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Why is ORIGYN unique ?

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How does it work ?

Leveraging established fingerprinting techniques
To uniquely identify a person, a minimum number of features must be matched. As the population grows, this required minimum also grows.

Establish Recognized Feature Types

Extract Features from an Image

Match Features from Two Images

Who is it for ?

01Luxury Brands
02Secondary Market-Makers
03Anyone

_Luxury Brands

Minting a digital twin of each luxury good at its birth, authenticity and ownership of a luxury item.

End consumers who own an older luxury product that has not yet been registered may return to a boutique, retailer, manufacturer to mint their watches.

_Secondary Market-Makers

Allowing Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) and Auction Houses to certify the authenticity of their products

End consumers who own an older luxury product that has not yet been registered may return to a boutique, retailer, manufacturer to mint their watches.

_Anyone

Allowing the brands’ customers, at any time, to prove the identity, authenticity and ownership of a luxury item.

End consumers who own an older luxury product that has not yet been registered may return to a boutique, retailer, manufacturer to mint their watches.

What do we resolve ?

The ultimate solution against luxury counterfeits
It is estimated that around 40,000,000 counterfeit watches are produced each year, contributing to significant undesirable ‘brand’ saturation.
Of these, around 1,600,000 ‘superfakes’ are produced per year, resulting in a loss of an estimated $224,000,000 in Primary Market sales.
New revenue opportunities

This additional connection between owners, buyers, manufacturers’ boutiques and other recognized channels will bring many new growth and revenue opportunities.

_Binding roles

Attaching an individual’s identity / biometrics (and cell) to a watch, while ...

Qualifying the recognized role an individual is authorized to fulfil, e.g., owner, owner’s authorized representative, selling agent, bequeathed party

New revenue opportunities

This additional connection between owners, buyers, manufacturers’ boutiques and other recognized channels will bring many new growth and revenue opportunities.

_Warranties

Warranty transfer, reinstating warranties

New revenue opportunities

This additional connection between owners, buyers, manufacturers’ boutiques and other recognized channels will bring many new growth and revenue opportunities.

_Theft registration & recovery

A pan-industry protocol facilitates watch theft registration and universal marketplace alerts.

This reduces incentive to steal watches and leads to greater theft recovery and a more profitable business.

New revenue opportunities

This additional connection between owners, buyers, manufacturers’ boutiques and other recognized channels will bring many new growth and revenue opportunities.

_Insurance

Offering insurance to watch owners with better watch identification, ownership notarization, theft registration and recovery services means theft rates drop, stolen watch resale values decline and insurance becomes more profitable.

New revenue opportunities

This additional connection between owners, buyers, manufacturers’ boutiques and other recognized channels will bring many new growth and revenue opportunities.

_Title pre-purchase

Irrefutable, notarized proof of pre-purchase of a watch not yet released, supports auctioning

Create excitement, kudos and competition

Share updates re. Manufacturing process / progress.

New revenue opportunities

This additional connection between owners, buyers, manufacturers’ boutiques and other recognized channels will bring many new growth and revenue opportunities.

_Bequeathal & heirlooming

“you never actually own a ...”

Notarizing gifting and inheritance

Supports trust administration

New revenue opportunities

This additional connection between owners, buyers, manufacturers’ boutiques and other recognized channels will bring many new growth and revenue opportunities.

_Heritage notarization

Immutable notarization of watch ownership by family bloodline, (inter-generational) life events, renowned past owners, brand ambassadors

Privacy controls allow owners to publish their portfolio, limit to trusted parties or sales agents, or keep private until stated life events occur

New revenue opportunities

This additional connection between owners, buyers, manufacturers’ boutiques and other recognized channels will bring many new growth and revenue opportunities.

_Watch servicing

With watch owners having bona fide reasons for more touch points with boutiques, instances of watch servicings will increase

New revenue opportunities

This additional connection between owners, buyers, manufacturers’ boutiques and other recognized channels will bring many new growth and revenue opportunities.

_Watch grading

Notarized condition by a qualified center

More recent gradings make watches more valuable

Why now ?

Timing is everything.

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Counterfeits are becoming more sophisticated and their impact upon exclusivity and brand integrity greater

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Current processes for authenticating luxury goods are outdated and vulnerable to fraud, relying instead upon proxies such as a bar code or microchip

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Three major technological advancements permit new possibilities

Decentralized infrastructure coming of age: Internet 1.0 (1995) to Blockchain (2009) to Internet Computer (2020) Mobile phone camera optics reaching new standards Advances in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning

Vincent is a Brand specialist within the luxury industry for +20 years. He recently turned utopia into reality – mixing mechanics and liquid within a wristwatch (HYT). He was CEO of HYT from its beginning until mid 2017 where he managed to raise +54M CHF during his CEO mission. Today, he is a shareholder and still active in key strategic topics.

Prior to HYT watches, Vincent held key management and marketing and positions in the watch industry, including Director of Communications at Audemars Piguet (1995-2000), Vice President at Swatch Group USA, CEO of Concord Watches (2006-2009) TechnoMarine Watches (2009 – 2011).

He also founded a company specializing in brand strategies for the most powerful and successful fashion and luxury brands in the world (Brand DNA Paris, Taipei, New York, Geneva)
Mike is a pioneer in the creation of pan-industry economies leveraging the Internet Computer Protocol (ICP). Most recently Mike was a founder at 55 Foundry, having led The Boston Consulting Group’s ‘Digital Ventures’ (BCGDV) business in Asia.

A decade earlier Mike co-founded Genos, the emotional intelligence company; before serving as CEO of the digital banking, telecoms and loyalty start up Student Edge. In the 90s Mike led global data architecture for Goldman Sachs Funds Management in New York. He also led commercial banking regionally for a top 20 global bank; large-scale enterprise network services for a top 20 telco; and is a TED-talker.
Gian is a Swiss entrepreneur renowned for having held diverse roles as a driving force in the fintech community.

He founded Bity.com in 2014 and joined DFINITY in 2016, sitting as a council member and overseeing the foundation’s administration.

In 2002, Gian founded Bochsler Finance & Associés, an independent Swiss-based financial boutique. Later, with the emergence of Bitcoins and blockchains, he founded the Archery fund, the first Luxembourg-based hedge fund specialized in digital assets.

Gian is also the founder and president of the Decentralized Entities Foundation (DEF), a Geneva-based non-profit foundation opened in 2019 to support the development of decentralized entities.

Who is behind ORIGYN?

Vincent Perriard

Founding Partner

Vincent is a Brand specialist within the luxury industry for +20 years. He recently turned utopia into reality..

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Mike Schwartz

Founding Partner

Mike is a pioneer in the creation of pan-industry economies leveraging the Internet Computer Protocol (ICP). Most recently..

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Gian Bochsler

Founding Partner

Gian is a Swiss entrepreneur renowned for having held diverse roles as a driving force in the fintech community. He founded Bity.com in 2014...

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