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"A new online marketplace promises to give art lovers the chance to buy shares in famous paintings"
The Telegraph
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“China is showing a burgeoning interest in art and art investment. Artwork is no longer a piece of jewelry in an ivory tower.” said the president of the AIAF in his welcome speech. Art no longer has to be something only for a select few — financial transactions in art have been unlocked. Furthermore, the younger generation is showing a growing interest in Art transactions, trades, and investment.

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First of all, I want to thank our community for the great support and vibrant energy that characterises our social media channels and our Telegram chat group. I’m a firm believer that no project can be successful without a strong community and I’m really proud of ours.

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In 2018, Maecenas will be launching the first open blockchain platform that democratizes access to fine art. Now people who have always dreamed of owning famous paintings can buy shares in a Picasso, Warhol, Monet, etc. On the flipside, galleries, museums, and collectors can offer up works from their collection for bid on Maecenas to raise money for the purchase of future works (while leaving their collection intact). This may sound like a regular art fund, but remember that blockchain cuts out the middleman, greatly reducing the transaction costs. The transaction cost with blockchain is so low that Maecenas can theoretically let you invest as little as fractions of a penny using cryptocurrency without taking the hit of transaction fees. Maecenas shares the use case below on their website. It does a nice job of illustrating the savings that occur with using blockchain versus traditional transactions.

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Art investment without intermediaries.

Raise funds from a syndicate of investors using your art collection as collateral.
Invest in fine art in the most transparent and efficient way.
Artworks remain in custody of trusted institutions, vetted collectors and galleries. Investments are fully protected by insurance and a strong legal framework. Provenance documentation is protected by cryptography, thus making it impossible to falsify once it’s on the platform.
Access Maecenas’ online platform and browse professionally vetted and curated artworks. Compare historical prices and performance against market benchmarks.
Maecenas platform makes it possible to build and manage a liquid portfolio of art-backed instruments, thereby eliminating the costs associated with investing in physical art.

Maecenas offers the most competitive fees in the fine art market.
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Access to Masterpieces and Art Funds
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Safe Storage and Insurance
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Real-time Trading of Art Shares
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Cryptographic Art Provenance (Blockchain)
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Transparent Transactions via SmartContracts
The Fine Art Market
Fine art, as an asset class, is an integral part of a well-diversified portfolio.
"Technology-driven businesses have a clear potential to support the emergence of Art & Finance, through increased liquidity, lower transaction costs and more transparency"
Deloitte Art & Finance Report
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