The month of February witnessed notable advancements and developments for the crypto industry. Most notable was the recent introduction of Coinbase's layer 2 network on the Ethereum blockchain called Base.
We closed the first month of the new year on a positive note as the entire crypto industry found some more steady footing. Specifically noteworthy for Ethereum was the fact that L2’s Arbitrum and Optimism flipped
1. Rollups (separate execution environments) will onboard more new users than L1’s as a result MEV profits will further decrease. However, ETH will be inflationary as more execution moves to roll ups, but it will
Following the latest Ethereum All Core Developer call of November, the Ethereum developers decided during their follow-up December call that the upcoming Shanghai upgrade will prioritize withdrawals from Ethereum’s
After having undergone the transition from Proof-of-Work to Proof-of-Stake, the Ethereum network turned mostly deflationary in November, with only approximately a net 500 ETH having been added to the supply. In
After the transition to the Proof-of-Stake consensus mechanism, excitement around the Ethereum network has not slowed down. The smart contract platform caught the attention of telecommunications giant Deutsche
September was marked by one of the most important moments in cryptocurrency history with the long anticipated Merge event for Ethereum. The Bellatrix 4update took place on the 15th of September, leading to the
August was another month in which Ethereum inched closer to the ‘Merge’ event during which the Ethereum network will undergo a transformation to the Proof-of-Stake consensus mechanism. This month the Goerli testnet
This month was quite saturated with events in the run-up to Ethereum’s ‘Merge’ event, during which the Ethereum network will undergo a transformation to the Proof-of-Stake consensus mechanism. The first of many
This month the ‘Merge’ for the Ropsten testnet took place, meaning that the Ropsten test network underwent a transformation to the Proof-of-Stake consensus mechanism. This merge event happened successfully and it’s
In April the announcement came out that the ‘Merge’ for Ethereum would be happening at the end of summer 2022, meaning that the Ethereum network will undergo a transformation to the Proof-of-Stake consensus
One of the most important technological developments in our industry, the Ethereum ‘Merge’, meaning the move towards Proof-of-Stake Ethereum, took another step this month with the first mainnet shadow fork going
March saw the Ethereum network move one step closer to the much-anticipated ‘Merge’, meaning the move from Ethereum 1.0 with its Proof-of-Work consensus mechanism to Ethereum 2.0 with its Proof-of-Stake consensus
February was an eventful month in regards to exploits in the industry. Firstly, the US government was able to seize 3.6 billion USD in Bitcoin that was missing since the massive 2016 hack of crypto exchange
The Ethereum Foundation, which is the primary non-profit organization behind Ethereum development, announced that they would formally be renaming ETH2.0, which is the name of the long-awaited Proof-of-Stake
The burgeoning of DeFi 2.0 and DAOs, the NFT mania, the pervasiveness of COVID-19, the approval of Bitcoin ETFs are just some of the highlights of an eventful year for our young industry. As the Lindy effect
2021 has been a pretty amazing year for crypto as a whole and while COVID-19 was an unexpected theme for the year 2020, it is still here with us and it looks like it will persist in our daily lives for just a bit
This month another milestone in the Ethereum 2.0 development was reached. The first significant merge testnet, called Kintsugi, went live. The merge refers to the fact that Ethereum 1.0 (running on Proof-of-Work)
Another update regarding one of the main pillars of the crypto economy, Ethereum. This month, the amount of ETH that was burned by the new economic policy of the Ethereum network reached 1M ETH (~4.8B USD). SEC
Maven 11 Capital is excited to share our new investment in Anoma Network, a new privacy-oriented network that will allow users to privately and asset-agnostically perform bartering transactions. The investment
Maven 11 is beyond excited to announce our investment into Spectral Finance. Spectral Finance is a protocol for programmable creditworthiness. What this means is that Spectral offers credit scoring based on the
Maven 11 Capital is excited to announce our investment in the $4.5M seed round for Merit Circle. Merit Circle is positioning themselves as the dominant DAO-of-DAOs for anything gaming and metaverse-related. 
In the previous edition of Maven’s Insights we provided a first update on the amount of ETH, the native currency of the Ethereum network, burned under the new economic structure of the network. While last month
Maven 11 Capital is excited to announce our investment in the $5M Series A funding for Stardust, led by Framework Ventures. Stardust is an all-in-one platform that streamlines the process of NFT implementation in
As mentioned in the previous edition of Maven’s Insights, August 5th saw the long-awaited ‘London’ upgrade of the Ethereum network take place. The upgrade contained one of the most important improvements to the
This month the “London” upgrade of the Ethereum network was agreed upon to take place at block 12,965,000 (which should be the 4th of August). This will be the 12th hard fork (the way to upgrade blockchains) for
Maven 11 Capital is excited to announce our investment into Visor Finance. Visor is an active liquidity management protocol used on Uniswap V3 that allows liquidity providers to automate their liquidity provision.
ARK Investments partners with 21 Shares to market a newly proposed bitcoin ETF. ARK Investments has joined the line of firms waiting for the approval of a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF). The firm is assisting
VanEck is moving forward with two exchange-traded products (ETPs) related to digital assets in Europe. VanEck listed its Vectors Bitcoin exchange-traded note (ETN) and Vectors Ethereum ETN on the Dutch and France
Maven 11 Capital is proud to announce our participation in the latest USD 6M PoolTogether treasury fundraise alongside early backers such as Nascent, ParaFi Capital and new investors like Dragonfly Capital and
Maven 11 Capital is thrilled to announce our participation in the seed round of Qredo. Qredo is a cross-chain asset protocol that utilizes Multiparty Computation (MPC). In doing so, it will enable decentralized
The main theme of April was without a doubt the Coinbase direct listing on NASDAQ. The IPO took place on the 14th of April. Coinbase shares, with the ticker COIN, were given a reference price of USD 250 a share. It
Maven 11 Capital is happy to announce that we have co-led the USD 1.25M seed round of Fuji DAO together with Delphi Ventures. Fuji DAO is an automated borrowing aggregation protocol. It will automatically and
This month’s Maven’s Insights are special because we are not starting them with more institutional capital being allocated into Bitcoin. Instead, we are kicking it off with big news from the second major digital
Maven 11 Capital is excited to share our investment in Shyft Network. Shyft is a distributed verification network. The product Shyft is building will drastically reduce compliance overhead for exchanges, custodians
Similarly to the previous monthly, we start this month’s Maven’s Insights with more institutional participants entering our industry. This time the biggest player yet comes in, as Tesla announced their USD 1.5B
The start of 2021 brought new investments into Bitcoin. Nasdaq-listed Marathon Patent Group announced that it has purchased around 4,813 bitcoin for about $150 million. The investment is part of the company’s
  Institutional investors had been remarkably active on the Bitcoin market in December. MicroStrategy (MSTR), announced that it has raised $650mln worth of convertible bonds to finance more Bitcoin
2020 was a rollercoaster. It is safe to say that this was not the case only for digital assets but for the entire world. Back in early 2020 when we published our ten predictions for 2020 we had no idea that
    Many people who’ve heard a thing or two about Bitcoin or blockchain ask us for resources to dive a bit deeper into it. There are many excellent articles on a wide range of blockchain related topics.
One of the major topics in November was the highly anticipated launch of Ethereum 2.0 (see our publication) which will take place on December 1st 2020. The initial deposit requirement of 524,288 ETH has been
Decentralized finance (DeFi) has certainly been one of the major breakthroughs for DLT over the last two years. Therefore, we decided to provide an intro into decentralized finance. Since we already wrote
    Asset management protocols in DeFi Asset management protocols in DeFi are definitely on the rise and one of the most innovative verticals. These asset managers are partly algorithmic, partly DAO
    In this article we would like to focus on the concept of the automated market makers (AMM). They serve as a building block for decentralized exchanges (DEXes) which have been gaining momentum in DeFi.
  Decentralized finance (DeFi) has certainly been one of the major breakthroughs for DLT over the last two years. Therefore, we decided to provide an intro into decentralized finance. Since we already wrote
    Earlier this morning the CEO of Coinbase, the largest US based and regulated digital asset exchange, published a series of tweets. He stated that the soon to be leaving US Treasury Secretary, Steve
    Introduction The launchpad for Ethereum 2.0 went live during election day. This marks the beginning of the official launch of Ethereum 2.0. After years of development and various testnets over the last
During these times of historically low interest rates, extraordinary quantitative easing and fiscal measures and exponentially increasing central bank balance sheets, we are starting to see large companies
Big news from the regulators in Europe this month. As the European Commission has put forth a comprehensive regulatory framework for digital assets. If passed and made into legislation the framework will turn
One of, if not the, biggest investment banks in the world, Goldman Sachs, is making a move into the world of digital assets. They hired Matthew McDermott, previously known as creator of the digital stablecoin
The U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the US bank regulator, has announced that US banks will be allowed to hold digital assets for their clients. According to acting comptroller Brian
    The second quarter of 2020 has been a wild ride in the blockchain industry. Bitcoin saw a ~44% price increase and other digital assets have also seen a lot of price action this quarter. Overall this
 One of the largest asset managers in the world, Fidelity, conducted a survey on digital assets last month. ~800 investors were surveyed among which were pension funds, family offices, hedge funds and financial
The Bitcoin halving took place on the 12th of May 2020. The Bitcoin halving refers to the block subsidy per block being reduced by 50% on the Bitcoin network, to an inflation of ~1,9%. Consequently the issued
Yesterday at 21:23:23 block number 629.999 was mined on the Bitcoin blockchain with a 12,5 Bitcoin block subsidy. This block marked the final block before the halving taking place and the last time the block
    Yesterday block number 10.000.000 was mined on Ethereum. The Ethereum network was first proposed at the end of 2013 and the main network went live in July 2015. Block number 10.000.000 being mined marks
    What a way to start 2020, we cannot recall the digital asset market making such extreme highs and lows in one quarter. So much has happened over the course of this quarter that one would almost forget
Startups that are looking for funds might be up for a challenge as COVID-19 turned the world upside down, including the venture capital industry. Our CIO, Balder Bomans , got featured in an article by dGen to
    While we were finishing this update markets were ready to open up again on Sunday night for another volatile week in which assets are looking for a bottom after weeks of extreme fear, indiscriminate
    In this quarterly update we will recap the fourth quarter of 2019, the year as a whole, and take a preview at 2020. The year 2019 has been a very interesting year on many fronts. A year which is
    Maven 11 was featured in the program “How it’s Done” at RTL Z. This video is in Dutch.         {% video_player "embed_player" overrideable=False, type='scriptV4',
2018 was a turbulent year for blockchain, in which the market saw a strong correction in reaction to the hype of 2017. As price is what media reported on mostly, one might almost forget the fundamental progress

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