Real Estate

World Gold Council Survey Shows Cryptocurrency Investment the 5th Most Popular in Russia

Digital Yuan Giveaway: China’s Shenzhen City Hands Out 10 Million Yuan in Central Bank Digital Currency A major Chinese city is giving away 10 million yuan in the country’s central bank digital currency this weekend. Recipients can use their digital yuan at 3,389 stores next week. The city aims for the giveaway to boost usage …

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$1 Trillion in Housing Bonds: US Real Estate Crisis Held Back by Fed’s Mortgage Purchases

The U.S. real estate market is facing a conundrum, as there’s now a tidal wave of renters who can’t pay rent and a massive number of mortgage defaults stacking up like never before. Amid the looming real estate chaos, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) enacted public health emergency powers to stop landlords …

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A New Attempt to Tokenize Real Estate Projects in Mexico and Canada

MountX Real Estate Capital has licensed transfer agent Vertalo to design and launch tokens for at least 15 digital real estate projects in Mexico and Canada through 2020 and early 2021, the firms announced last week.  According to a press statement, this is the third of four planned deals by Vertalo’s real estate division (VRE), …

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Real Estate Blockchain Firm Ubitquity to Build Tokenized Title Platform

Real estate blockchain platform developer Ubitquity will build a platform for creating tokenized property titles with Rainier Title, a news report said.  The platform will also log records of conveyance for the Washington-based Rainier Title. It will integrate with the conveyance suite Qualia. Rainier Title is currently in the process of migrating to Qualia.  Tokens …

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Cryptocurrency News From Japan: July 5 – July 11 in Review

This week’s headlines from Japan included real estate player Tosei and Tokyo Financial Holdings listing an asset-backed digital financial product, Cointelegraph Japan interviewing a former Japanese central bank staffer, Coinage registering as an exchange with Japan’s financial services agency, and a life insurance company testing digital asset billing transaction.  Check out some of this week’s …

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Renters Threaten US Real Estate Market, 20 Million Americans Face Eviction

The aftermath of the coronavirus-provoked business shutdowns in the United States caused a number of market observers to focus on the U.S. real estate and rental markets. As the federal moratorium on evictions reaches its expiry, a recent Aspen Institute report reveals that 20 million renters or around 20% of 110 million American citizens who …

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Chinese Courts Use Blockchain for Property E-Sealing

Several courts in China have implemented blockchain technology as a way to secure properties with an electronic seal. The Executive Bureau of the People’s Court in Haidian District, Beijing, has reportedly deployed a blockchain-based electronic seal to secure a property in Chaoyang district. E-sealing system applies blockchain to protect the property By applying blockchain-powered e-sealing, …

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US Real Estate Market Crisis: 4.3 Million Mortgage Delinquencies, Commercial Properties Sink in Value

Wilshire Phoenix Files Publicly-Traded Bitcoin Trust to Challenge Grayscale’s $3.4 Billion Dominance Wilshire Phoenix has filed to launch a publicly-traded trust called Bitcoin Commodity Trust (BCT) – putting the firm in direct competition with Grayscale Investments’ $3.4 billion bitcoin trust (GBTC). According to the June 12 filing with the U.S. Securities and … read more. …

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Home Seller Sues Buyer Over Payment in ‘Fool’s Gold’ Token

After attempting to sell her home, California-based psychologist Mary Shea is suing buyer, Mike Cherwenka, for attempting to pay for 30% of the property’s value in the form of a “worthless” crypto asset called ‘Troptions.Gold.’ The dispute has left her unable to sell the home as Cherwenka’s company still claims an interest in it. Shea …

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Tokenized Real Estate Booms While Security Tokens Struggle

Real estate tokens have continued to post a positive performance for investors, gaining an average of 4.27% during April while top securities tokens suffered losses for the month. The combined capitalization of security tokens fell 8% in total — comprising one of the worst months on record for the nascent sector according to a report …

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