Saisho is an online marketplace where prices are governed by transparent and objective market criteria,
giving the buyers the chance to acquire original artworks with a clear understanding of its value
and facilitating access for every artist to the market under equal conditions.
Despite its relevance in the global economy, the art market is characterized by its exclusivity,
lack of liquidity, price manipulation, secrecy and lack of transparency. Saisho seizes the opportunity
to create an organized, decentralized, liquid and stable market ecosystem to connect artists,
collectors and patrons to change the way in which they sponsor, create and monetize the great
artworks of the future.
Though our marketplace could work without using blockchain at all, we thought, why stop there? Blockchain
gives us the opportunity to democratize the art patronage by using two different tokens. Blockchain
is the only technology that can allow everybody in the world to invest directly in promising
artists and monetize their careers in a transparent, fair, regulated and liquid ecosystem. Our
goal is to give the possibility to the best artists on the planet to dedicate themselves full
time to create new works. It also helps to improve transparency, ownership, copyright and artwork
The art market works as if we were in the renaissance, four centuries ago. The art market is characterized
by its exclusivity, lack of liquidity, price manipulation, secrecy and lack of transparency.
Technology is increasingly important in the art market evolution, but current solutions are still
unable to actually disrupt it. They fail to provide transparency in price setting, their regulation
and, of course, when allowing great artists to produce high quality artworks.
To buy artworks in Saisho is dead simple. You just signup, browse our marketplace and just buy what
you want. You’ll then receive your artwork at your home, perfectly packaged and ready to be placed
wherever you want.
To become a cryptopatron is very simple too:
a. Buy Saisho Tokens.
b. Vote for your preferred artists.
c. Invest in your chosen artist.
d. Receive profits, artworks and/or services from the artist.
Our marketplace has been in beta in the spanish market since december ’17. There are more than 200
artworks in it of 20 artists and for this year there are going to be more than 6.000 artworks.
Our blockchain based features are already under development.
If we have to mention just one difference, that would be that we are the only online marketplace
that sets prices using a fair and transparent market algorithm, based on supply and demand. But
there is room for more. We offer an original certificate art, we offer the possibility to resell
your artworks in the same marketplace, we have artworks securitization (blockchain based), we
offer artist patronage through our tokens, and a lot more.
Ok, this sounds good but, why are you capable of developing this project?
Good question! One thing that makes us proud is that we could assemble an AAA team to materialize
this project. We have a multidisciplinary and highly experienced team to be able to cover each
angle we should care about. Also, we are partnering with great companies in the legal and technology
side, as well as supported by a venture capital firm, so you are well backed as a Saisho user
and investor. You can check the core
We are already operating in Spain and we will be the next year in UK, USA, Hong Kong and many others.
You can check our entire roadmap and expansion plan in our whitepaper. Regarding the amount raised,
We plan to use a big part of what we will raise in our STO to include more artists in more countries.
here to download it.
How long will it take to develop the Saisho ecosystem?
The Saisho marketplace and the crypto-patronage feature are already in beta and they will be fully
operational in the second quarter of 2019.
How can an artist become part of Saisho artist pool?
Our artists must contact us and pass an application process. Our expert artist committee will evaluate
them. Then they will have to accept our conditions, where the main one is to be compromised to
produce X number of artworks exclusively for you as a Saisho user.
What are some artists already selling at Saisho?
The Saisho token and the Artist Token are both considered securities. We want full regulation compliance
and to play by the rules to offer you as much transparency and peace of mind as possible. That’s
one of our core values, for our service and all of our experience.
You can buy STs in our STO and it will have to main purposes: To vote (1 ST – 1 vote) for the artists
that you think they have to be open to be invested in. To exchange them for AT (1 ST – 1 AT).
After the polling is over, the most voted artists will be selected and then you’ll be able to
exchange your ST for your desired AT of each artist. Those would give you the right to perceive
the correspondent dividends each year based on their performance on the Saisho market (see all
the details in our whitepaper clicking
here). Both of them will be exchangeables in third party exchanges.
An art collector will find in Saisho a fair and transparent marketplace filled with high quality
artworks, curated by a committee of art experts where she can buy and sell his chosen pieces.
She also can see the performance of the artists she has purchased of to see exactly which is
her artworks value. Our business model helps to create a community of collectors and turn them
into investors with the rationale we explain in the next question.
Art has worked historically as an investment for quite a long time. With Saisho, you can evaluate
the performance of any of our artists, and forecast its future with their ups and downs. You’ll
always have their price per cm2 updated in real time. Art collecting in Saisho is an investment
thanks to its reselling model. Each piece of art acquired in Saisho can be resold at the artist’s
updated market quotation of the moment. Also, Saisho shows all
the necessary information for any client to take a fully informed decision on any possible new
acquisition. From the evolution of the artist value and their paintings to their positioning
and activity in social networks, the career of the artist is shown so that their future evolution
could be estimated.
Our STO will allow to any art patron in the world to directly invest and participate in the career
profits of a selection of artists operating in Saisho.
Given that Saisho is governed by a system of prices per artist, whose evolution only depends on the
number of artworks sold by an artist, this allows predicting the potential returns that the artist
may have in the coming years in different scenarios of the number of artworks sold and, therefore,
allows to evaluate today the discounted present value of said yields obtained by the artist before
said different scenarios of artworks sold.
Therefore, a definite and truthful value can be given to an artist based on the returns that this
generates in the following X years, following the same financial rules of valuation by discounted
cash flows that govern the fundamental valuations of listed companies currently. Thereby, it
is simple to quantify, under a certain hypothesis of the number of expected future artworks sales
of an artist, how much it would be worth to "acquire" the 100%, 50% or 20% of the rights over
the economic returns generated by that artist in S in a defined period.
The Saisho STO investors will know with what expected return (IRR) they would get investing in an
artist in the SI platform, under a base case hypothesis of the number of the artist’s future
You have three main ways: One, directly using them to patronize our artists and receive an annual
profit (30%) from the rights you acquired of their performance in our marketplace during the
six next year. As we explained in the upper question, you can quantify in advance your returns
under different scenarios. Once you buy your tokens, both the Saisho Tokens and the Artist Tokens,
you’ll be able to exchange them against fiat or crypto currencies. First, you’ll be able to do
it in our own exchange. Then, you’ll be able to do it on third party exchanges, as you can do
with Bitcoin or Ether. The third way is to exchange your Artist Tokens for other artworks in
the Saisho marketplace of that artist, for custom artworks, masterclasses or other services provided
by the artists you invested in.
How are you going to use the funds raised in the STO?
Depending on the funds raised through the distribution of ST, the funds allocation will vary and
will allow Saisho to further develop the platform and enter in new geographic markets. You have
all the details in our whitepaper, that you can download clicking