First Realtor's Deal Using Blockchain Concluded in UK

Four-room house in Oldham was first in United Kingdom to be sold using distributed ledger technology
19 March 2018   312

In Oldham, in the county of Manchester, a first house purchase deal was concluded using the blockchain technology. It is the first deal of this kind in UK. This is reported by Buy Associattion.

Manchester Group HS Property Group used the Clicktopurchase platform to sell a four-room house in Oldham.

As a company which prides itself on innovation, we want to offer our global investor network a more straightforward and secure method to purchase residential investments without compromising any legal safeguards.

Guy Horne
Director and co-founder, HS Property Group

All stages of the transaction, including supply, acceptance and exchange of contracts, were recorded using the blockchain.

Some of the biggest problems the property industry faces is the length of time it takes to exchange contracts along with the lack of certainty. Real estate transactions can be complex but by using clicktopurchase the process is significantly quicker.
 

Neil Singer 

CEO, clicktopurchase

The only yet not digitized stage is the registration of the purchase manually in the Land Register.

Dow Jones' MarketWatch to Track Additional 8 Cryptos

Now it also shows data on  Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, Ethereum Classic, Monero, Dash and Zcash
25 April 2018   61

MarketWatch, the news department of the Dow Jones Media Group begun to track the market movements of eight new cryptocurrencies. This is reported by Coindesk.

The MarketWatch website tracks the bitcoin price from 2014, but from now on, users will also be offered data on Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, Ethereum Classic, Monero, Dash and Zcash.

The new service will publish real-time quotations of these coins against the US dollar and the euro, as well as historical trends in the price movement, using the data from the Kraken crypto exchange.

It's no doubt that our readers, as the world's savviest investors, have an eye on digital currency and we're happy to be expanding our real-time tracking of a total of 9 cryptocurrencies in both Euro's and USD, with Kraken's help.
 

Dan Shar

General Manager, MarketWatch

Last week, the financial news agency Dow Jones Media Group announced a partnership with the Brave startup. Within its framework, DJMG will test the possibilities of a blockbuster-developed platform for online advertising developed by a start-up, and will provide access to premium content of Barron's MarketWatch publications to about 2 million users of the Brave browser.