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Global Digital Assets, a leading blockchain focused capital markets firm in North America, and Markchain, a leading blockchain advisory & marketing firm in France, have announced a partnership to collaborate on capital syndication and distribution for digital asset offerings through mutual portfolio and investor networks. The partnership between the two firms brings together complementary networks and geographic synergies in an attempt to provide disruptive blockchain technology companies with broader access to North American and European capital markets.

Global Digital Assets was founded last year as a joint venture between MLG Blockchain and Secure Digital Markets, to amalgamate two of the leading blockchain firms in Canada and streamline their operations to provide additional value and added services to the clients of both companies. GDA works with companies looking to access capital through blockchain markets through issuing digital assets and building blockchain ecosystems or public markets through mergers and acquisitions and bridges the gap for hedge funds and institutional investors to access top quality blockchain investment opportunities. 

Markchain provides innovative marketing solutions for early-stage blockchain projects (including IEOs, ICOs, and STOs) all the way to established cryptocurrencies and blockchain events. The core services include bringing projects to market, community management, communications, investment strategy, and high-level consulting services. By offering clients a high level of availability and bringing in years of consulting and a high degree of expertise in the blockchain space, Markchain has been able to stand out and offer their clients superior service. As a result, Markchain has a 100% customer satisfaction rate. 

CEO of Markchain, Quentin Herbrecht commented on the partnership by saying: “We are also very excited to start our collaboration with Global Digital Assets. This will allow our customers to reach the North American capital markets more easily with local experts such as Michael Gord and the entire team at GDA. On our side, we are now fortunate to be able to introduce North American based projects to our investor networks in Europe and specifically, France”.

The partnership provides more international geographical coverage to both firms. GDA’s global headquarters are in Toronto and NYC which is complementary to Markchain, whose global headquarters are located in Rennes, France. Both firms will now be able to access more global information, dealflow and successful project implementations from their combined business development efforts around the world.  

“We are excited to partner with Quentin and the Markchain team who are leaders in the blockchain ecosystem in Europe to provide our clients with wider exposure for digital asset offerings. Quentin has a great track record of bringing innovative projects to market that we are excited to introduce in North America”, said Michael Gord, CEO of Global Digital Assets. 

Global Digital Assets

Global Digital Assets (GDA Capital) is a global blockchain & digital assets focused merchant bank based in Toronto & New York City. GDA offers a full-suite of services spanning from ventures and capital to markets and liquidity in order to provide end-to-end solutions to disruptive and cutting-edge blockchain projects. 

Global Digital Assets and its experienced management team has experience that spans the entire blockchain industry. This includes venture capital, capital markets, trading, blockchain technology, token development and issuance. The team has played a significant role in taking dozens of tokens to market for clients around the world; having led million dollar marketing and activation campaigns, and completing over three billion dollars of private placement and OTC transactions. GDA’s work with a variety of firms ranging from family offices and HNWI, Fortune 100 enterprises, startups and global governments looking to accelerate their countries adoption of the blockchain.

Markchain

As a premier firm based in France, Markchain focuses on providing expert consulting services to a range of blockchain companies who are in need of funding and growth. This fits closely with GDA’s service offerings and the crossover will help them assist each other in giving their clients more coverage.

CEO Quentin Herbrecht founded Markchain in late 2019 and has been consulting in the blockchain sector for much longer than that. A passion for new technologies is what guided Herbrecht’s to the world of cryptocurrencies. Last year, Forbes interviewed the French native about his ICO advisory work success during a bear market and mentioned him as the best ICO advisor in France. At only 24 years old, his career is remarkable. He is an independent Blockchain Expert and evaluator for the European Commission, professor of fintech/ Blockchain in business school and regularly appear in summit or in the media to discuss about his favourite subject, blockchain and cryptocurrencies.

ArtValue Artificial Intelligence (AVAI) and Global Digital Assets (GDA) have reached an agreement to further deepen their strategic relationship in the build out and distribution of an AI driven art pricing, assessment and market sentiment platform. Positioning itself as an Art Data company, it is the goal of ArtValue to deliver Real Time Analytics (RTV) in order for art to be managed similar to mainstream asset classes.The two companies are pursuing several opportunities and products for art investors through the AVAI technology, including custom dashboards and a database of artwork value profiles.

The partnership consists of Global Digital Assets participating in an advisory and distribution capacity to help ArtValue build the required features to their valuation products to be useful across their network of art investors. ArtValue also has plans to be the valuation layer for payments of art assets that are stored on the blockchain, which ties closely with the focus from Global Digital Assets of putting assets onchain and making them transactable. Through the partnership, the two firms strengthen their market leading position for digital assets of art.

AVAI, which has been operating since 2016, has developed proprietary technology that is patent pending using the latest AI algorithms, big data and the semantic web and currently provides price assessment and correlations based on a database of over 2 million artworks including all blue chip artworks. The platform also provides search information on returns of select artists including price movements and forecasts, public auction sales data of similar works and many other factors that impact the value of specific paintings. The primary mission is to provide transparency to those who invest in art. 

“ArtValue Artificial Intelligence is market leading software for art valuations that we can use to determine real time pricing of artworks to enable the transactability of digital assets stored on the blockchain that is supported by blue chip artworks.”, said Global Digital Assets CEO, Michael Gord. “We are happy to be working with their team of innovators and to use their software to ultimately increase the demand for and potential profitability of art investments by increasing their liquidity.” 

AVAI users will be able to identity answers to questions that were traditionally difficult to verify such as what attributes of the artwork can impact the value, the relationship of the artwork to similar works that have been sold recently, the price trends for each attribute, the expected appreciation or depreciation rate of the artist, the size of the global collector base of each artist, the demand for each work from the community and the expected volatility of the artwork, among other relevant indicators. The AVAI community will be able to make educated decisions based on this compiled data to identify artists and artworks that meet their investment objectives based on their risk profiles.

“This partnership opens up tremendous growth opportunities for the family of products in the ArtValue portfolio. The teams at Global Digital Assets offer significant access to art investment networks that will prove invaluable to the expansion of our business.” said Brian McConville, co-founder and CEO of ArtValue. “I’m excited to be partnering with their market leading firm and working together to execute on our mutual goal of making art transactable and more liquid.”

Global Digital Assets

Global Digital Assets (GDA) is a global blockchain & digital assets focused merchant bank based in Toronto & New York City. GDA offers a full-suite of services spanning from ventures and capital to markets and liquidity in order to provide end-to-end solutions to disruptive and cutting-edge blockchain projects. 

Global Digital Assets and its experienced management team has experience that spans the entire blockchain industry. This includes venture capital, capital markets, trading, blockchain technology, token development and issuance. Our team has played a significant role in taking dozens of tokens to market for clients around the world; having led million dollar marketing and activation campaigns, and completing over three billion dollars of private placement or OTC transactions. We have worked with a variety of firms ranging from family offices and HNWI, Fortune 100 enterprises, startups and global governments looking to accelerate their countries adoption of the blockchain.

ArtValue

AVAI is a product of Art2Score Inc. A2S Inc is a high tech, data driven, financial and information company designed to solve problems in art investing. It is a privately held company headquartered in New York City. AVAI provides tools such as art asset analytics to investors and financial companies using APIs and dashboards for art investing. 

AVAI’s engineering team has many years of AI experience starting technology companies with backgrounds in NLP and deep learning, including proprietary algorithms and approach. Based on our hands-on AI development experience, we’ve designed the world’s first AI engine to value fine art as an investment asset. Our business mission is to help turn an art collection into art investing.