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   506

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.

SoftBank & Baidu to Invest in Atlas Protocol

Atlas Protocol was created by Nebulas Labs and xGoogler Blockchain Alliance
21 August 2018   130

The Atlas Protocol marketing module (ATP) has completed a round of attracting initial funding, led by SoftBank China Venture Capital (SBCVC), having collected several million dollars during it.

In a multimillion-dollar round, the exact amount of which was not disclosed, Baidu Ventures (BV), Danhua Capital and Fenbushi Digital also took part.

Atlas Protocol was created by Nebulas Labs and xGoogler Blockchain Alliance (xGBA). The "first developer" of Google Adwords, Jeremy Zhao and Columbia University Professor Ronggui Gu will serve as project advisors on technical issues.

Atlas Protocol plans to create a blockchain ecosystem and "to form a new paradigm of interactive marketing." According to the press release, ATP allows you to rank "calculated values ​​on the block and transfer value using tokens" using the ATP Smartdrop service application.

xGoogler Blockchain Alliance was formed in April this year as a community of former Google employees interested in blockchain technology. Its founders were the developers of projects Nebulas, Loopring and Gifto.