#Introduction to authentic digital assets
An authentic digital asset
, or "ADA"
for short, is any asset in digital format, such as images, photographs, PDF files, animated GIFs, songs, videos, movies, e-books, with an embedded digital barcode
and stored on a blockchain
The digital barcode provides a globally unique file identifier and copyright protection tool, while the blockchain platform forces hosted digital assets to remain immutable, irreplaceable, irrevocable and available for validation at any time of the day.
The creation of an authentic digital asset is driven by a set of innovative solutions featuring digital chip card technology
It is believed that the greatest value of an authentic digital asset lies in its irreplaceability, traceability and uniqueness.
When a digital work is distributed through online sales and streaming platforms, the version presented to the audience is often different from the original version created by the author.
It affects file dimensions, format, audio richness, bitrate, color, printing, etc. and reduces the overall quality of the published file.
Consequently, it devalues authenticity and spoils the image of irreplaceability.
#Different approaches to what an ADA represents or what it refers to
An ADA can refer to a digital box of curiosities (e.g. an unpublished series of photographs, premium pieces of music, etc.), but not necessarily.
There certainly must be proof of the authenticity and inalterability of an ADA.
An ADA is commonly said to represent data stored on a blockchain, which is a decentralized database, publicly shared and synchronized among the nodes of a computer network, and operates without the need for a central authority.
Blockchain ensures that the data stored in it is virtually immutable and properly verified.
In fact, it would be best if all the information needed for proper verification were embedded directly into the digital medium that represents the ADA.
Authentication of a digital asset should be enabled independently of external sources and therefore all data must be contained and accessible at all times within the ADA itself.
Regardless of how secure it is, the blockchain is an externally controlled network and is not controlled by the original owner of the ADA.
In the event of any problem with the blockchain, the integrity of ADAs would be irreparably compromised, which we must not allow to happen.
#Requirements to be met for creating and minting an ADA
It is possible to trace an ADA on its way from the creator to the customer by validating the transaction on the blockchain, which is achieved by directly extracting the information embedded in the ADA itself.
It should be noted that ownership of an ADA does not inherently confer copyright or intellectual property rights on the digital asset that the ADA is claimed to represent.
An appropriate license to use, copy, distribute or display the items being sold or traded must therefore be associated with each ADA entering the market.
When it comes to creating/minting an ADA, it is required that the final product be identical to the author's work as it came out of the workshop, with the addition of embedded information necessary for its veridical identification.
An authentic digital asset is not a virtual certificate of ownership of a digital object, but real digital art and an expression of the will and intentions of creative artists, who invest their knowledge, talent and money so that their works are finally valued accordingly.