Industry responds to ArtChain: is it all tech hot air?

ArtsHub spoke with a gallerist and an artist to get their opinion on whether the blockchain revolution will significantly impact what they do.
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Blockchain has found its way to the art world, claiming that it will transform a sector that, traditionally, is plagued with fraud and is not greatly transparent.

This month a leading Australian consortium of blockchain technologists and venture capital entrepreneurs partnered with Melbourne’s Swinburne University of Technology to launch ArtChain Global (ACG). 

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina

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