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William Shatner-backed firm teams up with Mattereum for NFT provenance tracking

Mattereum and William Shatner’s Third Millenia are collaborating to combat counterfeiting in the expanding nonfungible token space.
Blockchain authentication outfit Third Millenia — founded by science fiction icon William Shatner — has partnered with Mattereum, a London-based “digital twin” trading platform, to launch an initiative focused on NFT provenance.Digital twins refer to real-world asset NFTs, or rwaNFTs — tokenized versions of physical goods.According to a press statement issued on Monday, the joint initiative will feature rwaNFTs based on memorabilia and props from Shatner’s iconic character, Captain Kirk, on the seminal sci-fi series Star Trek.The collectibles catalog will also include props from Boston Legal where Shatner played the character Denny Crane, as well as merchandise from movies like Titanic and Logan’s Run. The items will be auctioned on the OpenSea NFT marketplace later in the week.As part of the collaborative initiative, Ocuver — a service under the Third Millenia umbrella — will certify the authenticity of each digital twin. Using smart contract protocols, Mattereum will reportedly record these certified proofs on the blockchain via asset passports.According to Mattereum, asset passports are a third-party digital identification protocol developed by the company to authenticate the identity of digital twins. Mattereum’s partnership with Third Millenia will see the extension of the protocol towards NFT collectibles.The partnership comes amid significant interest in the NFT space as entities from outside the crypto industry join blockchain’s expanding metaverse. For Shatner, the collaboration is a positive step in ensuring robust provenance tracking capabilities …
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