Propy facilitates California’s first blockchain-based real estate deal

Decentralized title registry firm Propy Inc. says it’s just completed the first comprehensive blockchain-recorded property deal in California.

British Columbia bars real estate agents from dual agency

The province of British Columbia in Canada has said real estate professionals are no longer allowed to take part in so-called “double ending” deals, or in other words, deals wherein they represent both the buyer and the seller.

Qualia lands $33M funding to fuel its transaction closing platform

Real estate technology startup Qualia, which streamlines the home closing process by bringing all parties to a sale onto a common platform, has raised $33 million in a Series B round of funding.

Propy begins pilot program to track real estate deals in Vermont on the blockchain

Palo Alto-based blockchain startup Propy Inc. is launching a pilot program in South Burlington, Vermont that will see its technology applied to keeping real estate records on a distributed ledger.

It’s time to get creative with your closing gifts, agents say

In order to stand out some real estate professionals are looking beyond the traditional bottle of champagne as a closing gift, in favor of something more unique and memorable.

Compass lands massive $450M funding round from SoftBank

Compass continues to raise capital, having just landed its biggest funding round yet from the Japanese telecommunications giant SoftBank Group. Less than a month after the New York-based real estate technology startup received $100 million in series E funding from Fidelity Investments, Tokyo-based SoftBank infused the company with $450 million, plus another $50 million in

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U.K. real estate platform Settled adds new Strengthen & Secure feature

VC-backed proptech business Settled is introducing a new and unique “Strengthen & Secure” feature to its property transaction platform to help buyers and sellers reach completion faster and with a greater sense of security.

Bitcoin slowly but surely gains relevance in real estate

Bitcoin is fast-gaining the attention of the real estate industry, with several states already changing their laws to allow it to be used to finance property transactions.

UK property transaction platform Settled announces rebranding

U.K.-based property tech startup Settled is rebranding as it continues its mission to simplify real estate transactions.

Russian pilot scheme will test blockchain technology for real estate transactions

Russia’s government has said it’s planning to explore how the blockchain technology that underpins Bitcoin could be used to facilitate real estate transactions in the country. Blockchain

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