Meet Maecenas: The Decentralized Platform for Art Trading

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.

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.
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Meet Maecenas: The Decentralized Platform for Art Trading

Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:08 pm

The ability to divide an asset into smaller portions, sometimes called tokenization, is growing utility for investors. Decentralized peer-to-peer platforms have made a way for buyers to pool their resources and purchase shares in assets that are physical and which would otherwise be beyond their price range.

One such company, Maecenas, founded on the Ethereum blockchain, is designed for tokenization of artwork. Works of art are placed in custody inside of secure vaults, like, for example freeports, which are beautiful and contemporary viewing suites inside of tax-free areas around international airports.

Within the platform itself, transactions take place using the currency created for purchases and leases called ‘ART’, ERC20 tokens issued by Maecenas. Through the tokens, Maecenas monetizes assets through the ecosystem. The token is critical in order to keep all transactions inside the ecosystem in order to avoid international currency issues. The tokens can also be traded on exchanges for normal centralized currency.

Tokenizing allows artwork to be offered to investors for purchase through shares by utilizing the ART tokens. Investors are able to hold a fractional interest in the item purchased with the tokens. In addition, the tokens can serve as a means of value increase, and appreciate with time and overall platform increases.


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