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Art Investment

Collecting Fine Art - First Steps

Some of us start with stamps, others with coins. Regardless of the actual object or artwork, the urge to collect is common in all of us, but turning a childhood hobby into professional collecting takes desire, determination and dedication.

6 February 2019 By Bálint Ferenczy

Art Investment

Strong Fundamentals Are Key to Growth in Crypto Projects

The past 18 months have been a time of extremes for blockchain businesses and crypto tokens. From the euphoria of late 2017 to the “crypto winter” of late 2018, the industry has ridden ups and downs that have left many outside observers wondering what to make of the space.

30 January 2019 By Marc Garriga

Alternative Investment, Art Investment

Art Tokenisation Was a Hot Topic at Art Basel Miami

There are few events that command the attention and set the tone of the fine art world like Art Basel. Now, blockchain technology has begun to turn heads among the the event’s attendees, many of whom are counted among the leaders of the space.

28 January 2019 By Kim Randall-Stevens

Art Investment

How art investment compares to other alternative investments

Looking to make an alternative investment?

21 January 2019 By Juan Dominguez

Company updates

Maecenas Roadmap 2019

Happy 2019 everyone! The new year brings a new start and we are marking the occasion with an updated roadmap.

8 January 2019 By Marcelo García Casil

ART Token

Where can you buy ART tokens?

In a blog post last year, Maecenas’ Co-Founder & CEO, Marcelo Garcia Casil, said: “If Maecenas were an economy, then ART would be its currency.”

7 January 2019 By Marc Garriga

Art Investment, Auctions

Five Notable Art Sales of 2018

 A decade ago, art, data, and technology were like different planets, each with their own cultural biomes. The evolution of blockchain technology has merged them into a single world. The Alan Turing Institute and The University of Oxford have embraced blockchain-based ledgers to overcome fraud, tax evasion, and illicit business practices. 

17 December 2018 By Marc Garriga

Company updates, Auctions

Maecenas integrates NEM, 0x and MakerDao for Tokenised Picasso Auction

Major blockchain protocols to collaborate on Project Phoenix after launch with Ethershift and John McAfee

13 December 2018 By Marc Garriga

Art Investment

How an artist moves from primary to secondary market - The case of Adrien Ghenie

Moving into the secondary from the primary market is typically key to an artist’s commercial success and can often mean the difference between scraping by and international fame and fortune.

6 December 2018 By Bálint Ferenczy

Art Investment

How to start investing in art

Art is a popular alternative investment opportunity, but how do you get in on the ground floor?

3 December 2018 By Juan Dominguez

Company updates

AMA Recap: Maecenas CEO Marcelo Garcia Casil Talks ART, Picasso, and More

On Wednesday, 21 November, Maecenas’ co-founder and CEO Marcelo Garcia Casil spent nearly two hours answering questions posed by members of our community. Topics ranged from our newly-proposed Token Economics, the upcoming auction of a Picasso, and the ART token listing on Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange (GBX-DAX). In case you were not able to participate in the AMA itself, we have prepared a summary of its key themes and takeaways.

29 November 2018 By Mayank Jain

Company updates

Blockchain Art Chipping – Still a Work In Progress

Buying and selling artworks online has revolutionised the way the art market works. However, when deciding to buy an artwork, whether in the form of tokenized shares, or in the traditional way of collecting the physical artwork, trust remains a vital component. The 2018 annual Hiscox report found more than 50% of collectors were held back from buying works of art online due to the fear of buying a fake.

23 November 2018 By Bálint Ferenczy

Company updates

Maecenas CEO named FinTech Champion

We are proud to share the news that our very own CEO, Marcelo Garcia Casil, has been selected as a FinTech Champion by Lightbulb Capital in a survey as part of the Singapore Fintech Festival.

21 November 2018 By Marc Garriga

Art Investment

How to navigate the liquidity risk of alternative investments

When it comes to the alternative investment landscape, it can be wise to treat it like any other investment opportunity.

19 November 2018 By Juan Dominguez

Company updates

Picasso to be Tokenized on the Maecenas Platform

Blockchain-based art investment platform Maecenas has teamed up with crypto exchange and computer security expert John McAfee to conduct the first “perpetual” digitalization and tokenization of a Picasso work of fine art.

13 November 2018 By Marcelo García Casil