Technology

Vitruvius works with the blockchain to save and trade artist’s pieces as NFTs in a definitive and incorruptible way.

 What is a blockchain and how it works

 

Blockchain, sometimes referred to as Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) it’s a technology that allows the users to follow the history records of any digital asset. These records are unalterable and transparent thanks to the use of decentralization and cryptographic hashing. This creates a decentralized ledger accessible and traceable by everyone at any moment. 

Right now there exists a large variety of blockchains each one with their own use and purpose.


 

What is a token ?

 

In the Blockchain ecosystem, any asset that is digitally transferable between two individuals is called a “token”. Depending on the properties assigned to them they can have different classification and uses. Exp: (Currency, NFT, ICO, DEFI etc.) 

These tokens are issued on blockchains most often on the one that we work with, called  “Ethereum”. 


 

What is an NFT ?

 

NFT stands for non-fungible token. It's a digital asset that serves as a secure record of ownership for an item or collection of items, these tokens are organized and stored on select blockchain ledgers. Thanks to the use of the Blockchain technology these tokens are forever fixed in time and completely traceable. 

 

How does Vitruvius use the blockchain ?

 

Vitruvius NFTs are designed to give you something unique that can't be copied: total ownership of the artwork, this means that the artist can still retain the copyright and reproduction rights of his productions. Just as in the physical art market anyone can buy a Monet print, but only one person can own the original.

 

How to trade on Vitruvius 

You can trade on vitruvius with a cryptocurrency wallet through Ethereum tokens.

 

How to buy and use Ethereum ?

 

You have to firstly create a metamask wallet. 

Then you can simply use your credit card to fuel your wallet with ETH tokens (ETH tokens are the digital currency that allows transactions on the Ethereum blockchain) 

 

How to create a wallet ?

 

A wallet stores your ETH and processes transactions on the blockchain. A unique wallet address will be generated and you will use this address to complete transactions.

 

Installing Metamask on your browser :

 

  Step 1. Go to the Metamask website.

  Step 2. Click “Get Chrome Extension” to install Metamask.

  Step 3. Click “Add to Chrome” in the upper right.

  Step 4. Click “Add Extension” to complete the installation.

 

Creating a Metamask account : 

 

  Step 1. Click on the Metamask logo in the upper right hand corner of your Google chrome browser.

  Step 2. Enter a password and click “Create” to create your wallet.

  Step 3. You will see a set of 12 “seed words” for your wallet. Click “Save Seed Words as File” and make sure to register the “MetaMask Seed Words” file in a safe place. You will need these in order to access your wallet. Make sure not to lose these words  because they are impossible to retrieve. 

  Step 4. Click “I’ve Copied It Somewhere Safe” once your seed words file has been secured. You’ll be taken into your Metamask wallet!

 

How to use Vitruvius Marketplace ?

 

Vitruvius uses Opensea, as a middleman. Opensea is the most secure and mainstream NFT platform that exists right now.  Once you find the art piece you need on vitruvius-gallery.art, click the button “Buy via opensea” on the artwork page. You will be then redirected to the right place to buy on opensea. The last step from here will be to connect your metamask wallet. Once this step is completed you will be able to buy and trade Vitruvius Ns.

 

How to connect a Metamask wallet to Opensea ?

 

On the Opensea website, you will find on the upper right corner a wallet icon. click it, then select the metamask option and then enter your password. You will have to accept the terms and conditions and then you can safely trade on the platform. 

 

Work with us 

 

Vitruvius is built to highlight your talents and captivate art lovers. Join us !

 

As an artist ?

 

We are always looking for new gems. If you want us to take a look at your work, please send us a mail to lu.tenorio@vitruvius-gallery.art with your portafolio, cv and links to all of your social media! 

 

As a crypto activist ?

 

If you think Vitruvius project is worth your time, please contact us to victor-emmanuel@vitruvius-gallery.art