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Burj Khalifa Developer Emaar to Launch Tradeable Reward Token EMR

News Dubai-based real estate giant Emaar Properties has released its new blockchain token-based referral and loyalty platform. Real monetary valueEmaar, which developed the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, as well as the Dubai Mall, is planning to launch the EMR token for rewarding its ..

UK Real Estate Firm Accepts Bitcoin for Sale of 150-Year-Old Church

News A 150-year-old English church is being sold for $1.5 million with the vendor accepting payment in Bitcoin (BTC). Vendor is willing to receive payment in BitcoinAccording to a listing on Rightmove, a major British online real estate portal and property website, a vendor put an 18th-century chu..

Real Estate, Blockchain and the Quantity Theory of Money

Expert Take The concept of illiquidity discounts, how it relates to markets like commercial real estate, and the benefits that tokenization could bring to the industry are topics that I have already discussed in previous articles. In this article, I am taking a closer look at the relationship betw..

AssetBlock Tokenizes $60M of Real Estate on Algorand’s Blockchain

News Blockchain real estate investment firm AssetBlock launches its commercial real estate investment platform on Algorand’s (ALGO) blockchain. According to an AssetBlock press release published on Sept. 17, the firm partnered with luxury hotel asset manager Lodging Capital Partners (LCP) to token..

Harbor Tokenizes $100 Million in Real Estate Funds on Ethereum Blockchain

News The startup Harbor announced a partnership with Seattle-based real estate investment firm iCap Equity to tokenize $100 million in real estate funds. On Sept. 16, Harbor announced in a blog post that iCap Equity is using Harbor’s blockchain-enabled platform to improve its liquidity in four of ..

Queensland’s Real Estate Institute to Launch Blockchain Tenancy Platform

News The Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) teamed up with local tech startup Igloo to launch a blockchain-based tenancy agreement platform by the end of 2019. As news outlet ZDNet reported on Sept. 15, REIQ general manager Josh Callaghan stated that the new platform will use smart contrac..

SK Group’s Securities Arm Teams Up With Blockchain Real Estate Firm

News SK Securities, a branch of South Korea's largest telecom SK Group, has partnered with a local blockchain firm for a digital real estate beneficiary platform. The securities operator has signed a business agreement with Kasa Korea, a Seoul-based startup developing a digital securities blo..

Sumitomo and BitFlyer to Build Blockchain Real Estate Platform in Japan

News Japanese commercial giant Sumitomo Corporation has partnered with a sister company of local cryptocurrency exchange bitFlyer to launch a blockchain real estate business. As Cointelegraph Japan reported on July 23, bitFlyer Blockchain will develop an umbrella platform for renting real estate, ..

German Finance Watchdog OKs €250 Million Real Estate Bond Built on Ethereum

Digital investments startup Fundament Group now has permission from top German financial watchdog BaFin to launch a €250 million euro offering of real estate bonds tokenized on Ethereum. With the regulator’s approval announced by the company on July 23rd, Fundament can move forward on its planned p..

Tokenizing Commercial Real Estate and the Promise of Liquidity

Expert Take The commercial real estate sector is squarely in the sights of the blockchain industry. Advocates justifiably believe that the technology offers the ability to streamline everything from capital formation to transaction settlement at hitherto unseen levels of speed and efficiency. Addi..

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