WISe.Art, and the Global Market of Artification (GMA) Advances the Digitalization of the Italian Renaissance Art Collection, Announcing an Exclusive Pre-Registration Event in Florence

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FLORENCE, ITALY — Building upon the successful announcement at Davos earlier this year, WISeKey International Holding Ltd** (“WISeKey”) (SIX: WIHN, NASDAQ: WKEY), a forefront leader in cybersecurity, digital identity, and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, is excited to announce the next phase of its groundbreaking initiative to digitalize over $500 million worth of Italian Renaissance Art. An exclusive event set for July 14 in Florence will mark the launch of the pre-registration phase, featuring a remarkable presentation of Renaissance digital art by the renowned artist Pedro Sandoval.

This initiative is a collaboration between WISeKey’s subsidiary, WISe.Art, and the Global Market of Artification (GMA), targeting the digitalization of masterpieces by Caravaggio, Beato Angelico, Tiziano, Tintoretto, Rubens, Rembrandt, Verocchio, and Raffaello di Sanzio. By transforming these timeless treasures into digital form, the project aims to extend the reach of Italian artistic heritage globally, making it accessible beyond the confines of museums and private collections.

Revolutionizing Art and Investment with the Renaissance Coin

A cornerstone of this initiative is the introduction of the Renaissance Coin, a pioneering development in the art investment sphere. These Artistic Security Tokens, differing fundamentally from Bitcoins and NFTs, operate within a regulated framework, offering a secure and legally compliant option for art investors. The tokens represent a unique convergence of physical artworks and their digital counterparts, honoring the essence of these masterpieces while providing an innovative investment opportunity.

Technological Innovation and Security at the Heart

At the core of this endeavor is the WISe.ART platform, which employs cutting-edge blockchain technology, including NFTs on the Hedera blockchain, to create a secure, efficient, and transparent marketplace for trading luxury collectibles and artworks. The platform thoughtfully balances the need for Know Your Customer (KYC) regulations with the desire for user anonymity, facilitated by the TrustECoin token set to launch in May, enabling discreet yet compliant NFT trading.

With over two decades of experience in security and object authentication, WISeKey ensures the utmost security and authenticity for artworks and their digital versions, minimizing the risk of digital counterfeiting. Strategic partnerships, including those with Hedera and GMA, underscore WISeKey’s unique position in the market, enhancing its capabilities in crypto expertise and innovative data offerings.

About GMA:

The Global Market of Artification (GMA) is at the forefront of NFT services, offering a distinctive tokenization experience that allows for a new form of investment in renowned artworks. The platform facilitates the creation of NFTs that represent the digital rights of artworks, with all transactions managed on the Ethereum Blockchain.

About WISeKey:

WISeKey International Holding Ltd is a Swiss-based leader in cybersecurity, digital identity, and IoT solutions. Operating through its subsidiaries, WISeKey covers various technology sectors, including semiconductors, PKI, secure satellite communication, and blockchain NFTs. WISeKey’s technologies secure the digital identity ecosystems for both individuals and objects, playing a crucial role in securing the Internet of Everything.

For more information on WISeKey’s strategic initiatives and its subsidiaries, please visit [www.wisekey.com](http://www.wisekey.com).

About WISe.ART:

The WISe.ART platform leverages WISeKey’s extensive cybersecurity expertise, digital identity technology, and the power of blockchain to offer a distinctive marketplace for NFTs. Connecting artists, buyers, and collectors, the platform ensures the provenance and authenticity of digital artworks, fostering a secure and trusted trading environment.