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Maecenas ICO summary information

Project Description

Maecenas wants to democratize access to fine art by creating a decentralized art gallery — a truly open platform where anyone can own a piece of a Picasso. Maecenas is building a global art blockchain market where assets are traded quickly and fairly on a liquid exchange.Team:Marcelo Garcia Casil: Co-Founder & CEO. Jérôme Croisier: Chief Art Officer. Miguel Neumann: Founding Partner. Federico Cardoso: CTO.Javier Tamashiro: Compliance.Federico Videla: Information Security.Saul Hudson: Communications.Marc Garriga: Marketing.Maecenas ICO will be divided into 3 diferent phases:Phase 1 [Sep 5 @ 3 pm UTC] - Maecenas community and Cofound.it Priority Pass™ members, contributions are limited.Phase 2 [Sep 6 @ 3 pm UTC] - Maecenas community and Cofound.it Priority Pass™ members, contributions are unlimited.Phase 3 [Sep 7 @ 4 pm UTC] - Public crowdsale, unlimited contributions.Token Reserve Split:30% Crowdsale;30% Reserve Liquidity Fund;20% Partners and Clients ;20% Retained by Maecenas;

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September 21, 2018

How to get into the fine art market when you don’t own a fortune

If you are still unsure about the potential that art can provide as an alternative investment opportunity, take a look at some recent sales at one of the latest auctions.The Coeur d’Alene Art Auction, held on July 28 at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, specialising in Fine Western and American...

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September 13, 2018

What happens to an artwork after it’s sold on the Maecenas platform?

Andy Warhol’s 14 Small Electric Chairs has officially become the first piece of art to be sold on the Maecenas marketplace, and, as one of the first pieces of art on the blockchain, represents the first step in a movement we believe will democratise an entire industry and bring the art world...

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September 07, 2018

Maecenas successfully tokenises first multi-million dollar artwork on the blockchain

For the first time ever, Maecenas has successfully tokenised a multi-million dollar artwork, a painting by Andy Warhol named “14 Small Electric Chairs (1980)”.The beta auction raised US$1.7m for 31.5% of the artwork at a valuation of US$5.6m.100 participants were hand-picked to participate...

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September 05, 2018

The fine art market often outperforms the stock market

Many investors choose to explore the fine art market due to its perceived lower volatility when compared to other investment opportunities such as stocks.Learn more about art as an alternative investment here.We mention this because after a pretty solid bull run of nine years, volatility has...

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September 03, 2018

How ownership of art works on the Maecenas blockchain platform

From July 25 we were delighted to launch our beta auction on the Maecenas blockchain platform. The auction of Andy Warhol’s 14 Small Electric Chairs on Maecenas generated international attention and represents a watershed moment for art on the blockchain.The beta is still ongoing, so if you...

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August 29, 2018

How Maecenas solves art investment challenges

There’s an eye-opening account of the current state of the art investment scene in a recent article by Bloomberg.Called ‘Billionaire’s Secrets on How to Make a Bundle in Art’, published at the beginning of May, it goes a long way to highlighting some of the returns that leading investors...

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August 13, 2018

Art on blockchain: What are the benefits for crypto investors?

Does the art market need ‘cleaning up’? That’s open to interpretation. At Maecenas, we believe the use of blockchain technology will certainly disrupt it, and we believe that art on blockchain will benefit art investors and crypto investors alike.We mention that because an article...

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August 01, 2018

Access the world of fine art with Maecenas

Accessing the world of fine art is a dream for many — little wonder when considering some of the sales that have been made this year alone.Many paintings are now being sold at auction for hundreds of millions. One of the latest is Modigliani’s Nu Couché (Sur le Côté Gauche), a 1917...

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July 10, 2018

Why blockchain has the potential to change the art investment market for good

If there was ever a piece of information that summed up the exclusive nature of art investment then this is surely it.Picasso’s oil and charcoal on canvas piece La Dormeuse (1932) was sold by Mayfair-based Phillips London in March for just under £41.9 million ($58 million). It was sold...

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July 07, 2018

How Blockchain can improve art provenance and why this is important

Any investor who has explored the art market will know exactly how important art provenance is when they look to invest in a painting or a sculpture.This is a point that’s recently been underlined in a reported argument between Swiss dealer Alain Dreyfus and auction house Christie’s. In...

From: Marc Garriga

June 22, 2018

How is Maecenas making the art market more accessible?

The fine art market is one of the most private and tightly-controlled industries out there. At Maecenas, we want to open up the wider market with our blockchain project for investors and art lovers from all backgrounds.You’re in a position to purchase a piece of fine art. Where do you go? Some...

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June 15, 2018

Our Beta platform launch: 6 steps to go from crypto to Warhol

Our Beta Launch: 6 steps to go from crypto to WarholTopics: PlatformThis article was originally published at blog.maecenas.co by Marcelo Garcia Casil, CEO and co-founder of Maecenas.Our Beta platform launch: 6 steps to go from crypto to Warhol was originally published in Maecenas on Medium,...

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June 04, 2018

Maecenas Partners with Dadiani Gallery

Shares in multimillion-dollar fine art painting to be auctioned, broadening art ownership and developing the global art investment market.LONDON — Dadiani Syndicate, the first fine art gallery in the UK to accept cryptocurrency payments, and Maecenas Fine Art, a blockchain platform that...

From: Marc Garriga

June 01, 2018

How Maecenas adds value not hype to the art market

“I would not give advice, as that would be seen as hyping or pumping the token, which is something we don’t want to do.” — Maecenas co-founder and CEO, Marcelo Garcia CasilThis story was originally published at blog.maecenas.co.Recently, we discussed how best to announce the...

From: Marc Garriga

May 16, 2018

Maecenas partners Thomson Reuters to Mitigate Financial Crime Risk

3 May 2018, SINGAPORE — Maecenas Fine Art, the world’s first blockchain-based art marketplace, will work in collaboration with Thomson Reuters World-Check to mitigate financial crime risk and meet due diligence obligations.Thomson Reuters World-Check is a globally trusted and accurate...

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Maecenas partners with Thomson Reuters to Mitigate Financial Crime Risk

3 May 2018, SINGAPORE — Maecenas Fine Art, the world’s first blockchain-based art marketplace, will work in collaboration with Thomson Reuters World-Check to mitigate financial crime risk and meet due diligence obligations.Thomson Reuters World-Check is a globally trusted and accurate...

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April 24, 2018

The Future of Art & Finance in China

We were very honoured to be invited as keynote speakers to the 3rd annual Asia Art & Finance Forum, organised by Asia Institute of Art & Finance (AIAF) in Shanghai, China, on March 28, 2018. The forum discussed and shared the theme of The Business Model and Innovation of Art Finance in...

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March 02, 2018

Tech Status And Roadmap Update

Words by Marcelo García CasilIt has now been over four months since our crowdsale finished, although really it feels like it’s been much longer than that given the amount of things that happened in such a short amount of time. We’re thrilled about what’s coming next for Maecenas!First of...

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January 31, 2018

A New Due Diligence Toolkit for the Art Industry

Can we build an art market with higher Due Diligence standards and lower transaction costs? We may soon have an answer to this question with profound impact on the future of the art marketWords by Javier Tamashiro — Maecenas Head of Technology Risk & ComplianceLower Validation...

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January 04, 2018

Happy New Year! Ushering in 2018!

The Maecenas team hopes you had a great holiday season and wishes you every successes for 2018! Amidst the festive season, we've been featured in Artnome and on The Blockchain Show.The Blockchain Art Market is HereThe blockchain matters to the art market. Artists and art collectors are now...

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December 21, 2017

Maecenas FAQ

We at Maecenas are blown away by the interest that the platform has been receiving. We’ve gotten lots of great questions coming in from the community and compiled some of the most frequently asked questions (and the answers to them) on everyone’s minds.General QuestionsQ. When can we see the...

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November 17, 2017

Growing Maecenas Team

We are pleased to announce the latest additions to the growing Maecenas team. They bring with them a wealth of experience in their respective fields and we are delighted to welcome them on board.Join our Telegram group to chat with the team and other engaged supporters.Subscribe to our...

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November 15, 2017

My Thoughts About 10th Deloitte Art & Finance Conference in Milan

Words by Marcelo García CasilLast Wednesday, Maecenas was one of the proud sponsors of the 10th Deloitte Art & Finance Event in Milan. It was our first experience having a booth at such a high profile industry event, and we’re truly blown away by the amount of interest in Maecenas!There...

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October 26, 2017

Next steps post-crowdsale

It’s been a busy couple of weeks and this is what we have been up to: We will be sponsoring the upcoming 10th Annual Art & Finance Conference organized by Deloitte. Check out our feature by Nasdaq. The ART Token is now tradeable on HitBTC and EtherDelta. We‘re hiring, and more!The...

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October 13, 2017

Maecenas crowdsale analysis

The statistics behind a successful token crowdsaleThe Maecenas crowdsale is officially completed and we have successfully raised 50,744 ETH. Thank you all for your participation and for believing in the project, we couldn’t have achieved this without you.One of the reasons we wanted to have a...

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September 25, 2017

Did I just spend millions on a fake piece of art?!

Why investing in art that’s fully tracked on the blockchain is easier, safer, and more secureThe art market has recently seen an unprecedented number of disputes over provenance. Last year, Alec Baldwin sued a Manhattan art dealer for selling him a $190,000 “original” Ross Bleckner, that...

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September 16, 2017

Museums can now raise money — and keep their art, with Maecenas.

Berkshire to sell 40 artworks despite oppositionWords by Jerome Croisier, Maecenas Chief Art OfficerImagine the angst of an art curator trapped in a dilemma over how to raise funds to revamp a museum. That is exactly what the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, USA faces — and it has decided...

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September 14, 2017

Maecenas — unlocking long-term value for fine art

Maecenas — making fine art investment accessibleWords by Marcelo García CasilAt Maecenas, we are proud that our decentralized gallery will help democratise access to fine art investment. Monets, Van Goghs and Goyas make for an attractive asset class with long-term appreciation, and we...

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September 12, 2017

An invitation to the exclusive world of art.

Le Freeport site specific sculpture, La Cage San Frontière, by Ron AradAn invitation to the exclusive world of art. A peek into freeports — the modern day treasure vaults of the ultra-wealthy.Here at Maecenas we are all about helping people achieve the thrill of investing in pieces of...

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September 08, 2017

Why investing crypto in a piece of Picasso makes sense.

At a time of mounting regulatory pressure on the crypto finance, the fine art market can provide a safe storage of value. Maecenas connects the two worlds and simultaneously makes fine art personally accessible to the people.The crypto world has been recently subject to increasing regulation,...

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September 07, 2017

We raised $11M in the pre-sale.

We raised $11M in the pre-sale. Now we are offering you the chance to bring the Mona Lisas of the world to the blockchain community.In the first 48 hours more than 500 Cofound.it Priority Pass members and Pantera Capital, the leading blockchain investment firm, already backed our vision of...

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