In 2024, ikigAI Labs XYZ embarks on a transformative journey, fully embracing TRACE (Tokenized Records for Artwork Certification and Evolution) technology, developed by our esteemed partners at Transient Labs. This groundbreaking innovation marks a pivotal moment in our mission.

What is TRACE?

TRACE is a revolutionary technology that bridges the gap between physical and digital art. At its core, TRACE utilizes a secure, tamper-evident chip, physically attached to an artwork, paired with a digital certificate of authenticity on the blockchain as an NFT. This dual existence not only secures the provenance of physical artworks with unprecedented rigor but also enriches the art with a living digital narrative.


  1. Immutable Provenance: TRACE ensures the authenticity and history of artworks are preserved and transparent, addressing the art world's long-standing challenges around provenance and ownership.
  2. Dynamic Art Histories: Beyond static certification, TRACE records and updates the artwork's journey - sales, exhibitions, and alterations, allowing artists to add their narratives and authenticate them on-chain.
  3. Bridging Worlds: By integrating physical art with blockchain technology, TRACE creates a seamless experience for art collectors, whether they are seasoned crypto enthusiasts or newcomers to the digital art space.
  4. Empowering Creators: TRACE offers artists a novel platform to express and manage their creations, fostering a deeper connection between the artist, the artwork, and the collector.

As we venture into this integrated future with TRACE, ikigAI Labs XYZ is committed to redefining the art experience, ensuring authenticity, and fostering a community where technology and artistry coalesce to create unprecedented value and meaning. Our first step in this exciting journey is to collaborate with our partners at Transient Labs to identify the initial set of artworks for TRACE integration. This will set the stage for our inaugural TRACE-focused exhibition, a testament to our commitment to this transformative technology.

Imagine walking into the ikigAI art gallery, where the air is thick with inspiration. You're greeted by an awe-inspiring canvas, vibrant with colors that seem to dance in the light. This isn't just any artwork; it's a living story, a journey through time and space, made possible by T.R.A.C.E. - a groundbreaking technology that intertwines the physical art with its digital soul.

As you step closer, a creator beside the piece catches your eye. She's an avant-garde artist, known for her ability to blend traditional techniques with futuristic concepts. In her hand is a small, sophisticated chip - the heart of T.R.A.C.E. She attaches it to her latest masterpiece, a process as seamless as her brush strokes. This chip does more than just mark the artwork; it breathes life into its very essence.

This chip, a beacon of authenticity and history, is paired with a digital certificate on the blockchain, an NFT that represents more than ownership - it's a testament to the artwork's journey. Each sale, exhibition, and even the artist's personal stories are immutably recorded, creating a rich tapestry of its lineage.

Our artist smiles as she recounts the story behind her creation, a tale of inspiration drawn from the depths of the ocean's mysteries. With a few taps on her device, these anecdotes become part of the artwork's digital twin, forever etched in the blockchain.

As a collector in this gallery, you're not just buying a piece of art; you're acquiring a piece of history, a segment of the artist's soul. The digital twin NFT, a novel concept, allows you to own the physical artwork in a way that's never been possible before. Once you purchase the NFT, the physical piece becomes yours, its T.R.A.C.E. chip locking your ownership and its story together for eternity.

This is more than an art transaction; it's a fusion of creativity, technology, and trust. The public ledger of provenance that T.R.A.C.E. offers is a significant leap in the art world, where the journey of an artwork is as valuable as the artwork itself.

As ikigAI Labs XYZ, we're not just envisioning a future; we're actively crafting it. Over the next six months, we're expanding T.R.A.C.E. to empower creators and collectors alike. Our self-service tools will enable artists to create digital Certificates of Authenticity (dCOAs), order T.R.A.C.E. chips, and manage their artworks with unprecedented ease. Simultaneously, we're broadening our network, embracing galleries, auction houses, and museums into our ecosystem.

Our journey begins with a collaboration with Transient Labs, identifying the inaugural collection for our TRACE-focused exhibition. This is more than an IRL exhibition; it's the dawn of a new era in art, where the physical and digital realms converge, creating experiences that are as authentic as they are revolutionary.