A quick guide on how to check the cryptocurrency balance of your "smART" enabled artwork using the Thomas Crown Art Certificate Checker function. If you are new to the world of cryptocurrencies please be sure to understand the difference between public and private keys and what they are for before undertaking any transactions.
Your Ethereum public address (also known as public address) is displayed on every wallet screen in both QR and text form, can only be used to review or receive funds. They're what you share with the other party in a transaction to receive funds, very similar to your Bank account number.
Your Ethereum private address/key is again represented in plain text or QR code. Unlike public addresses however, they should not be shared with any third parties similar to your private online banking credentials. This address is required to withdraw funds from your art work.
1. Go to https://thomascrown.art and click on the Certificate Checker link:
2. Either scan the artwork QR code or enter the public key of the artwork:
3. If confirmed as valid, the option to view certificate detail will be presented – when clicked it will display the artwork details including the current balance (highlighted with the red box below):