Ciku KimeriaApril 3, 2020 Ten days ago, the British government issued a directive stopping all gatherings of more than two people in public in order to slow the spread of coronavirus that currently stands at 34,000 infections and 3,000 deaths in the country. Sotheby’s, the storied auction house in London had scheduled its latest Modern & Contemporary African Art…

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By Sissi Cao • 05/21/19 7:00am Earlier this month, a dazzling sculpture of the “Rabbit” by Jeff Koons was sold for $91 million at a Christie’s auction, creating a new world record for the most expensive work by a living artist ever sold. At the same auction, a painting entitled Buffalo II by Robert Rauschenberg fetched $88 million, and a terrifying “Spider” sculpture…

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Despite pre-Brexit jitters and the decline of some fairs, auctioneers still had plenty to celebrate December 27 2019 Markets typically hate uncertainty, and the art market’s recent record has shown just how much. In 2019, at the end of a nervous decade, it trod water, as geopolitical jitters held back would-be sellers. Prime works still…

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12 February 2020 «Interest in the issue of tokenized securities is increasing» Dorothea Rohlfing has headed the Regulatory Laboratory / Financial Innovation group in the management team of the Financial Market Authority (FMA) Liechtenstein since June 2018. The regulatory laboratory is the FMA’s internal team of experts for new financial technologies. The team’s tasks include exchanging information…

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Blockchain: Blockchain-for-funds projects Blockchain: Blockchain-for-funds projects go live » Nicholas Pratt looks at the launch of two blockchain-based services for fund distribution, registration and settlement, and their implications for the industry. Like the anticipation for a London bus, you wait months for a new funds distribution network based on distributed ledger technology (DLT) and then two…

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