We formed Codex and launched the Codex Protocol in 2018. In May 2018, Ethereal Summit hosted the first auction to issue Codex-secured titles for all pieces sold at the auction. Each auction winner received their Codex Record, a Non-Fungible Token (also known as an NFT) based on the ERC-721 standard. All the NFTs are stored on the Ethereum blockchain and can be accessed via the Codex Viewer.

You can see a video of highlights from the auction on YouTube here. Here is the Codex Record for a CryptoKitty which was purchased using ETH for over $100,000 value at the time:

https://codex-viewer.com/record/709


Designed to let collectors, galleries and artists pay for Codex in the most convenient ways.

With more collectors, galleries and artists on Codex than ever, we’ve released new payment models that best suit each of Codex user’s needs. Including the launch of memberships on Codex! Now you can choose how you pay for Codex.

Choose the option that works best for you:

Option 1: Pay as you go

Who this works for:

You create one or less Codex Record per month on Codex. You don’t need access to features like printable Codex Records or collection organization.

How it works:

  • No subscription fee.
  • Pay full price for CODX tokens as needed. Use these tokens…


A review of new features, launches and changes at Codex

During the 2nd quarter we launched 3 new services and features geared towards making the platform easier and more collector-friendly. With thousands of new collectors continually joining Codex each quarter and our partnership with LiveAuctioneers, we have a constant stream of new and returning collectors who use Codex as their digital collection management tool.

The three new launches and development updates from Q2 all helped to propel Codex forward as the best digital collection management platform.

White Glove Service

The first release of the quarter was the White Glove Service. …


Should I add my art to the blockchain? A few key considerations artists should contemplate as we step into the new digital age.

Adaptability is the name of the game in 2020; we’re learning that in all areas of our lives. Being adaptable is a skill that artists have honed for centuries. In order to spend time pursing his real passion projects, Leonardo da Vinci worked as a costume designer for the Milanese court. Artists adapt to the latest in technology and leverage their creativity to pay their bills and pursue their art.

The limitations that Covid-19 placed onto the public’s ability to consume and buy art have put an enormous strain on the art world and its institutions. Over the last 5…


We’re thrilled to announce the newest feature on Codex that helps collectors better manage their item’s provenance.

We’re excited to announce a new feature on Codex! In our latest update to Codex Records, users can now now add provenance details to Codex Records.

Before the update, when creating a Codex Record, users could add text for a title and text for the description. All details about the item had to be typed into the general description section, as shown in the image below. Now, specific metadata fields have been added to the Record creation process.


As our world becomes more digital, it’s no surprise there is an increased demand for managing physical collectibles in a digital way. In this article we’re looking at the three core reasons collectors are moving their collections online: (1) to better enjoy their collection (2) to ensure better financial security (3) for simplicity and saving time.

Nearly $5 billion of art and collectible is bought online annually, and processes for managing collections online is growing alongside the market. At Codex, we’ve been implementing features to make digitally managing your collection sophisticated and easy. …


Cataloguing your collection is as easy as sending an email. Literally. Introducing the White Glove Service.

We’re making it easier than ever to transition your collection from your spreadsheet to an online home that matches the beauty of your collection. The White Glove service makes managing your collection as easy as it gets.

Here’s how it works

Send us an email with your item’s information and we will create the Codex Record for you. Send us a spreadsheet, Word docs, or the email invoices from the seller and we take that information and turn it into Codex Records. Get your entire collection of items documented in minutes. Within 24 hours the Record appears in your collection.


As the Codex Registry nears half a million items, we’ve made some product updates to support collectors using the platform.

Following a strong end to 2019, this quarter shows no sign of slowing down. Nearly half a million items have been registered on the Codex Registry. In this quarter alone over 100,000 items have been added to Codex by auction houses, collectors, galleries and artists.

Search problems

As businesses scale, it’s natural that some processes retire as room is made for improvements. Our latest product update demonstrates just that. During Q3 of 2019, we launched Search and Browse features on the Codex Registry. These implementations allowed viewers to keyword search through all public Records on Codex.


We talked with photographer Gisel X Florez to discuss her new art series, which leverages blockchain and new technologies

Artist background

Gisel X Florez is a New York based artist who built a career in commercial and still-life photography. Growing up with an engineer as a father, she’s always been interested in science and nature, but chose to focus primarily on the arts when she was accepted to the Rhode Island School of Design. While she’s pursued the arts as a career, much of her work has been heavily influenced by her affinity for the sciences. One of her first professional projects at the intersection of art and technology was with a team of medical researchers at Brown University. …


2019 was a transformative year for Codex. Look back on the highlights from our last quarter and what to expect moving forward.

2019 was a monumental year for Codex. We experienced tremendous traction volume and our growth is best exemplified in numbers. The following figures depict our growth during 2019.

Codex

Codex is the leading decentralized registry for the $2 trillion arts & collectibles ("A&C") ecosystem. Our Publication: https://medium.com/codexprotocol/latest

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