Startbahn Cert. Is Now Introduced At SBI Art Auction, “Modern and Contemporary Art”


On Saturday, October 31, 2020, from 13:00, Startbahn's service "Startbahn Cert." will be introduced at the SBI Art Auction "Modern Contemporary Art" held at Hillside Forum (Shibuya, Tokyo). From now on, “Cert.”, Blockchain Certificate, will be available to all artworks purchased at SBI Art Auction for no charge.

When a Cert. is issued to a purchased artwork, it will be simple and easy to record and check information about the artwork online. After the work leaves the artist's possession for secondary distribution, the provenance record can be updated automatically on Cert. The name of the owner and the purchase price are not recorded, protecting your privacy.

Startbahn Cert. is not a mere digital replacement of the traditional paper certificates; it also ensures the work's authenticity by a tamper-resistant and transparent blockchain mechanism. Also, by purchasing artworks with which a Cert. attached, you can view a list of your works online so that you can also use this service as a management tool for your collection.

SBI Art Auction had been issuing Blockchain Certificates on Startbahn's previous service, "startbahn." Now, we have upgraded the previous service to "Startbahn Cert." You can manage your works more safely and securely with enhanced security and view the artwork information on your smart devices smoothly.

■ For those interested in issuing Cert.:

If you wish to have your Cert. issued, please fill in the check box for requesting the issuance of a Cert. on the paper distributed after the auction and submit it to SBI Art Auction. Click on the Startbahn Cert. link (URL) in the "Please register your account to receive your Cert." email sent at a later date, register, and log in to the website to receive your Blockchain Certificate.

■ If you have received Blockchain Certificates from Startbahn before:

SBI Art Auctions has been issuing Blockchain Certificates for winning bids through "startbahn," a service provided by Startbahn since April 2019. For those who previously have issued a Blockchain Certificate on this previous service, we will transfer the certificate to "Startbahn Cert.," the new service, at any time. We will update details on the NEWS page on startbahn and hope you consider transferring your certificates to Startbahn Cert. They are more secure and reliable.

■ The 40th SBI Art Auction|Outline of Modern & Contemporary Art Sale

When: Saturday, October 31, 2020, from 1:00 p.m.
Where: Hillside Forum (1F Hillside Terrace F, 18-8 Sarugakucho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0033, Japan)

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■ What is Startbahn Cert.

Startbahn Cert. is a Blockchain Certificate issuance service that allows the management of information on artworks while ensuring their authenticity and reliability. Artwork owners can view certificate information, and businesses involved in artwork distribution can issue and transfer certificates through a web interface.

Startbahn Cert. has been developed based on Startrail (formerly Art Blockchain Network,, a blockchain platform for managing the custody of artworks and their circulation. On Startbahn Cert., it is as simple and easy to see the information recorded on Startrail as it would be on paper certificates.

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■ About Startbahn, Inc.

Startbahn is a company that aims to realize a richer society by providing the technology needed by artists and people involved in art all over the world. We are promoting the development of Startrail, a blockchain infrastructure for art distribution and evaluation. We are also developing Startbahn Cert., a service using Startrail, and working on joint projects with other companies.

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■ For Inquiry

For inquiries about the Blockchain Certificate, Cert.:
Startbahn, Inc.
[email protected]

For more information about the auction:
SBI Art Auction Co.
[email protected]


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