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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
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.
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,
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
  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
    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
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
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
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
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
    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
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

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