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THE INTERNET AND THE ARTS ARE BEING REINVENTED

BY JEFF CROSS, DRAGON GATEWAY

PHOTO BY DEBORA OLALLA

The first version of the internet democratised information. It was a place where users around the world could go to websites and read the latest news or lookup information, but it was read-only. The second version democratised publishing. Now it has become possible to read and write. The internet is more interactive, with social media truly connecting the world in a way never seen before. People can now post music to the world without a record label, videos without a TV contract, and articles without a newspaper, but you are still guests in the houses of the big tech companies that monetise your data and can “deplatform” you anytime. And now, the third version - Web3 -is democratising ownership and reinventing internet services in a way that they can be owned and operated by communities and creators instead of companies. As we live a growing portion of our lives online, we see the arts, fashion, and sports industries crossing into the digital Web3 realms as well with the recent invention of Non- Fungible Tokens, or NFTs. NFTs can simply be thought of as a certificate of authenticity. Rather than a paper certificate issued by a 3rd party that would sit in a file cabinet, these digital certificates are issued and stored in a secure online public ledger. While the concept of digital certificates of authenticity may seem simple, this is the first time in the history of internet that they have been able to exist outside the control of a third party and in a way that can prove who the issuer is. This is one of the reasons for the tremendous hype and media attention in the industry recently. All artists can now sell digital “originals” to collectors who can prove their authenticity.


The UK Parliamentary Society is proud to announce the launch of a Virtual Art Gallery with the purpose of promoting English art and culture in the digital era as well as facilitating the transition of art creators from traditional channels to the new world of Web3, digital art and collectibles, and metaverses. This transition is facilitated by our trusted partners - Dragon Gateway.


Dragon Gateway is an International Advisory Consortium providing a vast variety of solutions for exponential growth and digital transformation for businesses and countries, ushering them into the fourth industrial revolution. Dragon Gateway is enabling private and public companies, as well as government entities, to create, expand, and optimise blockchain and web3 projects to address the fast pace of changing industry trends. Through their technology partners - NFTICALLY -Dragon Gateway is providing artists with a fully customisable gallery for showcasing their digital art. The NFTICALLY platform has successfully launched thousands of galleries with over 15,000 digital artworks and is the perfect infrastructure for this project due to its robust functionality and highly competent development teams.


Our Virtual Gallery can be accessed on HERE. We will be delighted to see you there.


Dragon Gateway is an International Advisor y Consor tium providing a vast variety of solutions for exponential growth and digital transformation for businesses and countries, ushering them into the fourth industrial revolution. Dragon Gateway is enabling private and public companies, as well as government entities, to create, expand, and optimise blockchain and web3 projects to address the fast pace of changing industry trends.” JEFF CROSS ALIGNING IDEAS, PEOPLE, AND CAPITAL DRAGONGATEWAY