Digital Certificate of Authenticity
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is a Certificate of Authenticity?
A Certificate of Authenticity (COA) is a permanent digital record for a physical artwork or collectible. Each certificate is linked to a detailed provenance record and stored on the blockchain. Certificates can also be printed for your records and easily shared with others to prove ownership or verify provenance.
Each COA includes the Title of the painting, Production Date, Medium, Dimensions, it’s location on the blockchain, photos, and Jaime’s signature verifying the authenticity of the piece.
These certificates are used by leading galleries, artists and auction houses. They meet widely accepted standards for artwork classification by museums and cultural organizations (CIDOC-CRM, LIDO, Object ID compliance).
Why do you use the blockchain?
Blockchain technology lets us create permanent certificates that can be publicly verified while still protecting the privacy of owners, buyers and sellers.
The blockchain is a public record, so anybody can verify the existence of a certificate and check provenance instantly if they have access to the certificate. But the identity of key parties and transactional details can be kept out of public view.
And because the blockchain is tamper-proof, once a certificate has been registered or an update recorded, that record is permanent and will live forever.
This combination of security, transparency and anonymity is unique to blockchain technology and enables us to provide art certification and verification for the 21st century and beyond.
How do I get my painting transferred in my name?
As of the year 2020, Jaime Byrd started creating a Certificate of Authenticity (COA) for all her original paintings.
Please email us with the title of your painting, where and when you you bought it. We will then transfer the COA to your email address using Verisart. We recommend that you create a free account so you can print and manage your COA. This proves you are the new owner of an original Jaime Byrd piece of art.
If you purchased a painting through one of Jaime’s galleries, please contact us here. We will verify your purchase and send you your digital COA.
Do I have to create an account with Verisart to accept a COA?
No, however in order to print and manage your COA, you will need to create a free account with Verisart. Creating an account with Verisart is free and only takes a moment.
Do I have to own Bitcoin to accept a COA?
Although your digital record lives on the blockchain of bitcoin, you do not need to buy or own any bitcoin. This is just the electronic record of where your COA can be verified.
You can read more about bitcoin and the blockchain here.
Where can I buy original Jaime Byrd Fine Art?
Does Jaime offer commissions?
Please contact her directly for more information here.