WISe.ART to auction iconic NFT of Antonio Banderas
by the 2022 Starlit Porcelanosa Gala Cceremony
in Marbella on August 142022
The NFT created by world famous artist Pedro Sandoval will be auctioned during the Starlite Porcelanosa Gala in Marbella, Spain with simulcast in Times Square, New York.
Fetc to be raised from this NFT will support projects from the Starlite Foundation and the Lágrimas y Favores Ffoundation, founded by Antonio Banderas.
Marbella, New York, Geneva – August 12, 2022 – WISeKey International Holding Ltd. (“WISeKey”) (SES: WIHN, NASDAQ: WKEY), a leading global cybersecurity, AI, Blockchain and IoT company, announced today that it is auctioning an NFT with actor, entrepreneur and author, Antonio Banderas .
The secure WISe.Art NFT multichain platform aims to offer NFTs that tell a story of integrity towards society. The NFT created by world-renowned artist Pedro Sandoval will be digitally displayed in Times Square in NYC.
The NFT will be showcased at the Starlite Porcelanosa Gala Ceremony on August 14, 2022 in Marbella, Spain. The Starlite Porcelanosa Gala is held annually (since 2010) on the first Saturday in August in Marbella at the spectacular open-air auditorium of the Starlite Festival to Cantera de Nagüeles (Nagüeles quarry on the lower slopes of the Sierra Blanca mountain). The Starlite Porcelanosa Gala was a platform created by Sandra Garcia-Sanjuyesa supported by Antonio Banderas to raise funds for selected charities.
Following the 2021 event, the Foundation announced that it had raised more than 3 million euros during the Galas 12-year lifetime Logistical support for the Starlite Gala is provided by Starlite (Festival) Productions which provides its on-site team support and production assistance.
The proceeds of this NFT will be used to support projects of the Starlite Foundation founded by Sandra García-Sanjuán and the Lágrimas and Favorites Ffoundationfounded by Antonio Banderas.
During the same Gala, two additional unique NFTs created by the artist Pedro Sandoval will be auctioned for the benefit of the Starlite Foundation titled “La Madonna el niño y el mini yoda“and”El Hijo de Matias” – Both will include their physical artwork, 169×296 silkscreen/olio/lino for the first and a 130×70 gold/bronze sculpture for the second.
Antonio Banderas said:It’s amazing how the world is changing so fast, being able to use NFT technology to help people and have a work of art at the same time is a privilege, I hope many more people join the movement.”
Carlos Moreira, CEO of WISeKey, noted, “WISeKey’s NFT technology ensures that in addition to a verified and signed version of the actual digital asset, an irreversible link to the physical object can be created through proof of ownership, provenance and relevant contracts describing future use and monetization streams, forever and remain immutably verifiable on the blockchain. WISE. ART Marketplace platform, powered and secured by WISeKey’s proprietary security technology, irrevocably binds physical objects to their digital assets in a secure end-to-end process, and includes permanent secure storage of the NFTs.“
WISe.Art is a full-fledged marketplace. It can connect all actors of the art industry. Our white-label options and special NFT designs create authenticated and signed versions of the actual digital asset, establish an irreversible link to the physical object, provide proof of ownership, provenance, and allow the use of smart contracts.
The WISe.Art NFT platform is fully secured by WISeKey’s innovative security technologies, enabling the verification of digital assets in a secure end-to-end process based on our experience and proven expertise in this domain.
WISeKey (NASDAQ: WKEY; SIX Swiss Exchange: WIHN) is a leading global cybersecurity company currently deploying large-scale digital identity ecosystems for people and objects using Blockchain, AI and IoT, respecting the human as the fulcrum of the Internet . WISeKey microprocessors secure the pervasive computing that forms today’s Internet of Everything. WISeKey IoT has an install base of over 1.5 billion microchips in virtually all IoT sectors (connected cars, smart cities, drones, agricultural sensors, anti-counterfeiting, smart lighting, servers, computers, mobile phones, crypto tokens, etc. ). WISeKey is uniquely positioned to be at the edge of IoT as our semiconductors produce a vast amount of big data that, when analyzed with artificial intelligence (AI), can help industrial applications predict the failure of their equipment before it occurs happen.
Our technology is trusted by the OISTE/WISeKey’s Swiss-based cryptographic Root of Trust (“RoT”) providing secure authentication and identification, in both physical and virtual environments, for the Internet of Things, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence. The WISeKey RoT serves as a common trust anchor to ensure the integrity of online transactions between objects and between objects and people. For more information, visit www.wisekey.com.
About Starlite Foundation:
The Starlite Foundation is the international philanthropic platform of the Starlite Group, whose mission is to provide real opportunities for development, education and inclusion to those individuals, families and communities who need it most. To achieve this, we have the support of important national and international businessmen, personalities and artists.
Its main event is the evening of the Starlite Solidarity Gala where, in addition to being the most important fundraising moment for the Foundation’s social projects, it is an evening where the solidarity commitment of figures with a solid social commitment is recognized, such as with their fame, influence and media power actively helps the most disadvantage.
About Pedro Sandoval:
Pedro José Sandoval is a Venezuelan artist known for his abstract neo-expressionist artwork. Much of his work deals with color, movement and texture. His work is in the permanent collection of the Boca Raton Museum of Art. He lives and works between Madrid, Berlin and New York.
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