NFT company Origyn boasts Paris Hilton and Bill Ackman as backers

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Paris Hilton and billionaire hedge-fund investor Bill Ackman are backing a year-old agency that’s targeted on NFT expertise.

Swiss-based Origyn calls itself a “nonprofit dedicated to identifying, authenticating and unlocking the powers of ownership for objects of value.” It added that it makes use of a “unique NFT approach,” referring to so-called non-fungible tokens, or distinctive digital belongings.

On Tuesday, Origyn mentioned it raised $20 million from traders together with Bill Ackman’s Table Management and Hilton Hotels heiress Paris Hilton in a funding spherical that values Origyn at $300 million.

Origyn’s NFT expertise “digitally certifies the authenticity of objects of value using their own biometry,” in line with a company press release. The tech can be utilized for buying and selling artwork, collectibles, digital media and luxurious items, the company mentioned.

“ORIGYN is trying to achieve—using technology to solve for identity, authenticity and proof of ownership,” Daniel Haudenschild, CEO of ORIGYN Entreprise mentioned.

The Swiss-based company introduced it raised $20 million from traders.

The $20 million raised “will be used to fund ongoing R&D and onboard the foundation’s growing list of industry partners to the ecosystem,” the company added.

Origyn additionally plans to launch a publicly traded token, OGY, within the first half of 2022.

A spokesman for Ackman declined to remark. Representatives for Hilton didn’t instantly reply to request for remark.

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HIlton, who just lately wed, joined an investor in NFT company Origyn.
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Origyn was launched in October 2020 — simply months earlier than NFTs turned an investing fad. After an NFT from artist “Beeple” scored $69 million in March, a slew of NFTs have offered for eye-popping costs, together with Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey’s first tweet, which went for $3 million later that month.

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