InfiniteWorld’s NFT Grade is one of the first platforms to issue condition reports on NFTs that includes energy consumption across blockchain networks.
MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NFT Grade, an application for generating condition reports for NFTs with the level of detail akin to those in traditional art markets, launches today. A co-creation by NFT infrastructure company InfiniteWorld, which announced entry into an business combination agreement with Aries I Corporation (Nasdaq: RAM) in December 2021, and artist Sean Shim-Boyle, NFT Grade brings a new level of trust and confidence to Web3 by providing unparalleled data and insights into NFTs, including energy consumption in Co2—an increasingly important component for users to incorporate in evaluating the carbon footprint of NFTs. Distinguishing itself from other platforms that offer condition reports, NFT Grade can be leveraged to evaluate NFTs across the Ethereum, Hedera, and Polygon blockchain networks.
Yonathan Lapchik, Co-Founder of InfiniteWorld, said “The high level of detail offered by InfiniteWorld’s NFT Grade product gives collectors the ability to accurately assess the real value of any given NFT, providing much needed trust and assessment tools to the NFT community.”
The model is heavily inspired by the tools already used by artists, curators, conservators, insurance companies, appraisers, and museum professionals to keep track of the changing physical condition of real world assets. NFT Grade delivers information on an asset’s smart contract code and storage platforms, breaking down technical topics and details in an easy-to-digest fashion. Introducing these tools to the NFT space brings a much needed foundation of trust to the industry and will help educate those interested in digital assets to understand the real value of NFTs prior to making a purchase.
“While there is enormous potential for NFTs to serve the best interests of artists, artist estates, foundations, museums, galleries, and auction houses among others—tools to validate acts of integrity from artifice and to distinguish the work of con-men from the sincere are needed,” said artist and NFT Grade co-creator Sean Shim-Boyle.
Wes Geisenberger, VP of Sustainability & ESG at The HBAR Foundation, has articulated, “The synthesis of NFTs and traditional art will only be possible with the advent of authentication technology like NFT Grade; we are very pleased NFT Grade is able to fill a critical role in our ecosystem as a trusted validation tool that institutions require. This is the first use case of the open source Guardian for capturing the artists’ process digitally. Through this process we can ensure authenticity as art is shared in physical and digital formats and provide new monetization opportunities for artists. There is a huge financial opportunity around proving provenance of art pieces to make sure that the quality of pieces of artwork are upheld.”
For more information on NFT Grade visit: NFTGrade.com
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InfiniteWorld, part of the SUKU Ecosystem, is an NFT and Metaverse infrastructure company that enables brands and creators to create, monetize, and drive consumer engagement with digital content, and is poised to become a publicly traded company through a business combination with Aries I Acquisition Corporation (Nasdaq: RAM), a special purpose acquisition company. InfiniteWorld has been highly sought after by brands and creators for its ability to create programs around NFTs and other digital assets that offer high level experiences and engagement for their consumers and communities.
About Aries I Acquisition Corporation
Aries I Acquisition Corporation (NASDAQ: RAM) was founded by its Chairman, Thane Ritchie. Aries is a special purpose acquisition company whose business purpose is to effect a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses.
On December 13, 2021, Aries and InfiniteWorld announced that they had entered into a definitive business combination agreement. Closing of the business combination is subject to customary closing conditions including the approval of the shareholders of Aries.
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This press release is not a proxy statement or solicitation of a proxy, consent or authorization with respect to any securities or in respect of the potential transaction and does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities of Aries or InfiniteWorld, nor shall there be any sale of any such securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such state or jurisdiction. No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of the Securities Act.
Important Additional Information Regarding the Transaction Will Be Filed With the SEC
In connection with the proposed business combination, Aries intends to file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) a registration statement on Form S-4 containing a preliminary proxy statement and a preliminary prospectus of Aries, and after the registration statement is declared effective, Aries will mail a definitive proxy statement/prospectus relating to the proposed business combination to its shareholders and InfiniteWorld’s shareholders. This press release does not contain all the information that should be considered concerning the proposed business combination and is not intended to form the basis of any investment decision or any other decision in respect of the business combination. Aries’s shareholders and other interested persons are advised to read, when available, the preliminary proxy statement/prospectus and the amendments thereto and the definitive proxy statement/prospectus and other documents filed in connection with the proposed business combination, as these materials will contain important information about InfiniteWorld, Aries and the proposed business combination. When available, the definitive proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant materials for the proposed business combination will be mailed to shareholders of Aries as of a record date to be established for voting on the proposed business combination. Such shareholders will also be able to obtain copies of the preliminary proxy statement/prospectus, the definitive proxy statement/prospectus and other documents filed with the SEC, without charge, once available, at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov, or by directing a request to Aries I Acquisition Corporation, 23 Lime Tree Bay, P.O. Box 1569 Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands.
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Aries and InfiniteWorld and their respective directors, executive officers, other members of management, and employees, under SEC rules, may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies of Aries’ shareholders in connection with the proposed transaction. Information regarding the persons who may, under SEC rules, be deemed participants in the solicitation of Aries’ shareholders in connection with the proposed business combination will be set forth in Aries’ registration statement on Form S-4, including a proxy statement/prospectus, when it is filed with the SEC. Investors and security holders may obtain more detailed information regarding the names and interests in the proposed transaction of Aries’ directors and officers in Aries’ filings with the SEC and such information will also be in the Registration Statement to be filed with the SEC by Aries, which will include the proxy statement/prospectus of Aries for the proposed transaction.
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This press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Aries’ and InfiniteWorld’s actual results may differ from their expectations, estimates, and projections and, consequently, you should not rely on these forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. Words such as “expect,” “estimate,” “project,” “budget,” “forecast,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “may,” “will,” “could,” “should,” “believes,” “predicts,” “potential,” “continue,” and similar expressions (or the negative versions of such words or expressions) are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include, without limitation, the satisfaction of the closing conditions to the proposed business combination, and the timing of the completion of the proposed business combination. These forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. Most of these factors are outside Aries’s and InfiniteWorld’s control and are difficult to predict. Factors that may cause such differences include, but are not limited to: (1) the occurrence of any event, change, or other circumstances that could give rise to the termination of the definitive business combination agreement (the “Agreement”); (2) the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against Aries and InfiniteWorld following the announcement of the Agreement and the transactions contemplated therein; (3) the inability to complete the proposed business combination, including due to failure to obtain approval of the shareholders of Aries and InfiniteWorld, certain regulatory approvals, or satisfy other conditions to closing in the Agreement; (4) the occurrence of any event, change, or other circumstance that could give rise to the termination of the Agreement or could otherwise cause the transaction to fail to close; (5) the impact of COVID-19 on InfiniteWorld’s business and/or the ability of the parties to complete the proposed business combination; (6) the risk that the proposed business combination disrupts current plans and operations as a result of the announcement and consummation of the proposed business combination; (7) costs related to the proposed business combination; (8) changes in applicable laws or regulations; (9) the possibility that InfiniteWorld or Aries may be adversely affected by other economic, business, and/or competitive factors; and (10) other risks and uncertainties indicated from time to time in the final prospectus of Aries for its initial public offering, including those under “Risk Factors” therein, and in Aries’ other filings with the SEC. Aries cautions that the foregoing list of factors is not exclusive. Aries cautions readers not to place undue reliance upon any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. Aries does not undertake or accept any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect any change in its expectations or any change in events, conditions, or circumstances on which any such statement is based.
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