The digital collectibles space is booming. In the last year alone, trading volumes for non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have multiplied more than 100-fold, while the number of recognized brands launching NFT-based products has skyrocketed by a similar degree.
Indeed, Coca-Cola, Taco Bell, the NBA, Dolce & Gabbana, Pizza Hut, and dozens of other household names are either experimenting with the technology or have already launched their own NFTs, which are being snapped up by their fan bases.
Until now, these brands have lacked a reliable solutions provider. Relegated to either using subpar copy and paste solutions for their NFT experiences or investing heavily in proprietary infrastructure, they have faced delays and potentially high costs.
Epix Industries presents an attractive solution for brands looking to build their presence in the blockchain space with solutions, tools, and multiverses for the future of the professional NFT industry.
About Epix Industries
Epix Industries (formerly Pixeos) is on a mission to make physical collectibles and digital art more accessible through a unique range of products and premium NFT collections. To this end, the company is implementing the latest blockchain technologies and working with top brands, creators, and artists to deliver iconic NFT collections and unique digital experiences.
Epix Industries is using the unique properties of blockchain technology to address some of the major challenges facing the art and collectibles industry today, such as counterfeiting, IP infringement, and provenance. By leveraging the next-generation Flow blockchain, they can minimize transaction fees and facilitate near instant value transfers while also remaining environmentally friendly.
The platform aims to deliver a one-stop solution to brands and professional artists, providing a range of proprietary tools they can use to easily create powerful experiences that grow their digital identity and fan base. This includes a variety of games, marketplaces, and applications that can be leveraged by the showbiz, pop culture, and entertainment industries to build gamified and highly interactive collections and experiences for their audiences.
Some of the projects already using technology from Epix Industries include Enemy Metal (an NFT collectibles game), Neuno (fashion NFT wearables), and Epix (a premium platform that brands and artists can use to launch exclusive collections).
Epix has been in development since 2018 and has recently begun launching exclusive NFT collections, including the Hip Hop Icons collection featuring works from renowned artist and former art director Mike Thompson. The collection includes a variety of NFT artworks depicting popular hip hop stars, which come in three rarity tiers: common, rare, and legendary.
The Epix Hip Hip Icons collection is set to become the first-ever NFT card pack launched on the Flow blockchain.
All marketplaces built by using Epix’ technologies benefit from a powerful feature set that includes counterfeit protection, a secure payment gateway, full transparency and auditability, gamification tools, and borderless trading features. Taken together, these features help brands, IPs, and innovators confidently launch an NFT marketplace that is just as intuitive and robust as mainstream e-commerce websites.
Team and advisors
With more than 20 years of experience working in the digital art and collectibles market, the team behind Epix Industries has the credentials needed to deliver powerful solutions to brands.
The Epix Industries team hails from all over the globe and is composed of 30+ in-house multi-disciplinary, talented professionals and experts in a range of fields, including design, 3D, AR, AI, solution architecture, infrastructure architectures, backend and frontend development, business development, product development, and marketing.
The platform was co-founded by Fred Nogueira, Mario Silva, and Christina Akopova—each of whom brings a unique set of skills and experience to the table.
Fred Nogueira is the company’s CEO and an entrepreneur of more than 15 years. In this time, he has worked on multiple projects with a strong focus on design, branding, marketing, user acquisition, and user retention. He is an expert in using blockchain technology to verify and authenticate the provenance of art. Since 2018, he has been actively developing solutions for authenticating digital and physical art using blockchain.
CTO Mario Silva is a full-stack engineer and highly skilled solutions architect with over a decade of experience in developing solutions for a diverse range of problems. He is experienced in areas such as consulting, insurance, DevOps, and blockchain. Silva and his team is skilled in a vast array of programming languages and development environments, including CADENCE, the dev environment on the Flow blockchain.
Epix Industries’ CBDO Christina Akopova has a Master’s degree in International Relations. In addition, she has 10 years of experience in business development and sales in different corners of the IT industry, ranging from computer hardware giant HP to the biggest blockchain media outlet—Cointelegraph.
Jack Limberis recently joined Epix Industries as the founder of Enemy Metal, an adventure in space powered by blockchain and NFT technology. With a background in animation and motion graphics, Limberis finally found his passion in game development. After discovering blockchain and NFT technology in 2017, he immediately recognized its implications for the gaming industry and has been dedicated to building player-driven game economies with NFT capabilities ever since.
Epix Industries is joined by several prominent advisors, including our own crypto accelerator (Republic Crypto LLC dba Republic Crypto Advisory) and Nathan van den Bosch, the founder and CEO of Consensus Group Australia, a blockchain and behavioral economics consulting company.
How does Epix Industries work?
As a pioneering technology provider primarily building on the Flow blockchain, Epix Industries creates a powerful bespoke experience for firms looking to deliver NFT-based collectibles and trading services to their users.
One of its primary innovations is its Phygital technology, which combines the immutability of blockchain provenance with wireless connectivity solutions in the form of NFC tags. This enables companies building under its umbrella to securely and easily link artwork, merchandise, and other physical assets to the blockchain as non-fungible tokens. Firms can easily register their goods on the blockchain and guarantee their provenance and authenticity while boosting their liquidity through an easily transferred and tradeable cryptographic token.
Epix Technologies provides solutions that help partner firms either create novel NFT-based experiences that draw on their unique characteristics, or simply use its technology to create certificates of provenance and ownership that can be easily, transparently, and securely transferred over the blockchain — helping to seamlessly blend the physical and digital collectibles industries.
The platform leverages best-in-class infrastructure and technologies to provide a hassle-free experience to both partners and their end-users. As an AWS-activated startup, Epix Technologies benefits from industry-leading storage, cloud computing capabilities, and security, ensuring user-friendly, seamless access to the next generation of NFT-based products and services. Epix Technologies’ eventual goal is to make operating and using NFT-enabled marketplaces as simple and accessible as using any of today’s top-performing e-commerce platforms.
In line with this, Epix Industries marketplaces are designed to support heavy transaction loads (both in terms of fiat and crypto) and user load, without experiencing any slow down. This is one of the benefits of building on the Flow blockchain, which is currently capable of sustaining several hundred transactions per second, with more room to grow.
From a business perspective, Epix Industries functions as a multiverse and ecosystem development company. It operates in different industries under its own IPs and also forms revenue-sharing arrangements with select partners. The company is currently targeting several industries, including gaming, augmented reality (AR), digital and physical collectibles, fashion, and art—helping to diversify its revenue streams while maximizing the odds of forming synergistic partnerships.
Through its progressive vision of scalability, Epix Industries is looking to position itself as the leading infrastructure provider in the NFT space. This vision, combined with a strong tech, community, and business development focus, is poised to not only inject fresh innovation into the digital collectibles space but also maximize the longevity of its IPs and business partners by forging loyal fan bases.
What problems does Epix Industries solve?
Physical collectibles and works of art suffer from several major limitations that can make them inaccessible to many investors.
They’re difficult to acquire and store. Investors face challenges ranging from logistics issues, authentication, valuation, and exchange that make it problematic to secure their assets without serious hassle. They also have relatively poor liquidity, since it can take considerable time to source a buyer on both the primary and secondary markets.
Both physical and digital collectibles also suffer from counterfeiting, leading to more than $1.2 trillion in total revenue losses globally.
Epix Industries seeks to overcome these challenges through a unique tokenization system, which allows both physical and digital goods to be represented on the blockchain through an immutable NFT. The provenance and uniqueness of each NFT are transparent and guaranteed by the underlying blockchain technology, while peer-to-peer transfers can be conducted without relying on centralized platforms or paying high fees.
To connect physical objects to the blockchain, Epix Industries uses tamper-proof tags with NFC communication capabilities. Each tag is unique and linked to an individual NFT, ensuring its authenticity can be checked both physically and digitally. This can provide brands with a cost-effective way to guarantee the authenticity of their goods while providing a way to easily transfer the ownership of physical goods over the blockchain via NFTs.
Through its technology suite, Epix Industries provides top-name companies with an easy entry route into the digital collectibles space—helping minimize the costs and delays that would otherwise come with building a new solution from the ground up. This can help artists and brands quickly develop their sovereign digital identity, and unlock new potential revenue streams without worrying about counterfeiting or other IP infringements.
It also addresses some of the technical hurdles that usually come with purchasing and securing NFTs—eliminating potential points of failure, scams, and phishing attempts, while ensuring that even inexperienced users can work with these emerging asset classes. It accomplishes this by leveraging a simplified payment solution with both fiat and crypto rails while providing reliable provenance information to give end users the peace of mind that their purchase is authentic.
With the NFT market growing by leaps and bounds and consumer interest on the rise, Epix Industries is set to provide the infrastructure needed to deliver branded experiences to a ready and waiting audience.
Does Epix Industries have a token?
The short answer is: not yet.
However, Epix Industries is designing a token that will be used to interact with the NFT gamification features, metaverses, and applications under development in the Epix ecosystem. Likewise, partners developing under the Epix Industries umbrella may be set to launch their own native tokens in the future.
The full details on the Epix token are yet to be revealed.
In a bid to make NFTs as accessible as possible, Epix Technologies is implementing a variety of well-tested e-commerce practices and technologies to minimize barriers to registration and support a wide variety of payment methods, including fiat and crypto options. As a result, marketplaces building with Epix Technologies’ solutions could become one of the few platforms to support fiat NFT purchases, providing an experience more akin to shopping on Etsy than interacting with a highly advanced marketplace.
The Epix Technologies team handles all of the logistics to make it as simple as possible to produce physically-backed NFTs. This includes arranging for transportation, insurance, and storage, and directly handling the goods during the collateralization process. The Epix Technologies full-time multidisciplinary crew of experts in 3D, motion graphics, gamification, and marketing is on hand to dress the collection to impress — producing a product ready for showcasing globally.
By seeking to partner only with reputable companies, leveraging market-tested technologies, and focusing on quality over quantity, Epix Industries looks to distill a range of premium experiences for its clients and partners.
Epix is building a revenue-sharing ecosystem where its team experience and proprietary architecture capabilities can empower brands, IPs, and founders to confidently enter the NFT world with developed, battle-tested, and easy to implement solutions. With simple user onboarding, traditional payment systems with cryptocurrency integrations, a high level of security, and industry-grade infrastructure, firms will be well-positioned to deliver highly attractive new product lines over the blockchain.
Epix Technologies achieves this with reduced environmental impact by using the highly energy-efficient Flow blockchain. Unlike other NFT-capable platforms that use the Proof-of-Work (POW) consensus mechanism to maintain their integrity, Flow instead uses Proof-of-Stake (POS). This helps to dramatically cut its energy requirements, while still maintaining comparable security — allowing firms to launch their NFT product lines without any ethical challenges.
To the best of our knowledge, Epix Industries is also the only platform able to securely connect physical assets to the blockchain through its phygital technology solution. This positions it as an enticing option for NFT merchandising, IP protection, and digital provenance while helping open up an entirely new ecosystem of products that may not have been not possible before.
A look ahead
“Epix Industries matured over the years to deliver unprecedented NFT technology to the digital commerce market and solve the physical collectibles counterfeit problems. We are building scalable technical solutions not yet delivered and future applications that will revolutionize the way visual property, digital and physical collectibles are perceived with the advent of advanced technology and carefully developed business processes.” – Fred Nogueira, Founder & CEO of Epix Industries
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