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Maven’s Insights – July 2020

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 Brooks: “This opinion clarifies that banks can continue satisfying their customers’ needs for safeguarding their most…

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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. Overall this resulted in an increase of market capitalization of digital assets of USD 100 billion…

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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. The market for…

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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. The results indicate that 60% of investors feel digital assets have a place in their portfolio.…

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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%. Consequently the issued supply is also reduced by 50%. This marks a major event in the…

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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. This block marked the final block before the halving taking place and the last time the block subsidy has ever been in the double digits. At 21:23:43, a mere 20 seconds after…

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Block number 10.000.000 mined

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 another milestone in the coming of age of the network. Ethereum was the first and is…

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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 $10.000 in February. It did so in…

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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…

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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…

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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. A year which is perceived to be the second year of this extended bear market…

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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. Among the investors are Morgan Creek Capital and a sister fund of Fidelity Investments. As one of the initial investors, we are very excited about…

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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. We’ve made a selection for people who want to get up to speed with…

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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. Other notable…

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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. With this new co-investment proposition we…

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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? And what does this mean for funds that invest in this industry? Microsoft, IBM, Samsung, the New York Stock Exchange, ING Bank, Ernst…

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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. 2019 is going to be…

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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. 2018 came, the projects went live,…

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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. The second is the emergence of…

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