Not so long ago, digital artists whose artworks were posted all over social media, were frustrated that they were not earning much income from their works irrespective of the number of likes, comments and shares they got. On the other hand, art connoisseurs/collectors have been limited in how they can trade their art pieces as auction houses where predominantly the only avenue for them to sell their collections.
With the usage of blockchain technology, DOTs (non-fungible tokens) has completely changed how arts and collectibles can be bought and sold. Through DOTs, artists now have a new way to monetise their art, collectors can access a more diversified range of collectibles and investors can have access to a wider pool of buyers.
While there has been news with respect to the growing interests in DOTs, this strong interest was also seen during the recent inaugural Coinllectibles™️ Fusion DOTs™️ launched on OKEx DOT marketplace. Within the first day of the launch, an investor paid US$100,000 (28ETH) for the Coinllectibles™️ Fusion DOT™️ Item #001 – a pair of heritage ceramics, which was almost twice the item's valuation price. The investor immediately placed the piece out in the secondary market and resold it at 150,000 USDT, successfully making a US$50,000 profit. The new owner then resold the iconic piece for 250,000 USDT and made a profit of about US$100,000. The collectible is currently on sale for 289,000 USDT (https://www.okex.com/defi/DOT/markets/detail?id=29978). As a whole, all the Fusion DOTs™️ were sold out during the launch and Coinllectibles™️ saw a total sales turnover of more than US$600,000 during the first 4 days.
Observing this development, Joseph Morton from Equity.Guru commented that this could be a “game of greater fool hot potato” (https://equity.guru/2021/09/10/this-week-in-crypto-standard-regulation-edition/). While that may be the case for certain DOTs, this article takes a look at how different Fusion DOT™️ is and how Coinllectibles™️ aims to add value to the collectibles market.
1. Fusion DOTs™️ – Buyers get both the digital tokens and the physical collectible
DOTs are characterised by its feature of tokenizing items with unique blockchain-based ID tags. Unlike some DOTs, where buyers only get a digital asset, buyers of Fusion DOTs™️ get both the digital non-fungible tokens as well as the physical art piece, whose ownership title is minted into the Fusion DOT™️. In this way, Fusion DOT™️ buyers not only get to buy and sell the digital non-fungible tokens online, they are also able to enjoy the items in the real world.
2. Ownership security and provenance
To make the buying and selling of Fusion DOTs™️ secure, Coinllectibles™️ has incorporated state-of-the-art identification and blockchain technology to authenticate as well as provide provenance for the collectibles. This is akin to using the facial recognition function to unlock a handphone, the identification file that is contained within the DOT will be able to authenticate ownership as well as whether the item is genuine. In other cases, Coinllectibles™️ may also embed microchips to the collectible items. Apart from all these technological protection, Fusion DOTs™️ also consists of robust documentation to provide owners with legal protection as well. All these are put together on the blockchain to holistically protect the interest of stakeholders, that will ultimately lead to a more secured buying/selling experience online.
3.More than art and collectibles collection
Beyond the buying and selling of DOTs, Coinllectibles™️ aim to bring greater enjoyment to our Fusion DOT™️ owners. Firstly, Fusion DOT™️ owners will get to decide between taking possession of the physical collectibles or putting the items up on exhibit in the world’s first gallery for Fusion DOTs™️ at Victoria Dockside, home also to K11 MUSEA, in Hong Kong. Secondly, Coinllectibles™️ is working with game producers and virtual environment platforms so that Fusion DOT™️ owners will also get to enjoy the items in an online environment. While some of these initiatives are still work-in-progress, Coinllectibles™️ believes that all these additional benefits help differentiate Fusion DOTs™️ from the rest.
In conclusion, not only are DOTs attracting the attention from artists and collectors, investors are also eyeing the extensive market opportunity of this crypto art and collectibles trade. Based on Statista, the total number of DOTs from Apr 2021 to Aug 2021 was more than 263,000 – which approximates to 1 DOT sold each minute. All these showcase the immense potential and profitability of DOTs being traded in the primary and secondary markets. We are still in the early days. While it is anyone’s guess how the DOT market will become, the prospects for now is extremely bright.
To keep up with the launch of Fusion DOTs™️ projects and news, please visit www.Coinllectibles.Art or join the CoinllectiblesTM Telegram Channel at https://t.me/Coinllectibles.
By the Coinllectibles Blog Team
Ms Evelyn Ho