Cryptocurrencies including bitcoin are increasingly used to buy art. Blockchain, the technology underlying them, also interests the art world. Illustration: Henry Wong

Buying art with bitcoin, authenticating it with blockchain – art world cottons on to cryptocurrencies

The art world sees trading art using cryptocurrencies as a way to draw in tech-savvy new collectors, and blockchain both as a way to guarantee artworks’ provenance and sellers’ ownership of them, and to raise funds from investors

Topic |   Bitcoin

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Cryptocurrencies including bitcoin are increasingly used to buy art. Blockchain, the technology underlying them, also interests the art world. Illustration: Henry Wong
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