Blockchain firms engaging with Property Registries

A regularly updated chronology of public announcements, please send corrections & additions to FPR@NewAmerica.org

2015

2016 

  • Ubiquity announced that their product - a Bitcoin blockchain based Software as a Service (BaaS) has been used to "secure" a transaction in Virginia.
  • The city of Rotterdam, CIC and Deloitte are developing applications to record leases on the blockchain "for the first time."

  • In Ghana, there are at least two organizations that are active, but not obviously engaging with the government exclusively to deliver blockchain nationally, these are BenBen and Bitland.

2017

  • Ubiquity launches a pilot in Brazil, starting in the regions of Pelotas and Morro Redondo.  Per the IBT, "a parallel platform will be built to replicate the existing legal structure of property ownership recording and transferring. In time, they anticipate creating a vastly superior system that incorporates blockchain technology for ultimate accuracy and security."
  • In April, Bitfury announces an MOU with Ukraine to put "all of the Ukraine government's electronic data onto the blockchain platform."

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Author:

Michael Graglia is the director of the Future of Property Rights initiative at New America.