Valor Index Monopoly

Building a Decentralized
Ecosystem for
the Arts & Collectibles Market

Valor Index Monopoly Ecosystem

Valor Index Monopoly provides a blockchain-based information asset sharing platform for industry participants to actively share updated auction information to receive rewards.

Participants
Contributors

Contributors are responsible for submitting auction information on specific artworks to receive rewards. Every time the data is used on Valor Index platform, the contributor automatically receives rewards. To ensure up-to-date information, the rewards stakes can be taken by another contributor who submits an updated information.

Validators

Validators are industry professionals responsible for approving the submitted information by Contributors for its accuracy and validity. Every time the data is validated, the validator receives rewards for his/her contribution to the Valor Index Ecosystem.

Consumers

Consumers are buyers, sellers, and investors of arts and collectables market. With the most reliable data provided on Valor Index platform, consumers can forecast the market more accurate and quickly. The usage fees paid by the consumers are fairly and safely distributed to the data contributors.

Services
Data Asset Generation

Valor Index Monopoly provides a data asset generation service that enables data contributors to register information about specific arts or collectables in the blockchain as an asset called Data Asset Token.

The information that data contributors provide must be verified its reliability and validity by data validators. The only information that passes the validation is formally registered in the blockchain to secure the value of data asset.

Data Asset Trading

Valor Index Monopoly provides a data asset trading service that enables a data asset owner to transfer his/her ownership to the buyer who wishes to purchase the data asset and receive the payment from the buyer in return for the transfer.

Upon the agreement of ownership transfer between seller and buyer, the Valor Index Monopoly verifies the signatures of both parties, existence of asset, payment availability, then update the owner of data asset in the blockchain with new owner to complete the transfer of data asset ownership safe and secure.

Data Asset Retrieval

Valor Index Monopoly provides a data asset retrieval service that enables the data consumers of art & collectables to pay the price for the data asset utilization and access the desired data.

The Valor Index Monopoly grants the consumer an access to the data as well as distributes the payment to the owner of data asset upon the payment completion.

Token Economy
Data Asset Token

Valor Index Monopoly provides Data Asset Token, that is an asset-backed non-fungible token representing unique value of art & collectables information asset offered by the contributor. Data Asset Token is directly reflecting the ownership of information, immutably stored in the blockchain, and fully controlled by the asset owner.

Currently there exists the middleman who provides the information and extracts value from the system, but the Valor Index Monopoly is aiming at the contribution-oriented ecosystem where the information contributors share in the value provided, not the middleman

VALO Token

The VALO token is the base token of the decentralized art & collectables data ecosystem. The VALO token acts like a blood nourishing the decentralized data ecosystem and is a mandatory utility token that drives the expansion and growth of the ecosystem.

The VALO token is used to compensate for ecosystem development contributions and to penalize for harmful actions to the ecosystem, but, above all, unlike most other tokens, the VALO token is the utility token that has the inherent utility functions such as assetization of art & collectables data, index of data asset value, right to participate in the data validation, and incentivization of contribution

Architechture

The Valor Index monopoly Platform is composed of three layers, which are blockchain service, digital asset service, and client service.

The blockchain layer handles all the tasks directly related to the blockchain. such as execution and validation of transactions, generation and validation of blocks, consensus, peer-to-peer communication, blockchain and state DB management, etc.

The digital asset layer plays a pivotal role in the Valor Index Monopoly platform and handles the tasks related to digital assets and tokens such as asset generation & transfer, token & account management.

The client service layer provides the services directly related to the user such as user registration, art & collectables data asset registration and invocation, sales and purchase of data asset, user authentication, payment management, governance, etc.

Partners
Blue Index

In collaboration with Hanhwa Systems, Blue Index aims to lead the development of the art industry by providing software tools, analytic platform, data services to dealers, auctioneers, collectors, and financial companies using blockchain technology. Blue Index also collaborates with Korea Arts Management Service, an affiliate of Korea’s Ministry of Culture.

B-Brick

B-Brick is a joint venture between Sejong Telecom (KQ:036630) and B-SEED Partners established to enhance the blockchain ecosystem. Sejong Telecom is the internet service provider in Korea and operator of blockchain mainnet, called Blue Brick. B-Brick focuses on building various services and platforms using blockchain and network infrastructure.

B-Seed Partners

B-SEED Partners is an accelerator who supports the external team in direct business and execution of business ideas related to the fintech service utilizing the blockchain technology. Team members are professionals from the financial industry, including finance experts from the financial sector, lawyers from large-scale law firms who specialize in financial markets, and IT/security experts from consulting firms. B-SEED Partners’ main theme of the project is digitalization of substitute assets.

Klaytn

Klaytn is an enterprise-grade, service-centric platform that brings user-friendly blockchain experience to millions. It combines the best features of both public blockchains and private blockchains via an efficient 'hybrid' design. Klaytn enables businesses and entrepreneurs today to capture value using blockchain technology. Klaytn is designed by Ground X, subsidiary of Kakao.

Seoul Auction Blue

Seoul Auction Blue is a subsidiary of the biggest South Korean art auction house, Seoul Auction (KQ:063170). The company is the leading online auction house in Korea by revenue handling categories of fine art, decorative arts, antiques, art toys, luxury products and sneakers. The company is also in the business of art financing, wholesale of luxury products, and third-party auctioning of global auction houses, such as Phillips, Christie’s, and Sotheby’s.

Terra

Terra is a price-stable cryptocurrency aimed at mass adoption. Terra is a protocol of money that ensures price-stability by algorithmically expanding and contracting supply. Terra uses seigniorage created by its minting operations as transaction stimulus, thereby facilitating adoption. In exchange, the protocol offers stable mining rewards from transaction fees and seigniorage in all economic conditions.

The Team
Jongjin Park, CEO
  • Sr. Consultant, A.T. Kearney
  • Sr. Consultant, Nomura Research
  • Established art-related startups in Berlin and Seoul
  • B.A. in Economics from Brown University.
Sun M. Chung, COO
  • Head of Research, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Head of Research, BNP Paribas
  • Head of Research, Nomura Securities
  • B.A. in Economics from University of California, Los Angeles.
Sang H. Hyun, CTO
  • Visiting Scholar, ETRI
  • Director, Coinplug
  • Research Engineer, Motorola
  • Provided blockchain technology advisory services and lectures to several institutions in Korea
  • M.S. in Software Engineering from University of Southern California.
Mira Cho, CFO
  • Risk manager, ING Bank N.V.
  • Proprietary trader, BNP Paribas Securities
  • B.A. in economics and financial mathematics at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Chanwoo Kim, CBDO
  • Product Owner, Coupang
  • Sr. Manager, A.T. Kearny
  • Sr. Manager, Samsung Electronics
  • B.A in Urban Engineering from Yonsei University.
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