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[Taipei, Taiwan] — [2023/1/17] — Numbers Protocol was selected as a finalist in the Metaverse & Web3 category for the 15th annual SXSW Pitch (formerly SXSW Accelerator). 

SXSW Pitch is the marquee event of South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference & Festivals (March 10 - 19, 2023), where leading startups from around the world showcase some of the most impressive technology innovations to a panel of hand-picked judges and a live audience. Out of the 731 companies that applied to present at SXSW Pitch 2023, Numbers Protocol was selected among the 40 finalists spanning eight separate categories.

The two-day event will be held the first weekend of SXSW Conference & Festivals, Saturday, March 11 and Sunday, March 12, on the fourth floor of the Downtown Hilton Austin, Salon D/E. The event will then culminate with the 2023 SXSW Pitch Awards Ceremony on Sunday evening, March 12, where winning startups from each category and a Best in Show winner will be announced and honored in Salon H on the sixth floor of the Hilton Hotel. 

SXSW Pitch will feature finalists across the following 8 categories: Artificial Intelligence, Robotics & Voice, Enterprise & Smart Data, Entertainment, Media & Content, Food, Nutrition & Health, Future of Work, Innovative World Technologies, Metaverse & Web3, and Smart Cities, Transportation & Logistics. 

Numbers Protocol is a digital media library and indexing system that aims to provide a more transparent outlook on digital media. It starts with Numbers ID (Nid). Every piece of digital media registered with Numbers Protocol is given a unique identifier that can be called upon to access digital media files on decentralized storage, as well as digital media information, archived on the blockchain. Numbers will present among four other companies in the Metaverse & Web3 category on March 11. 

"We are thrilled to be selected as a finalist in the Metaverse & Web3 category at the 15th annual SXSW Pitch. This recognition is a testament to the hard work of our team in developing a secure and transparent way to preserve and access digital information. We look forward to showcasing our technology at the event and are excited to be among the leading startups in this category." - Tammy Yang, Founder of Numbers Protocol.


About Numbers Protocol

Numbers is building a decentralized photo network for creating community, value, and trust in digital media. Its Numbers Protocol redefines digital visual media as assets and is the backbone of a suite of tools for registering and retrieving images and videos in the Numbers network.

These include:

- Capture App: The first blockchain camera in the world that users can easily register photos and use Web3.0 applications.

- Seal API: Developers and enterprises can implement Numbers API to register photos and access their Web3.0 addresses and certificates.

- Certificates: content authenticity certificates with on-chain provenance

- CaptureClub marketplace: Native NFT marketplace which allows photo generators to sell and stake their creations.

- NFT Search Engine: The first Web3.0 NFT search engine that helps users verify the history of NFTs and prevent potential NFT fraud.

Numbers champion the purity of digital media and enable people to think more critically about the interactions between our images and the world around us. The goal of Numbers is to tokenize authentic photos (including images and videos) to create a decentralized photo network in Web3.0.

About SXSW

SXSW dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of tech, film and television, music, education, and culture. An essential destination for global professionals, the annual March event features sessions, music and comedy showcases, film screenings, exhibitions, professional development, and a variety of networking opportunities. SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together. SXSW 2023 will take place March 10 - 19, 2023 in Austin. For more information, please visit To register for the event, please visit

SXSW 2023 is sponsored by White Claw, Volkswagen, Porsche, Itaú Bank, and The Austin Chronicle.


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Sofia Yan

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