Publications

Maven’s Insights – December 2020

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 purchases.

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Ten predictions for 2021

Ten predictions for 2021 by Maven 11 2020 was a rollercoaster. It is safe to say that this was not the case only for digital assets but for the entire world.

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Best Blockchain Articles

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.

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Maven’s Insights – November 2020

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.

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The future of finance – DeFi

The future of finance –  Decentralized Finance   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.

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Lending and borrowing in Decentralized Finance

Lending and borrowing in decentralized finance One of the largest verticals inside the DeFi space is lending and borrowing. The three major protocols operating in this part of the industry are Aave, Compound and MakerDAO.

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Introducing asset management protocols

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 coordinated and take place inside various smart contracts.

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Introducing Automated Market Makers (AMM)

Introducing Automated Market Makers (AMM) 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.

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US regulator and the FATF travel rule

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 Mnuchin, is trying to pass a harsh implementation of the FATF travel rule before departing from the office of Secretary of the

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Ethereum 2.0 launchpad went live

Introduction The launchpad for Ethereum 2.0 went live during election day.

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Maven’s Insights – October 2020

  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 entering the digital asset space. This month Square, the NASDAQ listed payments company, announced that it has purchased 4,709 Bitcoin for the Treasury.

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Maven’s Insights – September 2020

  Big news from the regulators in Europe this month. As the European Commission has put forth a comprehensive regulatory framework for digital assets.

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Maven’s Insights – August 2020

  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 at J.

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Maven’s Insights – July 2020

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Market update Q2’20

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.

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Maven 11 participates in $1 million seed round of Teller Finance

Maven 11 is joining forces with Framework Ventures and Parafi Capital to help Teller disrupt the $215 trillion global debt market. Teller is a decentralized lending startup with an innovative protocol that aims to reduce lending risks for cryptocurrency holders and lower the barrier for mainstream customers.

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Maven’s Insights – June 2020

  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 advisors.

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Maven’s Insights – May 2020

  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%.

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The Bitcoin halving

Yesterday at 21:23:23 block number 629.999 was mined on the Bitcoin blockchain with a 12,5 Bitcoin block subsidy.

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Block number 10.000.000 mined

Yesterday block number 10.000.

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Market Update Q1‘20

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 that Bitcoin was trading comfortably above $10.

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Fundraising in 2020

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 share some advice and shed some light on the possibilities for companies and startups within his network.

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Digital Asset Fund – Update March ‘20

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 selling and search for liquidity. As more and more stimulus packages hit the wires from central banks, governments and the IMF,

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Maven 11’s ten for 2020

Maven 11’s ten for 2020 2019 has in some ways been even more extreme than 2018. There is a growing hope that we are in the last stage of an extended bear market.

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Market Update Q4‘19

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.

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Fidelity Affiliate invests in our portfolio company Elementus

Maven 11 Capital seed investment Elementus, a startup focused on spotting illicit transactions on the blockchain, announced raising $3.5 million in a follow-up funding round.

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Maven 11 joins funding round Bloxroute Labs

Dutch investment firm Maven 11 Capital is excited to announce their participation in the latest funding round of Bloxroute Labs. Bloxroute is a US-based blockchain startup that aims to solve the scalability bottleneck of blockchain technology at its core by increasing the speed of transmitting information among miners.

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Maven 11 launches a new co-investment vehicle

Dutch investment firm Maven 11 Capital has launched a new vehicle for co-investments, enabling investors to take part in select hand-picked opportunities.   “As a prominent player in this global industry, we regularly come across investment opportunities in which we can stipulate additional allocation.

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The impact of multinationals taking a shot at blockchain

Facebook and JP Morgan are launching major blockchain initiatives. If such corporate giants are entering the blockchain industry, do blockchain start-ups still have a chance to compete?

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Maven 11 bij RTL Z

Maven 11 was featured in the program “How it’s Done” at RTL Z. This video is in Dutch.

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5 adoption trends for blockchain in 2019

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 the industry as a whole made last year.

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Amara’s Law and a top down view on investing in blockchain

“We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run.” Amara’s Law In 2017 many blockchain projects raised a lot of money on a proof-of-concept and a roadmap mentioning going “live” in 2018.

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Two trends that usher a more healthy blockchain market

Comparing the second half of 2017 with the second half of this year, we see two important trends in the market that lay the foundation for a more healthy blockchain market. One is the outflow of retail capital combined with inflow of professional capital.

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