BitRent (RNTB) is one of the many cryptocurrencies to be launched at the end of the first quarter of 2018. The official website of BitRent claims to be the first blockchain platform that is amalgamating the real estate industry with blockchain technology. The principal objective of the BitRent blockchain is to create opportunities for people to invest in the residential and commercial properties at any stage of construction. There are no geographical limitations to this investment. The aim is to speed up the whole process and add layers of security to it.
Problems faced by Present Real Estate Market and Solutions Provided by BitRent
BitRent addresses the problem a developer faces at the initial stage of construction when they need seed capital. BitRent will allow the developer to publish an object on their platform and will focus on drawing funds for the project. The token holder of BitRent will be able to choose an object that satisfies their interests or criteria. The Smart Contracts Pool of BitRent depends on the interaction between the RNTB token holders and the developers. The token holder can invest in a particular real estate project by transferring fiat money or cryptocurrency to the project’s wallet. All the processing are done in real time.
- Geographical Limitations: As BitRent says in its whitepaper, nearly 87% of the real estate buyers prefer to buy properties located in their region as can supervise the construction process better this way. Another reason is that they are familiar with the local real estate market. BitRent enables the investors to overcome the geographical boundaries by studying a project in details on the platform of the crypto coin and invest in the project that suits them most. The members (token holders) can buy any real estate property remotely. Another benefit is that the transactions are instantly processed. At the same time, due to smart contract register, all the purchase details and property ownership details are recorded securely. The long complicated process of visiting respective authorities for registration will thus be eliminated.
- High Entry Barrier: Traditionally it takes a lot usually to invest in real estate projects, but through BitRent the investor can choose to buy in portions if the medium of payment is cryptocurrency. The BitRent platform allows everyone (be it the developer or the potential buyer) to participate in the real estate construction. It benefits on both sides as there is no chance of rising in objects price. This is possible due to smart procurement policy, proper blockchain management, and many other factors.
- Transparency Issues: A major problem in the traditional process of procurement of real estate property (commercial and residential) is non-transparency and the financial losses incurred due to it. In case of “freeze” of a construction process, the investor stands to lose a substantial amount due to the translucency of the construction process. It may also result in loss of assets. Moreover, if a project is considered to be ‘frozen’ for a long time then the date of completion becomes vaguer. Transparency issues also develop from this. BitRent offers a solution to these transparency issues by collaborating Primavera and BIM with blockchain technology and smart contracts.
- Lack of “Green” Technologies: Many developers nowadays do not go for genuine eco-construction due to lack of funds and project completion deadline. BitRent advocates only those building objects that use BREEAM and LEED certificates and monitoring tags. The blockchain technology will allow them to participate in a development project. The BitRent blockchain combines RFID, smart contract, BREEAM and LEED technologies. However, an eco-friendly project done according to the “green” standards means that the price will rise by 25% to 30% during its sale.
BitRent is the first project involving blockchain technology that incorporates a proprietary rights register on a global scale. Going by the price analysis, BitRent has shown an overall uptrend since its introduction to the market as a cryptocurrency on 26th March 2018. At the time of writing the price shows $0.06 USD (5.73%) approximately and the volume (24h) is near about $566,386 USD. (As of 13th April 2018) According to coinmarketcap.com, the crypto coin stands at 1321st position presently. By October 2018, it is expected that the BitRent platform will be launched in 25 countries. The recent success of BitRent at the China Blockchain Alliance Club (held on 10th April) is also noteworthy.
From the official website of BitRent, “It is worth mentioning that the hosts of the conference carried out a lottery for guests: the luckiest ones — 31 persons in total — got prizes. 15 guests got 200 RNTB, another 15–500 RNTB and the winner — 5000 RNTB!” BitRent’s focus on making the construction process more transparent by allowing the holders to check all technological, legal and financial documentation is worth investing in the crypto coin at the moment. Also, the reason that it is Q2 and to see how the coin fares in the rest of the year. One important thing is that BitRent had shown an overall uptrend in the bearish market of 2018 Q1.
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