity or provide additional information.

All changes to the certificate are registered on the blockchain, proving a clear and trusted timeline of the certificate’s evolution. Learn more about upgrading your certificate here.

Certificate of Authenticity +

Who is it for?

  • Creators certifying their own physical works

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

Certificate of Authenticity

  • A verified issuer

  • An identified creator who has authorized the issuer

Who is it for?

  • Creators certifying their own works

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

Registered record +

  • 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

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, 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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