In the second half of this year, the future of decentralized real estate applications will be discussed at a workshop organized by The Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate. Blockchain applications in the real estate sector will mainly focus on decentralized ledgers, smart contracts, and other distributed ledger technologies.
The event is co-sponsored by PriceWaterhouseCoopers, IBM (International Business Machines Corporation), and PWC Asset Management. Such technology is a major topic at this event due to the large role played by decentralized ledgers in the real estate space.
Decentralized Ledger Technology
The modern and innovative approach is using distributed ledger technology for real estate transactions. Such technology can allow users to avoid traditional ledgers’ hassles, which can be very slow and filled with corruption issues. It also allows for faster transaction times, as it does not require a bank to transact. One of the significant reasons such technologies are being used today is their ability to scale well beyond the traditional real estate industry.
Real Estate Asset Management
Today, numerous decentralized applications are being used in the real estate industry. For example, one popular decentralized application is smart contract technology. It is beneficial for people who wish to contract for property sale but do not wish to make it. public. Another example of a decentralized application currently being used in the real estate space is real estate asset management.
In this type of application, people interested in purchasing real estate will have to develop smart contracts. The smart contracts themselves will then transfer the real estate ownership from one party to another once specific conditions are met. The smart contract itself may include a clause that requires a minimum amount of down payment or any other specific financial requirement that must be met before purchasing the property. The idea behind smart contracts is that they provide a venue through which buyers and sellers can negotiate without intermediaries engaging in such negotiations.
One more example of a decentralized application is the use of the hydropower technology. One example of such an application is the use of the electric grid scale. Electric grids scale is done using hydropower which can only further enhance the real estate industry.
These examples of decentralized technology provide a clear demonstration of how the industry leaders can use the internet’s power to forge forward into the future. The Internet provides an excellent opportunity for entrepreneurs to come together and collaborate towards a common purpose. It is also a crucial component of building successful businesses. As such, we can clearly say that the distributed nature of the Internet offers tremendous opportunities for individuals seeking to establish themselves as leaders within their respective industries.
Blockchain Application: Use Case Study
If you have been in a bit of research about how best to secure private and even global data, you have probably encountered one of the many Blockchain use cases presented. This technology’s basic concept is to use the distributed ledger as the backbone for smart contracts or smart transactions, where multiple parties, each acting rationally, can certify that a specific transaction has taken place. This concept is at the heart of many financial instruments such as commodity exchanges, online stock trades, and even the system of electronic cash.
One of the first uses of this technology was the development of the Hyperledger Fabric by IBM. However, this technological solution’s actual development process was a protracted and costly affair, which was only finally realized in 2020.
The use of the case study, which details blockchain technology development, was undertaken in Dubai. One of the challenges that the industry faced was the identification of the appropriate ledger provider. In this regard, the use of a standard for determining an appropriate ledger became very important. It led to the development of one which was compliant with international standards and could serve as a reference point for financial activities worldwide. The standard was used as the basis for the development of the Dubai National Ledger.
The use case study also shows that the developers behind the new ledger’s development are not looking to commercialize the ledger. They have elected to make the technology free to apply to all countries. It allows everyone to build on the ledger based on their needs and interests, with no legal restrictions or obligations whatsoever.
The developers have also elected to work on the code for open source. It is an essential characteristic because it opens up more developers to come into the industry and work on other applications. By working together, the industry will be able to contribute its solutions to the global economy.
There is still a long way to go before the blockchain industry reaches its maximum potential. However, it is obvious that this emerging technology has the potential to disrupt many industries, including real estate.
Real estate transactions may eventually become truly peer-to-peer activities with blockchain-powered platforms doing most of the work as the market becomes more accessible and transactions are getting more transparent, secure, and equitable.