Who is Slice RE?
Slice RE is a company founded in early 2018. They are based out of Hollywood, California, and specialize in real estate investments.
Through the use of a security token, they are able to cater to cross-border investors, while providing high liquidity, and easy access.
What is the problem?
Land is one of the few commodities that they aren’t making anymore of. It is traditionally a great store of value, and can provide investors with high returns. Unfortunately, most real estate represents a longer term investment.
In addition to a lack of liquidity, ownership of prime real estate is simply out of reach for most investors. As the old adage goes, ‘the rich get richer’. Opportunities are often restricted to accredited investors that have the luxury of contributing large sums of money.
How can real estate investments evolve to offer both liquidity and democratization among investors?
How will they solve it?
Slice RE is aptly named. They are offering a platform that will give investors the opportunity to own a slice of a piece of real estate. This type of fractionalized ownership, made possible through a security token, is quickly becoming popular.
The proposed platform, soon to be released by Slice RE, offers investors various structuring on their money. There are those who may opt for large development projects, that results in infrequent lump sum dividends. Or there are those who may choose to direct their investments into the purchase of rental properties. These investors will be the recipient of regular dividends from the profits realized by rental units. Regardless of your preference on dividend payouts, token value will also increase alongside the natural growth in property value.
An intriguing aspect of Slice RE is that through the use of blockchain, they are opening up high-end RE investing to a new class of investors. In doing so, they are democratizing real estate investing, by providing the same opportunities to everyone. Traditionally a platform such as this would be restricted to accredited investors only. Slice RE, however, is open to anyone willing to invest a minimum of $10,000.
Breaking it down simply
On their website, Slice RE breaks down the investment process into 5 simple steps.
- Complete the necessary KYC and AML process
- Indicate a desired investment style
- Low/medium/high aggressiveness. Then purchase shares in appropriate properties listed on the platform.
- Receive Tokens
- After purchasing shares in a property, the investor will receive both a certificate of ownership and digital tokens, with each representing a share itself.
- Make Money
- By holding tokens, investors will receive dividends from profit on the investment. Frequency depends on the type of investment made.
- For investors looking to cash out some or all of their holdings, for any reason, can trade their tokens. This instant liquidity is offered by various exchanges such as OpenFinance.
Those running Slice RE have a vast amount of experience in the real estate industry. Below are those at the helm of the ship.
Slice RE is not yet available. For those interested in the company, early access to the product can be requested on their website.
After launch, to facilitate the promised liquidity for investors, Slice RE will be turning to secondary markets. Listings on platforms such as OpenFinance, and tZERO will be key in attaining this goal.
Look for further information to be released by Slice RE in the near future regarding the structuring of their to-be-launched platform.
To learn details about the project, please view our Slice RE Token Listing page.
Blue Hill Mining – Bringing Transparency Through Blockchain
What is Blue Hill Mining?
Blue Hill Mining is a Swiss company, looking to disrupt the mining industry through the use of blockchain and tokenized securities.
The company derives its name from the unique geological features of the region which will be mined. With the area showing rich copper reserves close to the surface, the resulting colouring of the area is tinged blue – a natural result of high copper content.
What is the Problem?
Mining is an expensive endeavour. While the company has spent the last 8 years developing their plan of attack, only 10% of the land has been surveyed. This 10%, however, has demonstrated enough potential to put boots on the ground, and begin operations.
With increased scrutiny being put on the mining industry, regarding how raw materials are sourced, new technologies are needed to ensure full transparency of operations.
Blue Hill Mining needs to find a way to, not only raise capital, but to bring efficiency and transparency into their project.
How Will Blue Hill Mining Solve It?
To facilitate the continued exploration and mining of Blue Hill, the company will be hosting a security token offering.
This offering will see the creation, sale, and issuance of security tokens known as BHM. These tokens cumulatively represent 30% ownership of, both, the Blue Hill Platform and Blue Hill Mining.
It is expected that beyond trading these tokens through exchanges, investors will benefit through an eventual buy-back program. This is expected to take place after 2022, when the underlying value of each token is greater than $30 USD. It is intended that buy back will take place through a stock market listing.
Beyond raising capital through an STO, Blue Hill Mining is actively developing a blockchain based platform. This platform is intended to serve as a means for efficient, transparent activity and communication between the various parties involved throughout the mining process. By providing this, the transparency afforded will assure that all materials involved are fairly, and ethically, sourced.
The project is being spearheaded by a trio of accomplished professionals. The following group boasts a cumulative 90 years of relevant experience to the project.
CEO – Dr. Kurt Becker
With over 2 decades experience in both financial and capital markets, Dr. Kurt Becker is a perfect candidate to ensure the success of Blue Hill Mining
CFO – Eng. Franz-Josef Leps
Boasting over 4 decades of experience in the mining industry, Franz-Josef Leps is a key addition to this next-gen mining project.
COO – Eng. Olav Haseler
With over 3 decades of experience building machinery for the mining industry, Olav Haseler is uniquely qualified to act as COO.
Looking forward, beyond the scheduled STO, the company has a busy roadmap. The team has indicated that, not only do they expect their tokens to be traded on various exchanges, but that their ground operations will see expansion. This will occur through the addition of another drilling program.
For more information on the project, and to learn the finer details, visit our token listing page HERE.
DigiShares and AmaZix Clientele to Benefit from Alliance
Sealing the Deal
In an effort to offer potential clients a more comprehensive suite of services, two companies have joined forces. These are AmaZix and DigiShares.
By creating an alliance, clients making use of the DigiShares issuance platform, tailored towards digital securities, can now gain access to advisory services provided by AmaZix.
DigiShares has noted that their focus is towards clientele situated in Asia, Russia, and Europe, while AmaZix is a global company. Each are working towards the development of the promising digital securities sector.
Upon making their announcement, representatives from each, AmaZix and DigiShares, took the time to comment. The following is what each had to say on the matter.
Claus Skaaning, CEO of DigiShares, stated,
“The next generation of digital infrastructure may not be the dominant one today, but within the next decade, we believe that the global infrastructure for banking, tech and capital markets will have rebuilt themselves on the blockchain. Banks and stock exchanges the world over are actively seeking ways to reduce the delays, costs, and obscurity in transferring ownership of securities. Our strategy towards the future of the tokenized securities industry is, therefore, quite simple: faster, more transparent and less error-prone.”
Jonas Karlberg, CEO of AmaZix, stated,
“The potential benefits of digital securities are obvious. Decentralizing trust and easing up on the reliance on middlemen, that’s another very appealing aspect. And now, with the industry’s attention firmly on the tokenization of securities as a viable, compliant solution for crowdfunding and issuance in this space, industry expertise must deliberately collaborate, share knowledge and clarify common principles.”
AmaZix is a Chinese company, operating out of Hong Kong since their launch in 2017. Above all, AmaZix has made it a speciality of theirs in offering advisory services surrounding the world of blockchain. This has allowed for them to establish various partnerships in recent months, as increased attention is put on digital securities.
Company operations are overseen by CEO, Jonas Karlberg.
DigiShares is a European company, which was founded in 2018. Above all, they are working to provide clients with a comprehensive platform for use throughout security token offerings. This includes, not only investor accreditation services, but payment gateways as well.
Company operations are overseen by CEO, Claus Skaaning.
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While this may be the first time that DigiShares has graced our newsfeed, AmaZix is no stranger. Check out the following articles to learn more about what this company has been up to in recent months.
VMC – Connecting the Dots of Urban Mobility
Who is VMC?
VMC is a Dutch company, looking to disrupt the mobility sector through the use of blockchain technologies.
VMC envisions a future where payment processes and usage of varying types of transportation becomes a seamless process.
The company was founded in 2017, and has since successfully developed and implemented their working platform. VMC was able to make waves in 2018 through partnerships which saw the launch of the world’s first blockchain powered bus, and blockchain enabled electric scooters.
VMC intends to utilize a two-token ecosystem, in which they distribute a utility token alongside a security token.
What is the problem?
The mobility sector is inefficient and costly. Many of the commonly used transportation services are operationally segregated. Each will use different payment providers, which more often than not are unable to provide data-sets for usage towards service improvements.
A platform/service is needed that can unify the payment process between a variety of services. A commuter needs to be able to rent a bicycle to ride to a bus station, to drive to a subway, to take them across town – all through the use of a singular, cheap, and efficient platform. Furthermore, this platform needs to provide data-sets to the companies supporting it.
How will VMC Solve it?
In their continued bid to disrupt the sector, VMC has recently announced their intent to host a security token offering. The goal of this event is to raise up to a hard cap of €5 million. This funding is earmarked primarily for use towards the continued research and development required for growth of the company.
These security tokens are digital securities. This means that token holders are entitled to revenue shares garnered from platform usage. It is important to note that these tokens differ from their utility token.
The company’s utility tokens, VAI, function as a stable coin. These are used within the platform to facilitate the payment of services, negating the need for a payment processor. As this token is exclusively used to access services through the platform, VMC is able to gather detailed analytics. This data is valuable to service providers, as they are able to gain a better understanding of their customers, and structure accordingly around them.
The platform itself has been designed to appeal to anyone. It allows for travellers to not only plan their travel, but book and pay for it as well. Throughout this process, privacy is maintained, along with convenience through mobile ticketing.
We reached out to the team at VMC to get a better understanding of the event. Jochem Verheul, CEO of VMC had the following to say.
Q: Why has VMC chosen to host an STO rather than traditional means of fundraising?
A: “With a stable token for the transactions/travel and a security token for the investment, we can capture the network effect in the security token, without harming the stability of the travel token. Distributing a share of revenue fits the principles of the blockchain industry.”
When asked about potential expansion, Jochem Verheul indicated that, “We have already opened an office in Singapore!”
The team at VMC is comprised of various accomplished individuals. Below are those that are leading the charge.
Jochem Verheul – CEO & Founder
Ruurd Somberg – CFO & Cofounder
Dick Roeffen – COO
Beyond the security token offering, VMC has a busy schedule ahead of them. In a few short weeks Jochem Verheul is scheduled to be a speaker at SGINNOVATE – a conference focusing on ‘blockchain technology implementations in mobility. Verhaul promises an announcement at that time, adding, “We are doing some cool stuff here.”
For a more detailed look at VMC, check out our token listing page. There, you will find STO details, and links to information packets such as a whitepaper.
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