Thu 27 Oct 2016 7:58PM

Should we start a Real Estate in Blockchain working group?

BW Bill Wendel Public Seen by 444

FLASHBACK: Sent this list of bullet points to Harvard Innovation Fellow after @MITCRE's RealDisruption three weeks ago:


Blockchain in real estate takeaways:

  1. Realtors coming to Boston, 11/18. #RE2020 onramping industry to money-saving blockchain-enabled future. Goal: $30B annually in consumers saving.

  2. Are we dreaming? No, see http://DangerReport.com

  3. Little talk about blockchain in identity;

  4. Internet Identity is the focus of #IIW, 10/25 on in CA;

  5. Realtors invested in http://TrustStamp.us, they're experimenting with blockchain identity.

  6. Let's do first Real Estate in Blockchain Boston MeetUp and ask someone from #IIW to talk;

  7. Combine with debriefing after Realtors convention in Orlando, early Nov.

Bill Wendel

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VOTE: Use Loomio's consensus decision-making tools to move forward:

Should we use the convergence of recent & coming below to seed a Blockchain in Real Estate working group in Boston (or beyond)?


Poll Created Thu 27 Oct 2016 8:01PM

Seeding Blockchain in Real Estate working group in Boston? Closed Tue 22 Nov 2016 2:01AM

Should we use the convergence of related events below to seed a Blockchain in Real Estate working group in Boston (or beyond)?

  1. 10/24/16: #VRM Day;

  2. 10/25-27/16: #IIW

  3. 11/4-6/16: Realtor's Convention in Orlando

  4. 10/27 & 11/17: #HousingForAll

  5. 12/16/16: Boston Realty Party (3rd annual, on 243rd Anniversary of Boston Tea Party)

What is the best way to do that, and when? Act independently or as a subgroup of the Boston Blockchain MeetUp? Limit to people who can meet offline in Boston area, or extend invitations (perhaps through #uLab) beyond Boston to accelerate our own efforts?


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Bill Wendel Sun 26 Mar 2017 5:53PM

Looks like the Spring Meeting of RESO, an international Real Estate Standards Organization, will be doing some foundational work on blockchain in real estate and the PUID -- Property Unique ID. As you can see from the link and screen grab below, the morning of Wednesday, April 26 includes presentations by the Center for Realtor Technology and International Blockchain Real Estate Association (IBREA):


RESO is made up PRIMARY of techies who work for real estate portals and approximately 900 Realtor-controlled Multiple Listing Services and they appear to work closely with the Center for Realtor Technology (@CRTLabs). As such, their perspective -- and for some, their explicit mission -- is to keep real estate agents at the center of the real estate transaction.

If you watch this video from the founder of IBREA, you'll hear him talk about the inherently disruptive nature of blockchain but them paradoxically say that his company is courting the largest publicly traded real estate companies in the world.


That raises questions about who's looking our for consumers, ordinary buyers and sellers who can BILLIONS of dollars annually by #P2P transactions blockchain can enable. This tweet addresses that potential and your thoughts are welcome:


If RESO is focusing on the listing side of the industry because so many member are MLS / Realtor-centric, we can bring consumers into the emerging real estate ecosystem by taking the lead on the demand side -- blockchain enabled #HousingID's?


If you'd prefer to discuss any of the points above privately or with the Boston Blockchain Real Estate, please contact me directly.

Bill Wendel


Bill Wendel Sun 26 Mar 2017 5:58PM

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