EncryptoArt - secure NFC & NFT technology for decentralised asset authenticity verification

1.1 Name of the Project

Encrypto Art

1.2 Application Type


1.3 Proposal overview

Encrypto Art aims to create decentralised asset verification starting with fine art. In today’s world, a bad actor can create a fraudulent art piece and pay a certifier (for example, a dead artist’s foundation, sometimes unwittingly) a large sum of money for a fraudulent certificate. Then, this person sells the fake art piece for a profit. The fraudster damages all stakeholders when found out (the unwitting buyer, the dead artist’s foundation, and the artist reputation).

Encrypto Art’s vision is to establish a secure, transparent & decentralized art marketplace that guarantees authentic physical art.

Encrypto Art is also one of the most worked and recognized projects in the Peersyst portfolio.

The objective of the project is to create a solution for the digital purchase and sale of real physical art that allows avoiding fraud in a large quantity by means of digital certificates in the form of NFTs and post-quantum asymmetric cryptography (PQAC) NFC tags.

The promoter of the project is the renowned artist Lorenzo Quinn (Login • Instagram) and one of the most important sculptural artists in the world today. His work, in connection with Art D’Egypte, received over 1B views in social medias. Other famous works include Support (Venice, 2017) which also received more than 1B views around the globe.

The team’s goal is to initially prepare a platform for the artist’s use where digital certificates of authenticity represented by NFTs can be viewed and exchanged. Currently, the project has created great interest and willingness with many fellow fine artists from the driving force who will be verified by KYC and will use the same platform for the issuance of certificates.

The objective of the project is to bring more than 200 world-renowned artists and sculptors to generate certificates on the platform that will serve in the future for the purchase / sale of high-level art.

The project is currently developed in a fairly advanced first version and financed by the team that has implemented it on a Blockchain technology that does not support the characteristics and infrastructure necessary for the project nor does it have any type of connection with the main decentralized networks.

It is proposed to migrate the project to Harmony, which will not only bring a large number of transactions and certificates as well as the prestige and recognition of the platform to serve some of the most famous artists of the moment.

1.4 Team

Lorenzo Quinn Founder & CEO

World famous Italian Artist renowned for monumental works in top locations

• 30+ years of experience in the art world

• 20+ years business owner & influencer

• Exhibited in galleries and museums globally

Nicholas Quinn COO

BA in High Tech Entrepreneurship. Developer focused on post-quantum cryptography, hashing, NFC, mesh networks and Android development. Founder of BeechatNetworkSystemsLtd (Beechat Network Systems Ltd.) · GitHub

• Experienced Company Director and management

• 5+ years of marketing experience

Peersyst Development team:

The Peersyst team has been defined and designed as a high-performance squad capable of developing any project in Blockchain technology with maximum efficiency, quality and speed.

With a Blockchain development experience practically as long as Ethereum years of existence, the Peersyst team has been carefully selected as one of the most expert and complemented teams in the development of this technology.

This team of people is designed to work on several projects at the same time, exchanging tasks to achieve the best results. It has the following roles:


The main mission of the Product Owner is to define the product and prioritize the objectives to be achieved, in order to maximize the value of the product.

He is the representative of all interested persons (stakeholders) and must ensure that the Product Result meets the expected results.

The tech lead is responsible for the entire technological development and definition part of the project. It is responsible for defining the most appropriate technologies, the Blockchain protocols to be used, the test and production environments, the platform infrastructure, security standards, backups, migrations and integrations with other systems. The highest level technology profile responsible for the platform and development success.

This profile is of vital importance for the success of the projects. Usability is one of the most important points to work on in any Blockchain solution as well as the design of easy and attractive interfaces for users. Peersyst incorporates a successful profile in the design of platforms that have achieved millions of users thanks to the usability and ease of its solutions.

This profile is in charge of helping the tech lead to define the specific Blockchain solutions and develop the previously defined protocols. Its functionality is to ensure the security of all connections and of the platform at the software level.

This profile is in charge of developing all parts of the solutions on the server side. Many platforms can use a backend as an engine for logic and allow integrating the frontend with Blockchain modules, user management and administrators.

The developer responsible for designing all the changes in the visual part of the applications and the part of the logic that does not interact with the Blockchain.

Finally, the fullstack developer is a flexible and agile resource that is in charge of integrating with third parties, connections between frontend and backend, and providing support in the different areas above.

1.5 Proposal ask


1.6 Justification

Most of the efforts in this stage will be focused on the launch development and migrating of the actual platform to the blockchain of Harmony, where everyone will have access to buy / create certificates (NFT) for physical artworks.

Also marketing and bringing in renewed artists will be an important part of the launch.

1.7 Metrics for success:

$10K after migrating the feature-complete product on our testnet

$10K after mainnet launch

$10K after forming a DAO with its community

$10k after 1k monthly visitors

$10K for after 10K monthly visitors


From Peersyst we are ready to offer all our knowledge and support in Harmony to achieve the successful migration of the project. Also our experience working with EncryptoArt team is unbeatable.

Currently, the project has already had a great dedication visible at: https://encrypto.art/ where it will prepare to work with Harmony to scale the artists and certificates.

Approved for $50K Launch grant. Congratulations! Looking forward to seeing this built out with the first milestone for a Testnet Launch built on Harmony :tada:

“Testnet Launch” means launching a feature-complete product on Harmony Testnet. We define feature complete to include a user interface, connection to a wallet (Metamask, Harmony ONE Chrome Extension, etc.) on Testnet, and can be tested end-to-end by at least 100 users.

Funds will be released upon completing these milestones

$10K after launching a feature-complete product on our testnet
$10K after forming a DAO with 5-out-of-9 multisig with our DAOs
$10K after launching on our mainnet with audit
$10K after 1K daily active users (with launch video, full PR promotion)
$10K after 10k daily active users (with a detailed roadmap, governance process)

Meanwhile, to prepare receiving funds, email your identification documents to kyc@harmony.one and create a Gnosis Safe MultiSig wallet at https://multisig.harmony.one and using instructions below
:arrow_right: Setup Gnosis Safe with MetaMask & 1Wallet

Checkout the Funding FAQ for further info at Harmony Funding FAQ. Join the Harmony Grants Telegram channel to share your story and to gain partnerships there by growing your own ecosystem.

Please join the Harmony Grants Telegram channel and Harmony’s Discord server.

We’d love :blue_heart: to see weekly updates on this thread here, to keep the community posted on this proposal’s progress!


TECHNICAL UPDATE: This week Peersyst will finish its contribution in the development of the Encrypto Art platform, which is being tested on Testnet.

It will also be immediately deployed to the mainnet since the product was already on the mainnet previously and all previous certificates will be migrated to the Harmony mainnet blockchain through a migration script.

We will publish the links of the CI/CD development server to see the Testnet and the certificates and then the Mainnet links to the launch, which will be accompanied by an incredible video for everyone!

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TECHNICAL UPDATE: During the course of this month, we have completed the world’s first asymmetric NFC tags, it includes:

  1. Encrypto Art mobile app: React Native Mobile Application for interacting with Encrypto Art’s SecureChip tags.
  2. Firmware for Encrypto Art’s tag: STM32L152RCT6 microcontroller interacting with NTAG 5 IC.

The app allows:

  • you can generate a private key on the tag, and returns the public key.
  • you can input a public key on the textbox, or scan a QR code of a public key. Then, when clicking the verify tag button, it will send a random hash to the tag (challenge). The tag will respond by signing the hash and sending it back. Then our app takes the public key, and we verify the signature. If the output equals the original challenge, verification was successful.
  • erase a private key on the tag.

Our next step is to miniaturise the circuit into a 2 cm by 2 cm multilayer tag, with a target read range of 2 centimetres.

This technology allows anyone to have 100% verifiable authenticity of an asset. It is the bridging of the digital with the physical, with a cryptographic link. We are very proud this technology will be first launched on Harmony!

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UPDATE 02/09/2022

Everything is going smooth as butter! We have completed the launch of the testnet on our subdomain: testnet.encrypto.art. We are currently doing some final tests but the summary is as follows:

  • We have completed the chip verification app. So physical pieces can be verified through the NFT via the application, while tapping on the physical chip.

  • We have formed the DAO, with the 0x46b279fAb5002176b6da045287369aee257399a0 address. Members include artists and art world representatives:

  • LQ: Co-Founder of Encrypto art and artist management as well as vision

  • NQ: Co-Founder of Encrypto art and system architect lead for the NFC-NFT development

  • FP: Founder of Peersyst Technology development firm in charge of the tech

  • TJ: Founder of an NFT art gallery/studio leading the way for future blockchain development

  • MT: Founder of an art Agency, leading the artist connections as world class art agency

  • MI: Representative of multiple museums worldwide with vast art collections

  • SY: Entrepreneur in the world of art

  • TQ: Project manager and strategist for Encrypto Art and its future path

  • AC: artist and collector of art, involved in NFC-NFT linking as well

For this we request the following:

$10K after migrating the feature-complete product on our testnet

$10K after forming a DAO with its community

Once the testing of testnet is successful we will keep working to launch the main net. We will keep you all updated on the exciting progress!

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