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In an Arts & Collections exclusive, Eleesa Dadiani—owner of Dadiani Syndicate and founder of Dadiani Fine Art—reveals her cryptocurrency journey and how she is democratising fine art on the blockchain with Maecenas. An auction for the people Self-styled early adopter and inherent maverick Eleesa Dadiani—aka the ‘Queen of Crypto’—is helping to reshape a centuries-old institution. Her multi-dimensional company, Dadiani Syndicate, is partnering with blockchain platform Maecenas to stage one of the world’s first blue-chip art cryptocurrency...

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The art world is turning its attention towards cryptocurrency. Art and cryptocurrency, it seems, could be kindred spirits—artists and collectors alike are beginning to see the synergy between the two. Once iconoclastic and inaccessible, cryptos are fast earning a reputation as a viable way to buy and sell art. The ‘first ever’ blockchain auction held at Dadiani Fine Art—where a multi-million pound Andy Warhol will be partially sold for cryptocurrency—demonstrates the shifting tides. In a nod towards its...

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Art blockchain platform Maecenas today announced that Andy Warhol artwork 14 Small Electric Chairs (1980) will be the first on its platform to be tokenised. Cryptocurrency and art enthusiasts will be able to own fractional shares in the artwork by bidding at an auction on 20 June. The auction—which will be the world’s first cryptocurrency art sale—will be held in collaboration with Dadiani Syndicate, the first fine art gallery in the UK to accept cryptocurrency payments...

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Parallels abound between cryptocurrency and art; Arts & Collections looks at this burgeoning relationship and how it’s likely to evolve over time, with Lincoln Townley and Matthew Newton.  The synergy between cryptocurrency and art is hard to ignore. Art—like Bitcoin, Ethereum or Ripple—is a fluctuating asset; its value is subject to the ebb and flow of capricious market conditions. The hope for art aficionados and Bitcoin buffs is for their investments to appreciate in value....

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Dadiani Syndicate, the UK’s first fine art gallery to accept cryptocurrency payments, will collaborate with blockchain platform Maecenas Fine Art to stage a momentous sale. The date of the sale—which will enable the use of cryptocurrencies to purchase fractional interests in high-value works of art—will be announced this later month. The concept behind the joint venture is to democratise access to fine art by esteemed artists such as Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso and Rembrandt van...

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