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   771

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.

Casa to Launch Lightning Node Mobile App Called Sats

Casa to Launch Sats App With Lightning Network Support
04 July 2019   1008

Casa startup, specializing in the creation of secure storage systems for private keys, introduced a mobile bitcoin application Sats App, which makes it easy to manage Lightning-node.

Sats App is positioned as a non-custodial bitcoin wallet "with unique functions." According to Casa CEO Jeremy Welch, the SatsBack reward program will soon be launched, under which users will receive small amounts in BTC. For example, for connecting an application and a Casa Node device to each other, the user will receive 20,000 Satoshi.

Features are focused on increasing adoption of bitcoin and lightning nodes. You will be able to earn bitcoin if you don’t have a Casa node, but you will be able to earn bitcoin faster if you have a node.
 

Jeremy Welch 

CEO, Casa

He also added that the application, available for iOS and Android, is “secure, private and connects via Tor”.

According to CoinDesk, the startup earlier raised $ 3.5 million from Castle Island Ventures, Boost VC and Compound, and several other investors. Currently, a startup staff of 25 people serves users from 60 countries.