ChippedArt is one of the first companies in the world to robustly and simply merge the worlds of Blockchain NFT’s and physical art. Our focus has been simplicity. You attach a purchased ChippedArt tag to your art, scan it with your phone, set up a wallet if required using an activation code, upload your digital files and fill out a Title and Description.

An NFT is minted in under 5 seconds at no further cost to you. All you pay is a one off £5.00 set-up, which gives you a NEAR blockchain account and some NEAR (cryptocurrency) via an activation code, after that it’s just £3.00 per tag.

traditional Artists

Digitally sign your physical art pieces using your phone. Future purchasers only have to scan it in order to be confident that it really is your work.

You may choose to digitally attach a contractual covenant that gives you a percentage of any resale gains in perpetuity.

Stand out from the crowd by linking digital artefacts to your original artwork, establish an eternal provenance chain and become one of the first artists in the world to combine physical art with a blockchain minted NFT using our unique, affordable point and click technology all driven from your phone.

digital artists

The purely digital NFT market is becoming crowded. Differentiate yourself by expressing your digital art as a physical artefact, Pre-load your digital art onto a digital photo frame (or print it and frame it if it’s static), attach a ChippedArt Tag to the frame and mint your NFT. Anyone who wishes to check the provenance simply has to scan the tag attached to the frame.

Quick Start

Starting with ChippedArt is simple:

  • If you don’t already have a NEAR Wallet, purchase one below pre-funded with 0.3N
  • Purchase tags as required for £3.00 each + P&P (only one lot of P&P regardless of the number of tags
  • When the tags arrive, scan one with your phone and use the NEAR activation code to set up your wallet
  • Enter a title and description, take a picture and mint your first physical NFT

How to set up a Wallet

How to use ChippedArt Tags


General FAQ

Absolutely. However why would they want to, and what gain to they get? A tag authenticates an item. Once the tag is removed from the item, value is destroyed. Why would someone want to destroy value from an original?

Brushing over the tag with a thin layer of epoxy resin will also make removing the tag extremely difficult.

If there is an application that requires clear evidence that the tag has not been tampered with, standard anti-tamper stickers (non-metallic) can be stuck over the tag.
Not directly. However, we will be adding additional labels to our shop that will act as a buffer, enabling the tags to be attached to metal surfaces
No. Our tags are specially programmed to ensure interoperability with our system
You have the option, before you upload pictures or documents, to encrypt them. If you choose this option, the documents are decrypted ONLY when someone physically scans the tag.
Attach a ChippedArt tag to the reverse of the canvas of your original art creation. Future purchasers will be secure in knowing that it is an original work by you.

Add associated digital contents to your physical art piece, for instance, creation videos, thought processes etc further adding additional value to the piece.

A resale contract or covenant could form part of an uploaded documentation pack. This could mandate that a percentage of all future resale income should be paid back to you, the creator.

Attach a tag to each reprint of your work, assuring the buyer it is genuine.

Physical items can have a tag attached internally. Purchasers can check the authenticity of the item by scanning the tag.

Locate Tags on unique items that may have an active resell market. Include a digital contract that mandates a percentage of each sale must be paid to the original creator. Thus providing a way to license physical items.

  1. Sign up to ChippedArt
  2. Receive a starter pack consisting 2 physical tags, and a NEAR blockchain account
  3. Register for an account on the blockchain by scanning the starter card, and following the instructions
  4. Secure the tag to your artistic piece (painting, street art, sculpture etc) that you wish to claim rights over, or create provenance
  5. Read the tag with your mobile phone
  6. Choose whether to encrypt the picture and documentation, causing it only to be viewable after a physical scan.
  7. Take a picture of your creation
  8. Type in a description
  9. Add documentation you want to digitally accompany the art piece
  10. Press Commit. You have successfully electronically signed your piece and created a perpetual record on the blockchain and associated it with your art.
  1. Hold your mobile phone within 2cm of the ChippedArt tag
  2. All art details and documentation are now displayed on the phone
Non Fungible Token. From Wikipedia, an NFT is defined thus:

“A non-fungible token (NFT) is a unit of data stored on a digital ledger, called a blockchain, that certifies a digital asset to be unique and therefore not interchangeable”

Each specific blockchain has it’s own standard of NFT. We use the NEAR blockchain, which is a latest generation implementation standing on the shoulders of giants like BITCOIN and ETHEREUM
A blockchain is a technological advance that enables, for the first time in history, information to be stored, immutably in a distributed system that is not controlled by any single individual or entity. Data to be stored on the chain is bundled into blocks, these blocks are then verified by miners. Often the block contains some instructions to execution a program, contract, that has been previously stored on the chain. This is also performed by Miners.

Miners are rewarded either for contributing processing power (proof of work) or for putting down a deposit that could be lost if they are dishonest (proof of stake). If a miner successfully processes a block, their work is checked by other miners. This peer checking keeps the chain secure. A representation of the previous block of data mined is then woven into the next block. This inter-linking can be easily checked to ensure the chain (which is held in many places at once), and thus the data stored within is secure and accurate.

ChippedArt does not use the Bitcoin or Ethereum chain for several reasons; not the least being the fact that both chains are expensive to transact on, and utilise an immense amount of power, contributing to environmental damage.
Near Field Communication is used extensively in our day to day lives, it is primarily used on phones for making contactless payments. The tag that you obtain from ChippedArt and attach to your creation has been programmed with a unique encryption key, that is known only to the ChippedArt Authentication server. When someone taps the Tag attached to your creation, the Tag powers up and sends a unique URL (web address) to your phone. This web address goes to the authentication server. It carries with it your Tag ID and some information encrypted to Military grade standards. The authentication server then decrypts the message and uses the details to indirectly query the blockchain for details of your art. It then returns the information that you chose to attach to your art.