The world of cryptocurrency is hard to crack. We immediately think of Bitcoin and the frenzy around its value. Proving how cryptocurrency is far more beyond that, QuantmRE CEO Matthew Sullivan has found an appreciation of the actual blockchain technology behind it and merged it into blockchain micro investment real estate.
Jason Hartman speaks with Matthew Sullivan, founder & CEO of Quantm Real Estate, about how his company is using blockchain and tokens to help homeowners pull equity out of their homes (whether owner occupied or investments). Matthew uses a few case studies to explain how much money you could extra, what you would owe his company, and how the secondary market works for the equity stake his company receives.
The Blockchain. You’ve heard of it, you may know a little about it, now how can it help us as real estate investors? Host Joe Fairless and Matthew Sullivan walk through a case study of what one can expect if using the blockchain to invest in real estate with QuantmRE.
Lack of clear regulatory guidelines and the uncertainty it brings has delayed the development of the crypto industry. This is particularly evident when we look at the challenges faced by firms looking to list exchange-traded funds (ETFs) based on the traded price of bitcoin.
It’s commonly been said that the security token sector will first impact the real estate space. After all, we’ve had security tokens represent real estate assets before. Securitize, for example, has been focused on tokenizing some $1 billion of real estate assets; other companies, like QuantmRE are looking to create their own security tokens tied to fractionalized interest in real estate.
With the SEC promising to issue “plain English” guidance on security token analysis and the industry waiting for the first SEC-approved security token offering (STO), could 2019 be the year that security tokens become the fundraising tool of choice?
Much of the attention the blockchain and cryptocurrency markets received in 2017 and 2018 has waned as Bitcoin’s price has fallen about 75% from its peak. One area within the space that is growing in favor despite the broader negativity is securitized tokens.
Matthew Sullivan, CEO and Founder of QuantmRE, talks about how QuantmRE’s EQRE securities tokens and the blockchain are re-imaging the way houses are financed. Interview with Antione Tardif, CEO of BlockVentures.com, as part of Securities.io’s interview series.
Digital asset exchanges that use blockchain technology are looking at regulation as the next step to market growth. There are a number of exchanges that are developing their technologies to enable traditional assets such as bonds, venture capital, real estate and art to be tokenized and traded in a way that is compliant with local securities regulations.
Advances in blockchain innovation mean that the real estate sector no longer needs to rely on dusty documents and traditional sales processes, because property titles, insurance, ownership transfer and escrow processes are all moving onto the blockchain.