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February 27, 2024
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Landshare Development Update — February 27th, 2024

Landshare Development Update — February 27th, 2024

In this update, we highlight upcoming integrations with several amazing projects across the RWA Space.

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Landshare Team

Hello everyone, and welcome to the latest Development Update! It’s been a little over 2 months since we released the Landshare RWA Token, our most ambitious platform update yet. This update was the result of several months of hard work from the whole team, but we knew it only represented the first step in building the tokenized real estate ecosystem that we envision for Landshare.

After the successful launch, we immediately started thinking about what we needed to accomplish next to continue moving Landshare. As a result, we crafted 4 Core Priorities for 2024:

  • Increased accessibility & integration: Making it easier to access Landshare’s core features; providing additional value through new partnerships and listings
  • Visibility & Community Engagement: Spreading the word about Landshare; leveraging the power of our community to assist in those efforts; creating opportunities for the community to provide direct and actionable feedback
  • Feature development & app improvements: Continuing to build upon and improve our existing features; developing new features which improve the usability and utility of the LAND and LSRWA Tokens; identifying and fixing bugs
  • Property expansion & diversification: Seeking new opportunities in the real estate space; providing RWA Holders with a diversified and expanded property investment pool

Each of our 4 Core Priorities are represented in our Q1-Q2 Roadmap:

In this update, we’re putting a special spotlight on our upcoming partnerships and integrations with several amazing projects across the RWA Space. We also have a major update on one of our top initiatives to improve platform accessibility, some new DAO proposals, and a new quality-of-life update about to go live.

Finally, we have an important update for all Gate.io users and traders.

Let’s dive in!

Card payments

Rapid onboarding is paramount to a deeper level of engagement with the platform, and one of the biggest hurdles to new users is funding gas tokens for a DEX swap or signing up for a new exchange account. As a result, credit card payment options have been on our radar for a very long time.

As part of our 2024 Roadmap, we’re finalizing an agreement with a trusted crypto payment processor to finally enable credit and debit card payment options for our platform! This integration will enable eligible users to purchase up to $500 in LAND directly from the website or app, eliminating one of the most common barriers for new users.

The card payment option is expected to go live next week and will initially support only the LAND Token. However, we’re also working to enable LSRWA purchases through the same process. Stay tuned!

Dark Mode

After many requests from the community and a successful DAO vote, we’ll be adding a dark mode option to the app in the coming days. To enable dark mode, scroll to the bottom of the page and move the slider to the nighttime position when the update goes live.

New DAO Proposal: Referral System

A new proposal has hit the Landshare DAO, designed to create a referral system for Landshare RWA Tokens. Here is a summary of the proposal:

Why should we implement a Referral System?
As we strive to enhance user engagement and expand our user base, it’s essential to leverage the power of referrals, because this is one of the best Marketing Tools that exist. One other Positive is, that you only pay for the Marketing when the user did the Action — in this case, he buys the $LSRWA-Token.
How exactly could that work?
Im thinking about a PPL (Pay Per Lead) Programme, where the refferer is reffering a new user to buy $LSRWA-Tokens. The referrer would then be rewarded after the reffered person held the $LSRWA Token some time (1–6 Months perhaps). This additional Time is neccessary to frontrun abuse of the System.
We could also give the referred Person a little benefit (discount, NFT, whatever) for his 1st Purchase, after he held some time, to make the System even more attractive.
How to finance?
This could be financed by a part of the normally burned Land Tokens (of every buy) for example. Instead of burning the full 10% of $LAND of a Buy, we could just burn 7,5% and the remaining 2,5% goes to the refferer as a reward.

Click here to read the full proposal and cast your vote. If passed, the team will construct a refined version of the proposal for the Quarterly DAO Vote at the end of Q1.

Upcoming Integrations

Over the past several months, we have been in discussions with dozens of amazing projects in the emerging RWA space. We always seek new opportunities to expand our product accessibility, utility, and visibility through integrations and partnerships. In this section, we’ll be covering a few of our future integrations, but as always — there’s more to come!

Chainlink CCIP

The future of markets is on the blockchain, and the future of blockchain is cross-chain. It is more important than ever to develop applications that are seamlessly interoperable across multiple blockchain networks. We envision the Landshare RWA Token as a DeFi-integrated, omni-chain asset for the tokenized future.

The first step in this process is the integration of Chainlink CCIP, a secure blockchain interoperability protocol built by Chainlink Labs. CCIP enables seamless cross-chain token transfers and allows us to craft a multi-chain ecosystem. When fully integrated, most or all features available on BSC will also be available on all other supported chains.

Once implementation is complete, CCIP will allow us to build partnerships and integrations with virtually any project across the RWA Space, improving the utility and accessibility of our core features. Integrations are one of our 4 Core Priorities for the year, and CCIP is the crucial first step to unlocking these opportunities.

Plume Network

Plume is the first modular L2 blockchain dedicated to all real-world assets (RWAs) that directly integrates asset tokenization and compliance providers into the chain.

We recently had a Twitter Space with Plume’s co-founder, Teddy, and have had additional discussions with the Plume Network team behind the scenes. We are excited about their vision and are planning to build on the Plume Network as part of our broader cross-chain strategy.

Plume is still in the Testnet phase, but we are looking forward to building with them all the way to the Mainnet launch. Stay tuned for more announcements regarding this partnership soon!

IX Swap

IX Swap is an RWA platform that offers trading solutions akin to Uniswap for Real-World Assets (RWA) & Security Tokens (STO). This is precisely the type of product we feel is necessary for the development of a vibrant RWA ecosystem, so we knew IX Swap was a perfect fit.

Initially, we will be collaborating with IX Swap for Twitter Spaces and other activities to spread the word about the RWA narrative and how DeFi primitives like decentralized exchanges (DEX) can help craft a tokenized economy for the future. Later this year, we plan a full integration, including LSRWA integration into the IX Swap ecosystem.

Gate.io Ticker Change

Gate.io will be changing our token symbol from LAND to LANDSHARE and plans to take the deposit, withdrawal and trading services for Landshare (LAND) offline, including spot trading, quantitative trading, and liquidity mining on February 28, 2024, 06:00 A.M. UTC. After the renaming is completed, Landshare will be relisted with the new token symbol LANDSHARE.

This renaming is merely a change in name and does not involve any blockchain migration. Gate.io users don’t need to do anything in particular. To read the full announcement post from Gate, click here.

Closing Thoughts

To wrap up this development update, we want to sincerely thank our community for their continued support and enthusiasm. The past few months have been incredibly productive, and our upcoming integrations will take us one step closer to a fully realized tokenized real estate ecosystem.

We also understand that many members are eagerly awaiting news about new exchange listings and other developments not mentioned in this post. Rest assured, we are working hard to deliver the entire roadmap in the expected time frame and will have more information to share in future updates.

Last but not least, we’d like to extend a warm welcome to all of our new community members! We’ve seen some exceptional growth in recent weeks and expect to see this trend continue as the RWA narrative continues to gain momentum. If you’re new or have been away for a while, be sure to check out our guides to learn about all the ways you can earn with Landshare’s ecosystem:

As always, if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us on our Telegram group or other social media channels. Remember — your participation and feedback are vital to the success of Landshare!

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Landshare Roadmap: Q1-Q2 2024

Landshare Roadmap: Q1-Q2 2024

Learn more about our plans for 2024, including new features and listings.

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As the year winds down, we’re immensely grateful to our dedicated community members, collaborators, partners, and everyone who has worked with us as pioneers in the RWA space. 2023 was a year to remember for Landshare, and we have even bigger ambitions for 2024!

In this article, we’re capping off 2023 by celebrating the year’s top achievements, outlining our core priorities going forward, and providing a detailed roadmap for the first half of 2024. Let’s dive in!

2023 Highlights

Tokenized House Flip

Early this year, we completed the first ever tokenized house flip, netting a 10%+ ROI in just a few months for our participants. In this process, we transformed a distressed property into something brand new, drastically increasing the property value. You can read about the renovation from start to finish in our Follow the Flip series.

Landshare DAO

This year also marked the launch of the Landshare DAO, which puts high-level decisions into the hands of LAND holders through a decentralized governance model. With this feature, LAND holders can control token emissions, staking rewards, treasury funds, and launch marketing initiatives autonomously.

To learn more about the Landshare DAO and how you can help shape the future of Landshare, be sure to check out our Deep Dive article and the Landshare Docs.

Real World Explorers

At the end of September, we launched an extensive community incentive program with a prize pool of 35,000 LAND tokens. During this period, we achieved 2.5 million impressions on social media, gained 1200 new token holders, received over 3000 registrations on the DS Dashboard, and welcomed several thousand new followers on X and Telegram community members.

This Friday, December 29th, we officially conclude the Zealy Sprint, marking the completion of the Real World Explorers program. The top 215 leaderboard participants will receive delightful New Year gifts from a 4,000 LAND prize pool.

We thank each explorer for their contributions and eagerly anticipate the opportunity to share what we have in store for the Landshare Shill Army.

Landshare RWA Token

To finish 2023 with a bang, we released our most ambitious update yet — the Landshare RWA Token!

With this new token, we’ve fundamentally reimagined our tokenization model, establishing a simple and secure way to gain exposure to real estate directly on-chain. Along with the new Token, we’ve introduced on-chain property valuations via Chainlink, new secondary trading market options, a UI/UX overhaul, and substantial improvements to the NFT ecosystem.

For more information about the RWA Token Update, be sure to check out the following resources:

2024 Roadmap

With the final days of 2023 ticking away, we’re setting our sights on the agenda for the new year. We have established 4 Core Priorities for 2024, each of which will guide our decisions throughout the year. Our roadmap is built as an extension of these priorities, with each item serving to advance one or more of them.

  • Increased accessibility & integration: Making it easier to access Landshare’s core features; providing additional value through new partnerships and listings
  • Visibility & Community Engagement: Spreading the word about Landshare; leveraging the power of our community to assist in those efforts; creating opportunities for the community to provide direct and actionable feedback
  • Feature development & app improvements: Continuing to build upon and improve our existing features; developing new features which improve the usability and utility of the LAND and LSRWA Tokens
  • Property expansion & diversification: Seeking new opportunities in the real estate space, providing RWA Holders with a diversified and expanded property pool

Q1-Q2

  • New CEX listing
  • Cross-chain capabilities
  • Landshare Shill Army
  • RWA Token listing on DS Swap
  • Card payments for LAND and RWA Token
  • New property NFTs
  • Dark mode for Landshare App
  • App improvements and bug fixes

Year-long and Ongoing Updates

  • New Properties & Diversification
  • Quarterly DAO Voting for Development Roadmap
  • Regular Community Townhalls
  • Integrations and collaborations with other RWA projects

Over time, we have discovered that the most effective way to increase visibility and engagement with the platform is through grassroots, community driven programs and insightful write-ups from Key Opinion Leaders across multiple platforms. To this end, we’re crafting several new initiatives designed to increase visibility and leverage the power of community.

Landshare Shilling Army

As part of the Real-World Explorer program, we frequently conduct shilling quests where users share information about Landshare, thereby boosting awareness of our updates and events. While this approach has been effective, we recognized the need for a modernized version, and that’s exactly what we’ve achieved with the Shilling Army.

We’re now going beyond mere likes and retweets, delving into more meaningful engagement. We’ve created distinct categories for creatives, influencers, shillers, and a plethora of user-generated content that will be ready to launch in mid-January. More details about this campaign, including information on how to participate and fulfill requirements, will be shared tentatively on January 16. Stay tuned so you don’t miss out.

Key Opinion Leaders

As many influential voices in the crypto space focus in on the RWA narrative, it’s crucial to continue our work with Key Opinion leaders across the crypto space. We are focused on creators who craft well-researched, highly informative content which clearly highlights the benefits of our platform in a way that is accessible to a wide audience.

Landshare DAO Grants

Many of our community members may be familiar with the DAO Grant Program and content creation contests. In 2024, we’ll be doubling down our efforts, engaging community members and up-and-coming content creators to produce high-quality, insightful content across multiple domains.

Next up, we must ensure that the platform’s features are easily accessible and well-integrated with other projects. By breaking down barriers to entry and expanding integrations, we make it easier to get into Landshare and even improve the project’s visibility in the process.

New Exchange Listing

Although decentralized exchanges (DEXes) like Pancakeswap are a backbone of DeFi, many users prefer centralized exchanges as a way to buy and sell tokens. To make it easier for these users to get started with Landshare, we intend to list the LAND token on a new centralized exchange early in the year. This will not only allow us to reach more users, but also improve liquidity and opportunities for existing LAND holders.

Cross Chain Capabilities

As crypto moves to an increasingly multi-chain and cross-chain future, it’s imperative that our platform features are accessible through multiple chains. Cross-chain is one of our top priorities, and has been on the radar for a long time. With our latest platform updates as well as new advancements in cross-chain protocols, we have finally established a clear path towards a multi-chain Landshare ecosystem.

With cross-chain comes multiple benefits, including new partnership opportunities, wider access to platform features, and enhanced security. As one of our top priorities for H1 2024, we will continue to provide updates on the development of this feature, including a deep dive article in the coming weeks.

RWA Token Listing on DS Swap

After taking a major step forward with on-chain valuations [link] and fixed price liquidity for RWA Tokens, we will further expand secondary market options with a DS Swap listing for LSRWA. DS Swap will enable the exchange of LSRWA in an active secondary market, similar to Pancakeswap or Uniswap.

Card payment options

Funding a Web3 wallet like Metamask can be a major hurdle for DeFi newcomers. In order to smooth out the onboarding process, we intend to enable credit and debit card payment options for the LAND Token.

Our development will also be hard at work crafting new features and updates for the Landshare App. In addition to some new features yet to be announced, here are the top priorities for our development team entering in the new year.

NFT Migration & New NFTs

In the very near future, we will be completing the NFT migration process for existing NFT holders. With the new system, RWA Token Holders will be stack multiple NFTs for a single yield multiplier against their staked RWA Tokens.

Shortly thereafter, we will release our 3rd NFT for the newest Landshare property, LSCH. With this launch will also come a number of promotions and events designed to bring new users into the Landshare NFT ecosystem. With all 3 NFTs in possession, RWA Token holders can earn 40%+ APR in addition to the gains from rental yields and appreciation!

Dark mode for Landshare App

Dark mode has been a commonly requested feature and was passed via DAO proposal with an 81% vote. Accordingly, we will be launching this feature for the Landshare App early in the year.

App Improvements

Our recent Bug Bounty produced some excellent reports and feedback from the community. Our development team will be hard at work fixing existing bugs and making improvements to the Landshare App based on the feedback provided.

Multi-chain functionality for existing features

Bringing LAND and LSRWA to multiple chains is beneficial unto itself, but far less valuable if key features like staking, governance, and NFTs are not available on those other chains as well. As part of our cross-chain strategy, we will be working to ensure each of our core features has seamless cross chain interoperability, so whether you’re on BSC or another network, everything will work exactly the same.

Quarterly DAO Voting

The Landshare DAO has received several feature requests, and we want to create a streamlined way for LAND Holders to have a direct impact on the development roadmap. Starting at the end of Q1, the development team will assemble all feature requests from the DAO, as well as other ideas from the team or community, and create a single proposal which allows the community to vote for their top priorities.

Unlike a simple Yes/No proposal, the Quarterly DAO Vote will allow you to distribute your voting power across multiple options, based on how important you feel they are. The development team will then assess the results and use them to prioritize development resources, with the top vote-getters receiving special attention. This is a way for the community to provide direct feedback on our development roadmap and request new features for the platform, and a way for the development team to deliver on the community’s top concerns in a timely manner.

Last but not least, our 4th Core Priority is all about expanding and diversifying the real estate offerings for RWA Token holders. By expanding our selection, we not only reduce risk through diversification but also appeal to a wider range of potential investors.

To this point, we’ve focused on single family rentals and house flips. While we do intend to continue investing in these areas, we will be exploring several new options as well. By expanding our selection, we not only reduce risk through diversification but also appeal to a wider range of potential investors.

Some examples we’re exploring include short-term rentals, multi-unit properties, and mixed-use properties. The new RWA Token model also gives us the flexibility to try different strategies, including fix and hold projects or appreciation plays. Each type of investment comes with its own pros and cons, so we’ll continue to assess the market to find the best fit for our investors.

Closing Thoughts

As the RWA narrative captivates the crypto landscape, our sights are set on a new year marked by extraordinary growth. This roadmap serves as a launchpad for what lies ahead, and we invite you to join us at our Community Town Hall on December 29th at 12 PM CST, and be sure to submit your questions here. Your insights will help shape the future, so let’s unite and propel Landshare to new heights in 2024 — our biggest year yet!

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December 21, 2023
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Landshare RWA Token: Utilities and Tokenomics

Landshare RWA Token: Utilities and Tokenomics

Learn more about Landshare's real estate-backed token, LSRWA

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The RWA Token is a brand-new real estate token coming soon to the Landshare ecosystem. Backed by a variety of yield generating real estate assets, the RWA Token streamlines and simplifies investment for all types of users! With easy entry, healthy liquidity, and additional utilities, the RWA Token embodies what real estate on the blockchain should look like.

In this article, we will take a closer look at the tokenomics, utilities, and inner workings of this new system. If you’re new to Landshare or would like to learn more about the RWA Token as whole, please read our Feature Preview article for all of the details.

What are the utilities of the RWA Token?

Upon launch of the RWA Token update, the Landshare ecosystem will feature two different tokens: the Landshare Token (LAND) and the Landshare RWA Token (LSRWA). Each token serves a different role in the ecosystem.

The LAND Token is the platform governance and utility token, serving as a means of exchange, voting, payment, and access. The RWA Token, on the other hand, is a real estate backed security token that represents the value of RWAs. They are separate but equally important components of Landshare.

In the coming sections, we will be covering the unique utilities of the Landshare RWA Token. To learn more about the platform utility token, LAND, please click here.

Real Estate Backed

Each RWA Token represents a share of a pool of US-based real estate assets. This is made possible through tokenization, which is the process of converting real world assets (RWAs) into tokens on the blockchain. The value of each RWA Token grows proportionally with the value of underlying properties and the cash flow they produce, allowing investors to benefit by simply holding over time.

Unlike other cryptocurrencies, the RWA Token represents a legally binding share in the property holding company. This means that as an RWA holder, you are entitled to the same legal protections as an investor in a traditional company. This makes the RWA Token a simple and secure way to gain exposure to real estate directly on-chain.

DeFi integrations

Our goal with the RWA Token is to leverage the unique advantages of being an on-chain asset. This includes the ability to trade instantly and automatically with decentralized exchanges (DEXes), and to leverage your investment utilizing other systems, including borrow/lend protocols. In this way, the RWA Token is designed to work like any other DeFi asset.

Landshare NFTs

The existing NFT ecosystem will transition from our existing Asset Token to the new RWA Token. Landshare NFTs allow you to stake RWA Tokens and earn LAND rewards by upgrading and maintaining your virtual property. These rewards stack with what you already earn from the RWAs themselves and are a great way to boost your returns. For more information on the NFT ecosystem, see here.

An Alternative Safe Haven

The Landshare RWA Token offers something for every crypto trader, even if they aren’t interested in real estate investment. Unlike USD stablecoins, the Landshare RWA Token is transparently backed 1:1 by RWAs and can grow in value over time. The asset-backed nature of RWA Tokens means they are not subject to the wild swings commonly seen in the crypto space. In this way, RWA Tokens offer an excellent safe haven for crypto investors.

How do the Tokenomics work?

The RWA Token is designed to maintain a relative peg with the underlying real estate assets it represents. Each RWA Token represents a share of the pool of underlying properties, which also includes the rental income they produce. A simple calculation is used to determine the value of each RWA Token:

RWA Token Value = (Total Property Value + Total Cash Reserves) / Circulating RWA Token Supply

The RWA Token can be bought or sold on the Landshare platform for its underlying value based on the calculation above. This ensures adherence to the value of underlying assets and price stability in secondary markets such as DEX trading.

Now that we understand how the RWA Token’s value is determined, let’s break down each component of the calculation.

Total Property Value

The value of properties is estimated using Corelogic AVM, which utilizes real estate information such as comparable sales, property characteristics, and price trends to provide a current estimate of market value for a specific property. Corelogic AVM is widely used in the real estate industry to estimate the value of properties, including by clients like Realtor.com.

The estimated values of each property are added together and automatically brought on-chain via Chainlink Any API and Chainlink Automation. This allows our smart contracts to store the latest price of the properties at all times.

Total Cash Reserves

In addition to property values, the RWA Token will benefit from the rental income generated by properties. Cash reserves may include USD in a bank account or stablecoins on-chain. Similar to property values, every time the cash reserves change, the updated total will be stored on-chain.

Combining total cash reserves and total property value determines the total underlying RWA in the pool, so the final step of the calculation is to determine the value of each individual token.

Circulating RWA Supply

The circulating RWA supply will include all tokens sold to investors. This total does not include unsold tokens from the offering. As tokens are sold from the offering, circulating supply will increase. Meanwhile, the proceeds enter the cash reserves, maintaining equilibrium as supply expands. In some cases, circulating supply may be reduced through redemption events.

Closing Thoughts

A real estate-backed token should look and feel just like any other token on the blockchain. We’ve designed the RWA Token with that in mind — focusing on ease of use, DeFi integration, healthy liquidity, and additional utilities.

The RWA Token will also boost the utility of our existing LAND utility token. Each token serves a complimentary function in the Landshare ecosystem, and both are equally crucial to the functioning of our platform. To read more about the interaction between LAND and the RWA Token, check out our previous Development Update.

We expect to determine a launch window very soon. In the meantime, you can look forward to upcoming events and campaigns to help get the word out about the RWA Token! If you haven’t already, be sure to check out our Feature Preview article for more information on the RWA Token.

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December 18, 2023
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Landshare <> Boson Protocol AMA Session: Highlights and Summary

Landshare <> Boson Protocol AMA Session: Highlights and Summary

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Last Thursday, our CEO Jordan Friske sat down with Justin Banon from Boson Protocol for a thoughtful AMA session about both projects as well as the past, present, and future of RWAs. The full recording of the space is available to listen to here.

If you’re unable to catch the full AMA, don’t worry — we’ve got you covered! In this article, we’ll summarize some of the biggest takeaways for the Landshare community from the session, including our strategy for healthier liquidity, multichain, the RWA Token launch window, and a look ahead to some of our plans for 2024.

Let’s dive in!

RWA Liquidity Strategy

Liquidity is a top priority for the RWA Token update, since it’s one of the biggest drawbacks to traditional real estate investment. During the AMA, Jordan highlighted our desire to provide a truly liquid form of real estate investment, where investors can buy and sell for the full value of the underlying assets.

This goal has proven difficult to achieve, with many real estate projects acting as centralized market makers, creating illiquid DEX pools, or relying on entirely off-chain solutions.

To address the problem at its core, we’ve adopted a 3-pronged strategy:

  1. On-chain valuations: Through our partnership with Chainlink, we ensure the latest property valuations are brough on-chain and available to our smart contracts.
  2. Fixed price liquidity: Users can sell a limited number of tokens at net asset value. This mechanism is designed to ensure the value of RWA Tokens on the market represents the value of the underlying assets.
  3. DEX Trading: The most important piece of the puzzle, a DEX pool creates a secondary market for tokens that allows users to buy and sell at any time.

You can read more about the liquidity model for the RWA Token here.

Multichain Strategy

Multichain is another highly discussed topic, and one of our top priorities as we move forward into next year. Throughout the session, Jordan emphasized the importance of integrating RWA Tokens to leverage DeFi capabilities currently applied to traditional tokens. This involves utilizing decentralized exchanges, lending protocols, and the necessity for multichain capabilities to actualize this vision.

Furthermore, the implementation of multichain capabilities enhances our ability to engage with new users, as part of our broader strategy to amplify the visibility, exposure, and accessibility of Landshare.

When considering new chains to expand into, the following criteria are considered primarily important:

  • Daily active users
  • Synergistic projects for partnerships and integrations
  • Low gas fees
  • Bridge and liquidity access

Based on these criteria, in addition to community feedback, we are eyeing Polygon as the first cross-chain network for Landshare.

RWA Token Launch

The RWA Token launch is the essential first step towards realizing the objectives we’ve outlined during the AMA session and in our previous updates — DeFi integrations, healthy liquidity, and efficient scaling. With the RWA Token also comes improvements to every other aspect of the ecosystem, including new LAND Token utilities, a refreshed UI/UX, additional quality of life features, and much more.

After months of work, we are wrapping up the integrations and campaigns we’ve prepared for this update and are on track for a Q4 launch. The community can expect more details on the rollout of this new feature, including the migration timeline for existing Asset Token and NFT holders, followed by a full update launch. In the meantime, be sure to check out our Feature Preview article for a deep dive on our most ambitious update yet!

Roadmap and Future Plans

To wrap up the AMA, Jordan provided some insights into the project’s future plans. We are still finalizing the roadmap for 2024 and plan to put out a detailed post toward the end of the year. In the meantime, a few of our priorities were provided during the session:

Increased Visibility and Access

With the new feature launch, there is no better time to start expanding the visibility and access to the Landshare ecosystem! These are just a few of the avenues the team is exploring:

  1. Multichain: By expanding to new chains, Landshare will expand its reach to users outside of Binance Smart Chain and enhance the exposure through 3rd party integrations.
  2. New ways to buy LAND: The Landshare Token is key to all platform features, so it’s crucial to make it as easy as possible to obtain. The team is looking at new chains, new exchanges, and card payment options to accomplish this objective.
  3. Visibility of the team: Among other initiatives, we will continue to host AMAs with new partners and also begin community-focused AMAs to address questions specifically related to the project.
  4. Highlighting platform benefits: In our effort to build an on-chain financial future and make real estate investment accessible to everyone, it’s vital to spread the word about the unique benefits of the Landshare platform.

Property Expansion

In terms of property development, we have two main goals: expansion and diversification.

To this point, the focus has been on single family rentals and house flips. In addition to a brand-new property debuting with the RWA Token, the team is currently assessing new types of property investments, including short term rentals like Airbnbs and multi-unit properties.

Continued Development

Although the RWA Token update is comprehensive, our work doesn’t stop when it goes live! We will continue to improve on our existing features, including by adding the LAND Holder tracker recently proposed by the DAO. We’ll also be focused on further streamlining the RWA investment process, including by adding the option for credit/debit card payments. And of course, we’ll be adding new features and integrations to improve the utility of both LAND and the RWA Token.

These are just a few of our priorities — you can expect a much more comprehensive update toward the end of the year!

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Landshare Token: Utilities and Tokenomics

Landshare Token: Utilities and Tokenomics

Get an overview of Landshare's native utility token, LAND.

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The Landshare Token (LAND) is the native utility and governance token for Landshare. LAND sits at the heart of all platform features, serving as means of payment, access, voting, and more. It comprises one of the two tokens available to users, along with the upcoming RWA Token.

With two different tokens available, it’s vital to understand the role LAND plays in the platform and how it synergizes with the RWA Token to create a complete ecosystem. In this article, we will briefly compare LAND and the RWA Token, review a comprehensive list of LAND utilities, and take a fresh look at LAND’s current tokenomics.

LAND Token and RWA Token Compared

The Landshare platform features two different tokens — the Landshare Token (LAND) and the RWA Token (LSRWA). Although both tokens are integral parts of the ecosystem, they each serve their own unique purpose.

LAND Token Summarized

LAND is a traditional utility and governance token, similar to those available on many crypto platforms. It serves various roles throughout the entire platform and is used to access our signature features, including RWA investment, NFTs, staking, and the Landshare DAO. In short, LAND is the key to the entire Landshare platform!

LAND is an excellent choice for crypto-centric users looking for a traditional utility token. It is currently available for trade on Pancakeswap and Gate.io.

RWA Token Summarized

The RWA Token is a security token that enables real estate investment on Landshare. Unlike LAND, the RWA Token requires KYC to purchase.

Each RWA Token represents a share of a pool of US-based real estate assets. The value of each RWA Token grows proportionally with the value of underlying properties and the cash flow they produce, allowing investors to benefit by simply holding over time.

The RWA Token is an excellent choice for users looking to invest directly into real estate on the blockchain. To learn more about the RWA Token, check out our previous article Landshare RWA Token: Utilities and Tokenomics.

What are the utilities of LAND?

The LAND Token plays an essential role in all platform features, including vaults, governance, NFTs, and RWA offerings. This list covers the utilities up to and including the RWA Token update, but will continue to expand as new features are added to the platform.

Governance

The LAND Token represents voting power in the Landshare DAO, which is the primary governance mechanism for the platform. The DAO and its voters have direct control over key elements of the platform including:

  • Staking Rewards: The Landshare DAO has direct control over the percentage of newly minted LAND Tokens distributed as rewards to each staking vault.
  • Emission Rates: In addition to the distribution of reward tokens, the DAO can also increase or reduce the total number of reward tokens minted per day.
  • Treasury Funds: 2.5% of new tokens minted are distributed to the DAO treasury. The DAO has the authority to delegate these funds for grants, burns, marketing bounties, or anything else the community can think of!

Through the DAO, the future of the platform lies in the hands of LAND holders! For more details on governance mechanics, check out our docs page.

NFT Ecosystem

Landshare Real Estate NFTs are stylized 3D NFT models of the real-world assets offered on Landshare’s platform. NFTs enable RWA Token holders to earn additional yields through a unique gamified staking system.

The NFT ecosystem utilizes the LAND Token in a number of critical ways:

  • Marketplace: NFTs can be traded freely among users using LAND Tokens. Each marketplace transaction incurs a 5% fee.
  • Minting: In the updated NFT minting system, a 5% LAND fee is applied to each new mint.
  • Power: In order to upgrade and repair NFTs, you must generate the power resource. Additional power can be purchased with LAND through the resources tab.
  • Slots: Each NFT must be placed in a slot to be considered active. Users can purchase additional slots for 15 LAND a piece.
  • Premium Upgrades: Each NFT property can be enhanced using premium upgrades, which cost LAND to purchase.

RWA Fees & Payment

Investment in real-world assets is made possible through the RWA Token. However, the LAND Token plays an integral role in the process of acquiring and trading RWAs on Landshare.

In order to purchase RWA Tokens, you must make your payment in 90% stablecoins and 10% LAND tokens, pursuant to the total USD value of the purchase. For example, if you wish to purchase $1,000 in RWA Tokens, the total purchase price would be $900 in stablecoins and $100 in LAND Tokens.

With the new fixed-price liquidity pool, RWA Tokens can also be sold on demand based on the underlying asset value. When initiating these sales, a 1% LAND fee will apply. For example, a sale of $1,000 in RWA Tokens will incur a $10 LAND Token fee.

Staking

While LAND has many uses across the ecosystem, there is also an incentive for simply holding the token or providing liquidity — staking! There are 3 different ways to earn additional rewards from your Landshare Tokens through our vaults page:

  • Auto LAND Staking: The recommended option for most users. The Auto LAND Vault allows you to stake your LAND Tokens and earn LAND rewards over time. Rewards are automatically reinvested, enabling you to benefit from compound interest without lifting a finger.
  • Manual LAND Staking: Recommended for advanced users, manual LAND staking also generates rewards over time but does not automatically compound them. Instead, rewards can be harvested manually at any time.
  • LAND-BNB LP Staking: The LAND Token can be paired with BNB to provide liquidity on Pancakeswap. After providing liquidity, you will receive LP Tokens which can be staked for LAND Rewards. LP Staking generally has the highest APR of all the different vaults, making it a great option for savvy users. To learn more about providing LP, read our guide here.

LAND Tokenomics — an Updated Look

The Landshare Token has an elastic supply, with an adjustable minting rate and dynamic burning mechanics that can affect the total number of tokens over time. However, one thing remains unchanged—LAND has a hard minting cap of 10,000,000 tokens, with each burn counting against that number permanently. Here is a basic rundown of supply at the time of writing:

  • Total Supply: 4,186,897
  • Circulating Supply: 4,157,149
  • Supply Cap (effective): 9,981,683
  • Daily emissions: ~2050

A vesting schedule applied to the first year of launch and can be viewed in the Whitepaper. However, all vested tokens have since been released into circulating supply. With the exception of the DAO Treasury reserve and burnt tokens, all minted tokens are in active circulation. The remaining un-minted tokens will be distributed over time as staking rewards (97.5%) and to the DAO treasury (2.5%).

Burn Mechanisms

The LAND Token has a number of mechanisms designed to remove tokens from supply. Because the mint rate is capped at 10,000,000 tokens, each burn effectively reduces the supply cap of LAND permanently. Some examples of burn mechanisms are:

  • RWA Token Purchases: Each RWA Token purchase will be paid 10% in LAND Tokens, all of which are burned.
  • NFT Ecosystem: Any tokens collected as fees for minting new NFTs, property slots, or buying power are burned.
  • Elective DAO Burns: The DAO can vote to burn any number of tokens from its treasury fund, which comprises 2.5% of all tokens generated as well as Auto LAND staking fees.

Closing Thoughts

Landshare is about closing the gap between real estate and DeFi — and we achieve this through our two tokens, LAND and RWA. Each token serves a complimentary function in the Landshare ecosystem, and both are equally crucial to its success.

To learn more about the LAND Token and the platform features covered in this article, be sure to check out our collection of useful resources:

LAND can be purchased on Pancakeswap or Gate.io.

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The Rise of RWA Tokenization

The Rise of RWA Tokenization

An overview of the past, present, and future of tokenization

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Tokenization, the process of converting real-world assets (RWAs) into digital tokens, has gained significant momentum in both traditional finance and the blockchain space. Although a relatively new concept, it’s already starting to disrupt major traditional markets, including real estate, commodities, and even art.

According to a report by Deloitte, the global market for tokenization is expected to reach $544 billion by 2025, with Boston Consulting Group projecting a surge to $16 trillion by 2030. The numbers don’t lie — the rise of RWA tokenization is here, and this is only the beginning.

In this article, we will provide an overview of the past, present, and future of RWA tokenization, and its implications for both traditional finance and the future of the blockchain space.

What is RWA Tokenization?

RWA tokenization is a process where the ownership rights of a real-world asset, such as a rental property, are represented as digital tokens on a blockchain. The tokens become digital representations of ownership, usually in the form of shares in a legal entity that holds the RWA(s). In this way, the tokens take the place of traditional methods of tracking ownership, such as stock certificates or membership ledgers.

Tokenization can be used to fractionalize illiquid assets such as real estate, or simply to allow for real-world assets to be represented digitally. In short, it’s a method to create fractional units of any asset — physical or digital — and trade them on a blockchain.

The Origins of RWA Tokenization

The idea of asset tokenization can be traced back to the creation of Bitcoin, the world’s first cryptocurrency. Bitcoin was created in 2009 and introduced the concept of the blockchain, a distributed ledger technology which allows for secure and transparent transactions without the need for intermediaries.

While Bitcoin first introduced the blockchain to the world, the industry took a major step forward with the launch of smart contracts on Ethereum. Smart contracts are programs that can be deployed to a blockchain, enabling the execution of complex business logic on-chain. It quickly became clear that this technology could be used to digitize and fractionalize real world assets, creating an entirely new financial ecosystem.

With the technology in place, a clear legal framework was still required to truly facilitate tokenized ownership. In 2017, the US state of Delaware amended its General Corporation Law to account for the use of blockchain technology in corporate record-keeping, enabling the issuance of company shares as digital tokens. This landmark legislation established a legal basis for tokenized ownership of RWAs, marking a major victory for proponents of blockchain technology. Since then, several jurisdictions and regulatory bodies have made strides in acknowledging and providing legal support for tokenized RWAs.

The Growth of Tokenization

The early growth of tokenization has been nothing short of impressive, particularly in real estate. Investment in tokenized real estate has nearly tripled in the last year, making it the fastest growing security token sector. The adoption of tokenization in real estate is motivated primarily by the desire to provide liquidity to traditionally illiquid assets, enabling investors to gain exposure to the asset class without the requiring large amounts of capital.

Tokenization has also seen significant growth in the art world. According to a report by Art Basel and UBS, the global art market was valued at $67.4 billion in 2018. However, the market has traditionally been dominated by wealthy individuals, making it difficult for smaller investors to gain exposure. Tokenization solves this by allowing for the fractionalization of artwork, enabling modest investments in high value pieces.

Another growing use of tokenization is US Treasury Bills. According to a recent report from Coindesk, the total volume of tokenized T-Bills has reached over $600 million. This growth can be attributed to the difficulty for non-US investors to access this lucrative market, widely regarded as one of the safest investments in the world. Tokenization breaks down these international barriers by enabling seamless investment with stablecoins or other cryptocurrencies.

In total, the tokenized RWA market has ballooned to over $2.3 billion in a few short years. While this is impressive, projections for the total value of tokenized RWAs in 2030 range anywhere from $4 trillion all the way up to $16 trillion, a minimum 4-fold increase over the current market cap of all cryptocurrencies combined.

The Future of the Industry

While traditional finance and cryptocurrency are separate industries, many believe tokenization will play a key role in the future of both of them. In fact, tokenization may very well represent the bridge between the two industries, tying them together in a way that is mutually beneficial.

Cryptocurrencies are known to be highly volatile, with abrupt price movements and unpredictable market cycles becoming the norm. As the industry becomes more sophisticated, there is an increasing demand for products that provide reliable yields and access to traditional markets. Through tokenization, RWAs can be traded interchangeably with Bitcoin, stablecoins, and all other crypto assets, introducing an additional layer of value to the ecosystem.

Traditional finance, on the other hand, has long struggled to drag its infrastructure into the digital age. The global financial system is a series of disjointed and often archaic systems that present massive barriers to international investment. The blockchain, a borderless and decentralized financial network, offers a compelling solution to these longstanding challenges.

By integrating tokenization, financial systems across the world can be streamlined and modernized, particularly in cross-border transactions. The need for cumbersome systems like international bank wires and currency conversions can be eliminated entirely, replaced by instantaneous settlement and automated transactions through smart contracts.

Closing Thoughts

The meteoric rise of RWA tokenization has the potential to disrupt not only the cryptocurrency space, but also the global financial system as a whole. The blockchain is the financial infrastructure for the digital age, facilitating cross-border exchanges, instantaneous settlement, and trustless operations, and those in traditional finance are starting to take notice.

Cryptocurrency and finance are often view separately from one another, but RWA tokenization is the bridge between them — and may very well represent the future of both.

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7 Major Institutions That Have Embraced Tokenization

7 Major Institutions That Have Embraced Tokenization

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As the world continues to transition into the digital age, financial institutions are seeking new ways to transform legacy infrastructure into modern, global, and digitally native systems. One of the most promising developments on this front is the use of tokenization.

Tokenization involves the representation of traditional assets such as real estate, art, and stocks as digital tokens on a blockchain network. Tokenization can bring about several benefits, including increased liquidity, fractional ownership, and increased accessibility to investors. It breaks down geographic barriers presented by existing financial systems and enables seamless global exchange of assets.

As time goes on, more and more banks, financial institutions, and even governments are exploring tokenization as a solution to real world problems. In this article, we will highlight seven major institutions who have embraced this emerging technology.

1. JP Morgan

JP Morgan is one of the largest financial institutions in the world with a market cap of over $398 billion. The bank has been actively exploring the use of blockchain technology for several years, and has developed its own blockchain network, Quorum.

JPMorgan called tokenization a “Killer App” for TradFi, and have launched a division dedicated to enabling institutional investment in tokenized assets. JPMorgan went on to collaborate with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to launch a new pilot program, Project Guardian, to explore the exchange of tokenized assets on a public blockchain.

2. State Street

State Street is a leading financial services company that manages over $40 trillion in assets. State Street has been actively investing in blockchain technology and digital assets, and has launched several blockchain-based initiatives, including a platform for trading bonds using blockchain technology.

State Street has also established State Street Digital, a platform dedicated to the development of blockchain-based solutions. The platform provides institutional clients with tools for managing and trading digital assets, including cryptocurrencies and other tokenized assets. This demonstrates State Street’s commitment to exploring the potential of tokenization for enhancing financial transactions and their drive for innovation in the field.

3. Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank is a German-based investment bank with a market cap of over $20 billion. In 2020, Deutsche Bank began exploring asset tokenization, conducting a successful pilot project for the tokenization of €4 million ($4.9 million) worth of bonds.

Deutsche Bank doubled down in February 2023 by completing the proof-of-concept phase for Project DAMA, a platform designed to facilitate investment in tokenized securities.

4. BNY Mellon

BNY Mellon is a US-based investment bank with a market cap of over $46 billion. In 2020, BNY Mellon conducted a successful pilot project for the tokenization of a $25 million private equity fund. The project involved the use of blockchain technology to create digital tokens that represent ownership in the private equity fund.

In a 2022 survey of its clients, BNY Mellon found that a whopping 91% of large institutional asset managers, asset owners and hedge funds were interested in investing in some type of tokenized asset within the next few years. This demand led the BNY Mellon to become the first to launch a series of institutional-focused crypto services.

5. Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs is one of the most well-known investment banks globally, with a market capitalization of over $130 billion. The company has always been at the forefront of innovation, and this is no different when it comes to blockchain technology and digital assets.

Goldman Sachs has launched several initiatives to provide enterprise level investors with access to tokenized investment opportunities, including utilizing the technology to improve liquidity in illiquid markets. As a key player in the financial industry, Goldman Sach’s commitment to tokenization is likely to drive further adoption of tokenized securities by institutional-level investors.

6. PayPal

PayPal is a US-based payment processing company with a market cap of over $300 billion. The company has been actively exploring blockchain technology and its potential applications such as asset tokenization. In 2020, PayPal was granted a patent for a blockchain-based platform that allows for the tokenization of virtual assets.

The platform designed by PayPal is intended to facilitate the trading of virtual assets, including video game items, digital art, and loyalty points. These virtual assets are often stored in centralized databases and are difficult to transfer or trade. The tokenization of these assets on a blockchain-based platform would enable users to trade them with ease, potentially creating new markets for these assets.

7. Fidelity

Fidelity Investments is a leading financial services company with over $4.5 trillion in assets under management. The company has been actively exploring the use of blockchain technology and has been involved in several tokenization projects, including tokenized real estate, securities, and other real-world assets. Through tokenization, Fidelity aims to increase liquidity, reduce transaction costs, and create new investment opportunities for its clients.

In addition to its tokenization initiatives, Fidelity has launched a blockchain-based platform, Fidelity Digital Assets, which allows for the storage and trading of cryptocurrencies. The platform was created to meet the growing demand for institutional-grade cryptocurrency custody and trading services. With its significant investments and initiatives in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space already made, Fidelity is likely to expand its efforts in the growing trend of tokenization going forward.

Closing Thoughts

While these major institutions have varying degrees of involvement in tokenization, it is clear that they have recognized the potential benefits. As blockchain technology continues to mature and regulatory frameworks become clearer, it is likely that more institutions will follow suit and embrace tokenization as a way to streamline their operations and provide greater value to their customers.

Tokenization has the potential to transform the way that traditional financial institutions operate. By allowing assets to be digitized and traded on a blockchain network, tokenization can provide greater liquidity, transparency, and efficiency to the financial system. While tokenization is still in its early stages, these 7 major institutions have taken the first steps towards embracing tokenization and creating a clearer path for investors to access this emerging technology.

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Tokenization: Crypto’s Most Compelling Use Case

Tokenization: Crypto’s Most Compelling Use Case

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When someone thinks of cryptocurrency, the first things that come to mind are usually Bitcoin, NFTs, meme coins, or yield farming. Despite the public attention and large sums of money directed toward these applications of the technology, many in the financial sector believe that the most compelling use case is something less widely known — tokenization.

Tokenization is the process of converting an off-chain asset to a token, which becomes the on-chain representation of that asset. Tokenization can be used to fractionalize illiquid assets such as real estate or simply to allow the for the asset to be traded, transferred, or leveraged on the blockchain.

While tokenization is still a new concept, there are a growing number of banks, hedge funds, and governments starting to take notice. In November 2022, J.P. Morgan, DBS Bank and SBI Digital Asset Holdings used on-chain protocols to exchange tokenized government bonds. Following suit, Israel recently announced their intention to begin testing tokenized government bonds as well.

These programs may simply be the tip of the iceberg — there is widespread belief that tokenization may soon disrupt real estate, stock trading, and global commodity markets. But why would traditional financial systems be upended and replaced with tokenization? Let’s take a look at some of the reasons tokenization is viewed as one of the most promising use cases for the blockchain.

Disruption of traditional securities markets

All marketplaces have one goal in common — to become more efficient. Despite this, security markets still rely on an archaic network of banks, brokers, transfer agents, clearing houses, market makers, and more. While many aspects of the process have been digitized and streamlined, the underlying structure remains unchanged from what has been in place for decades. Because of all the moving parts, fees are often high and the transfer of funds in and out of the brokerage can take several days. This is why many, including Blackrock CEO Larry Fink, believe that tokenization is the next logical step for marketplaces to take.

At a recent event, Fink stated that “the next generation for markets, the next generation for securities, will be tokenization of securities.” He went on to say that tokenization can provide “instantaneous settlement” and “reduced fees” by leveraging the blockchain’s distributing ledger system. In addition, the open nature of the blockchain means that trades are transparent, trustless, and the need for intermediaries is largely eliminated.

Fractionalization and digitization of real estate

Buying, selling or transferring real estate requires the need of middlemen, title companies, and lawyers to manage paperwork or act as an escrow between you and a buyer. The system used to buy and sell real estate is largely unchanged from decades ago, relying on a series of manual processes that incur fees at each step.

Tokenization can be used to easily fractionalize, securitize, and trade traditionally illiquid assets such as real estate. Turning a real estate asset or development project into easily marketable securities is traditionally only achievable through high-fee brokerages or other investment portals. Tokenization makes this process far easier — fractional real estate securities can be issued on a public blockchain instead, meaning lower minimum investments, access to a global base of investors, and the ability to create a secondary market using smart contracts.

The emerging Tokenized Asset market is currently only valuated at roughly $0.6 billion, but due largely to the potential shown by tokenized real estate, many in the financial sector are bullish on tokenization as a disruptive force. Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is estimating asset tokenization will grow by 2500% by 2030, and the World Economic Forum estimates that tokenized markets could “potentially be worth as much as $24 trillion by 2027”.

The tokenization of “everything”

Tokenization is not limited to stocks and real estate. Virtually anything can be tokenized — natural resources, art, collectibles, currencies, and even carbon credits. This means that a digital marketplace consisting of virtually every asset imaginable, all existing on a single network, is a distinct possibility.

In fact, S&P Global executives have stated “we think the tokenization of everything is going to happen.” The ability to trade any asset in a shared digital space would fundamentally change the way global commodity markets work. Precious metals, energy resources, and agricultural products can all be traded on the blockchain’s distributed digital ledger through tokenization, with instant transfers and settlement anywhere in the world.

Leveraging smart contracts

When assets are tokenized, they exist as on-chain tokens utilizing existing standards such as ERC-20. Put simply, they can interact with smart contracts and DeFi protocols like any native crypto asset. Many crypto-savvy readers may be familiar with loan protocols, staking contracts, perpetual futures trading, and decentralized liquidity pools. When traditional assets are tokenized, they can interact with these protocols — creating brand new investment strategies and streamlining complex transactions.

This is far from a hypothetical use case — as part of the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s Project Guardian, borrow/lend smart contracts utilizing on-chain verification were used to carry out foreign exchange transactions without the need for intermediaries. In one transaction, 10.4 million JPY (roughly $70,000) was transferred with a transaction fee of only $0.03 USD.

Closing thoughts

Key players around the globe are all in agreement — asset tokenization is the future of marketplaces. While some firm’s estimations are loftier than others, it is important to view how these firms are forming their estimates. The World Economic Forum notes that if only 10% of the world’s GDP is tokenized, its market cap would climb to $24 trillion. The Boston Consulting Group agrees with the WEF, noting that the value of tokenized assets could surpass $16 trillion by 2030 if even a fraction of the world’s GDP is tokenized.

The varying projections each firm has comes down to a matter of opinion. Yet, there is widespread belief that adoption will happen; the only point of disagreement is how quickly it will happen. As the world becomes increasingly digital, it stands to reason that traditional systems will look to transition to digitally-native infrastructures. With tokenization, you can transform anything into a trustless, instantaneous, liquid, and fractional asset.

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Why Real Estate-Backed Tokens Offer the Best Safe Haven for Crypto Traders

Why Real Estate-Backed Tokens Offer the Best Safe Haven for Crypto Traders

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It’s no secret that the cryptocurrency market is highly volatile. While its potential upside is unmatched, it also frequently experiences sharp price corrections and enters prolonged bear markets. When this happens, investors need a place to protect their funds from losses — often referred to as safe havens.

A safe haven is a type of investment that is expected to retain or increase in value during times of market turbulence. Investors move funds into safe havens to mitigate their risk of losses during market downturns. In the crypto space, these types of investments can be difficult to find — especially if the investor is also expecting a consistent return.

Real estate-backed tokens offer the ability to invest in real estate directly on-chain. They are not affected by cryptocurrency bear markets because their value is derived from real world assets. By moving trading profits and idle funds into real estate-backed tokens, investors can protect their funds from volatility while also earning regular cash flows.

What are real estate-backed tokens?

Real estate-backed tokens, or Asset Tokens, are cryptocurrencies that represent the ownership of real-world assets. To put it simply, the value of an Asset Token is based directly on the value of the asset it represents. All of this is made possible by a process called Tokenization.

Tokenization Model

Tokenization splits the ownership of a real estate asset into smaller parts represented by tokens. Each individual holder of the tokens is a co-owner of the asset and receives a share of the profits it generates. Asset Tokens tokens can be bought, sold, or traded just like any other token on the blockchain.

For a more detailed description of Asset Tokens and the process of Tokenization, check out Landshare’s Tokenized Asset Overview video.

Real Estate Tokens vs. Stablecoins

Traditionally, crypto traders move their funds to stablecoins such as USDT, BUSD, and USDC to take profits or protect themselves from market downturns. Because the value of a stablecoin is always at or near $1 USD, they allow traders to keep their funds on-chain while protecting themselves from volatility and price fluctuations. While stablecoins offer great utility in this regard, real estate-backed tokens offer several unique advantages as a safe haven for crypto traders.

1:1 Backing

Tether’s USDT is the most popular stablecoin in the market today. There is a widespread assumption that Tether holds enough USD to back up the whopping 69,000,000,000+ circulating supply of USDT. However, at this point it is not clear how many USDT tokens are backed by actual USD. According to a recent Bloomberg article:

“Exactly how Tether is backed, or if it’s truly backed at all, has always been a mystery. For years a persistent group of critics has argued that, despite the company’s assurances, Tether Holdings doesn’t have enough assets to maintain the 1-to-1 exchange rate, meaning its coin is essentially a fraud.”

On October 15, 2021, the CFTC ordered Tether to pay a $41 million dollar fine for issuing unbacked USDT tokens. According to the release:

“The Tether order finds that since its launch in 2014, Tether has represented that the tether token is a stablecoin with its value pegged to fiat currency and 100% backed by corresponding fiat assets, including U.S. dollars and euros. However, the Tether order finds that from at least June 1, 2016 to February 25, 2019, Tether misrepresented to customers and the market that Tether maintained sufficient U.S. dollar reserves to back every USDT in circulation with the “equivalent amount of corresponding fiat currency” held by Tether and “safely deposited” in Tether’s bank accounts. In fact Tether reserves were not “fully-backed” the majority of the time.”

The concerns over Tether’s operations should be taken seriously if cryptocurrency is to be adopted by the mainstream public. Without being collateralized 1:1 USD, a “run-on-the-bank” situation, or even regulatory actions, could leave hundreds of millions of users with valueless USDT that can no longer be redeemed for $1 USD.

By contrast, Asset Tokens are fixed supply tokens transparently backed by real world assets. Because token holders are shareholders of the asset itself, they have a direct legal claim to their share of the asset’s value.

Cash returns and appreciation

While stablecoins offer protections against market downturns, they do not intrinsically offer any yields or returns to investors, nor can they appreciate in value. In fact, due to inflation rates reaching 30-year highs, holding stablecoins can mean a loss of buying power over time.

Asset Tokens offer similar protections from the volatility of cryptocurrency while also offering annual cash yields and value appreciation averaging between 6–8% and 5–10% respectively, for total annual returns up to 18%. While the value of the US dollar shrinks, US home prices are projected to increase by 13.6% over the next year.

Security

Traders may choose to stake stablecoins on loan or yield farming platforms such as Venus or Beefy Finance. These platforms offer a great way to earn some extra income while holding USD and greatly outperform the rates offered by banks.

Unfortunately, these platforms come with their own risks that can still result in traders losing their investment. Due to the open nature of DeFi, many protocols have vulnerabilities that can be exploited by hackers, and these attacks are not uncommon. $119 million was recently stolen from BadgerDAO by hackers, Cream Finance was exploited for over $100 million, and Poly Network was exploited for $600 million. According to Cipher Trace, over $10 Billion was stolen in DeFi related theft this year.

In addition to DeFi risks, investors are vulnerable to the loss or theft of wallet private keys and exchange hacks, meaning funds can be lost even by holding. If these events occur, there is typically no way to retrieve lost funds.

Tokenized Real Estate offers additional security measures that traditional protocols cannot. While traditional tokens can be lost due to DeFi exploits or wallet hacks, Asset Tokens are immune to this because they are owned by the investor, not a wallet. If an investor’s wallet suffers an attack or is compromised, the stolen tokens can be administratively reissued to a secured wallet.

Conclusion

Tokenized Assets offer a great way to hold your profits in a secure and traditionally stable manner without the risks of being run on, being hacked, or sitting on depreciating assets. While your first thought for a safe haven may be holding stablecoins, it may be time to consider real estate-backed tokens as an alternative.

Landshare offers fractional real estate investment on the blockchain, enabling hassle-free investment for as little as $50. You can find out more about the Landshare platform at https://landshare.io and view our current offering at https://app.landshare.io/property-details.

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4 Reasons to Invest in Real Estate in St. Louis

4 Reasons to Invest in Real Estate in St. Louis

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Located in the heart of middle America, St. Louis, MO is one of the USA’s most iconic cities. From the Gateway Arch to its world-famous Jazz music, the city has something for everyone. Home to over 2,800,000 people, many investors consider St. Louis one of the best markets for cash flow property investment.

There are good reasons for this – St. Louis has an excellent job market, steady population growth, plenty of renters, a high quality of life, and its properties have consistently appreciated in value over time.

1. Job Market

St. Louis is competitive among other thriving urban areas, partially due to the expanding work opportunities within the technology and creative sectors. The job market is reinforced by established brands such as Anheuser-Busch, Boeing, Express Scripts, and many others. In 2018, a study by Glassdoor – one of the world’s leading career recruitment sites – found that out of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the United States, St. Louis was the second-best city for job seekers.

With an unemployment rate of 2.9%, St. Louis excels when compared to the national average of 3.6%.  Additionally, the GDP of St. Louis has grown nearly 23% over the last 10 years according to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. The appeal St. Louis has to potential renters makes sense; a strong job market is the backbone of a growing and thriving city and allows plenty of workers to make St. Louis their home.

2. Population Growth

St. Louis has welcomed steady population growth over the last decade. Being home to roughly 2,800,000 people as of 2019, it is the 20th largest metropolitan area in the United States. People move to St. Louis from all around the country due to its diverse economy, low cost of living, and numerous entertainment options.

As a biotech and business hub, St. Louis is also home to roughly 40 colleges and universities. It stands to reason that St. Louis is one of the top cities in the US for recent college graduates and those seeking an education.

3. Plethora of Renters

In St. Louis, renters occupy more than half of the housing units (54%). More than half of the households in St. Louis still prefer to rent rather than own! A population that prefers renting to owning means real estate investors will never have to worry about finding a tenant to occupy their property. With 2.8 million people, and 54% currently renting, property managers have a whopping 1.5+ million potential tenants.

With the 3rd lowest price-to-rent ratio among major US cities, St. Louis is a top choice for cash flow properties. Price-to-rent ratio is defined by the ratio between the value of a property and how much rent it can generate. Put simply, a lower price-to-rent ratio means higher cash returns for investors.

A new study by WalletHub ranked St. Louis among the top 100 locations for renters. The research examined the same critical factors that real estate investors consider, such as rental market activity, job and population growth, and families’ preference for renting as opposed to owning.

4. Quality of Life

St. Louis offers a vibrant lifestyle and community for residents, ranking among the top places to live in the United States. Whether you are a sports fan, looking to progress in your career, or hoping to start a family, St. Louis is an enticing choice.

The cost of living in St. Louis is affordable due to real estate costs that are significantly lower than the national average. Families can choose their ideal home in the community of their choice while staying within their financial means. There are plenty of opportunities for upward growth via property appreciation as the population continues to grow.

St. Louis is also a hotbed for arts and entertainment. World-famous for its jazz music, barbeque, and nightlife, the city has a rich tradition and a vibrant downtown culture. The St. Louis Cardinals have one of the most loyal and exuberant fan bases in MLB. Busch Stadium has been named one of the top 10 venues in the nation by Bleacher Report and Fox Sports for its vantage points, friendliness, and capacity for both indoor and outdoor viewing of sporting events.

As more people flock to areas with unique cultures and plenty of entertainment options, cities like St. Louis will continue to grow. When population increases, so do property values and potential renters.

Conclusion

Choosing the location of an investment property can make or break your investment. St. Louis offers numerous qualities that make it the perfect place to look for your next investment. With a vast array of activities in the city, a rich and expanding job market, and a steadily growing population, St. Louis offers one of the best cash flow markets in the country.

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What is Asset Tokenization?

What is Asset Tokenization?

Learn about tokenization and the benefits it provides

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The birth of Bitcoin created a new realm of possibilities for the way securities and other assets are
created, handled, and exchanged. The blockchain is changing the financial landscape by making it simple to divide an asset into smaller units of ownership, democratizing investment in previously illiquid assets and establishing more equitable marketplaces.

Every type of asset, including paintings, digital media platforms, real estate, stocks, and collectibles can be fractionalized and tokenized on blockchain’s distributed ledger.

Asset Tokenization Summarized

Asset Tokenization is the process of creating digital tokens on the blockchain which represent the ownership of various real world and digital assets. Due to the unchangeable nature of blockchain, once you purchase tokens that represent an asset, no authority can remove or alter your ownership. In some cases, such as Landshare’s real estate tokens, holders also earn dividends generated by the underlying asset.

For example, if there are 100,000 tokens created for a given asset, and you hold 10,000 of them, you possess a 10% share in the value of that asset. In addition to ownership, you are also entitled to 10% of any net profits generated from the asset (i.e., rental income).

How does Asset Tokenization work?

One common question with asset tokenization is how it works in practice. For example, how can 500 different people own a house? Who controls the asset, and what kind of power do they have over it?

To solve these issues, the asset is not tokenized directly. Rather, the asset is held in an LLC, corporation, or DAO, and ownership of that entity is represented by the tokens. When purchasing a tokenized asset, you are actually purchasing an ownership share of the company or organization that owns it.

Management

Source: A General Model Of Asset Tokenization — Otonomos.com

As legal shareholders, token holders enjoy all the same financial and legal rights of shareholders in any other company, including profit distributions, fraud protection, and certain voting rights. In this way, asset-backed tokens are uniquely secure investments in a space that is known to suffer from rug pulls, scams, and theft.

Why is Asset Tokenization important?

Asset Tokenization ushers in a new paradigm for real estate investing. Asset tokenization allows real estate to become a trustless, fractional, and liquid asset. To better understand why Asset Tokenization is important let’s look a few examples.

1. Trustless investing

Transferring ownership of a real estate asset today requires the need of middlemen, title companies, and lawyers to manage paperwork or act as an escrow between you and a buyer, which adds time and cost.

Through Asset Tokenization, real estate investing can be done without the lengthy third-party middlemen and title companies. A trustless process with instantly verifiability is beneficial for buyers and sellers alike. By eliminating administrative overhead and brokerage fees, more of the income is returned directly to investors

2. Transforming illiquid assets into liquid assets

Traditional real estate transactions that require sellers to go through the process of listing their asset on the market, screening offers, and completing paperwork to trade their asset. With Asset Tokenization, investors can instantly buy or sell their assets in a matter of seconds on the blockchain through services such as DS Swap.

3. Fractional sales

Asset Tokenization also transforms real estate into a fractional investment. There is no longer the need to sell the entirety of your real estate asset(s) to gain capital. Instead, you can choose to sell as little, or as much, of a share of your property allowing you to still maintain ownership.

Consider that you own a property valued at $300,000. Asset tokenization allows for the conversion of this property’s ownership into 300,000 tokens, each of which would represent a minuscule fraction (0.00033%) of the total property. If you were to need $50,000 in capital, selling your property would not make sense because you would still need a place to live. Instead, you can list 16.67% of your property for sale granting you the ability to maintain majority ownership while still getting the $50,000 in capital you need.

Likewise for investors, introducing liquidity to real estate assets allows for modest investments in a property. For instance, an investor can now diversify their portfolio with real estate assets for as little as $50 – something that historically was not possible.

Conclusion

Asset tokenization is revolutionizing the way assets are being traded, allowing for the fractionalization and digitization of assets including real estate, precious metals, art, and even sports memorabilia. Traditionally illiquid assets are now becoming liquid and granting trustless, fractional investment opportunities for people around the globe to diversify their portfolio with assets they were once priced out of.

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Landshare DAO Now Live!

Landshare DAO Now Live!

Landshare DAO Now Live! The Landshare team is thrilled to an

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The Landshare team is thrilled to announce the Landshare DAO is officially live!

With the Landshare DAO, high-level decisions are put in the hands of LAND holders through a decentralized governance model. The DAO gives LAND holders the ability to exercise administrative control over staking vaults, manage the DAO treasury, create customized marketing bounties, and much more.

To read more about what the Landshare DAO is, and what LAND holders will be able to do within the DAO, click here.

Landshare Token Migration

Alongside with the launch of the Landshare DAO, a token migration is required. To begin migrating your tokens please use the link located below.

NOTE: The only official migration page is https://app.landshare.io/migration Please verify the URL and do not try to migrate your tokens through any other means!

We want to make the migration process as simple and painless as possible. Our migration page will take you through the process step by step, all the way from staking your V1 tokens to staking your V2 tokens with no interruptions. Please see the guides below for each type of migration:

If your tokens are on Gate.io, they will automatically be migrated, and no action is required on your part.

To read more about the migration process and receive some tips about how to optimize your token migration, please click here.

DAO Overview

The Landshare DAO can be viewed as an expansion of our existing Governance Protocol — more powerful, more autonomous, and now central to the operation of the platform. The Landshare DAO is designed to give LAND Token holders control over the Landshare ecosystem with the LAND Token as a means of governance. With the transition to a DAO model, token holders will take control of a token fund and have administrative control over staking vaults and other platform features.

On a basic level, the DAO works like this:

  1. Anyone holding at least 100 LAND can create a proposal using our prebuilt templates or by building a custom proposal from scratch.
  2. LAND holders vote on the proposals, with each LAND token staked or held counting as 1 vote.
  3. If the proposal passes, it can be executed autonomously after a short arbitration process.

For a more detailed breakdown of how the DAO works, please see our docs page here.

Default proposal options

The Landshare DAO comes with 6 default proposal templates. These templates can be accessed by visiting the DAO page and pressing the “Create” button:

Each of these proposals has a prebuilt Safesnap template and can be automatically executed after a successful vote. To read more about the default proposals, click here.

In addition to the preset proposals available on the Landshare App, anyone can create a custom proposal using Snapshot and the Safesnap plugin. Custom proposals can be created if none of the existing presets fit the criteria of your proposal.

Staking management

The Landshare DAO has direct control over the new staking vaults, with the ability to directly change vault allocations, total minting rate, and Auto LAND fees.

The Change Vault Allocation proposal allows the DAO to directly change the daily reward allocation of LAND Tokens in the staking contract. A total of 3500 LAND per day is split among three pools:

  • Burn Pool: Any allocation to the burn pool prevents those tokens from being minted. Tokens should be allocated to the burn pool if there is a desire to reduce the total staking rewards. Inversely, tokens can be removed from the burn pool to increase rewards.
  • LAND Staking: Tokens allocated to LAND Staking are distributed to those who stake LAND in both the Staking and Auto LAND pools.
  • LP Staking: Tokens allocated to LP Staking are distributed to those who stake Pancakeswap LAND-BNB LP Tokens.

Treasury Grants

Treasury grants are specific requests for funds from the Landshare DAO Treasury. Anyone can request funds for any purpose, including but not limited to:

  • Creating content including videos, Tweets, or articles
  • Third party partnerships, such as LP Farms
  • Developing features or updates to the platform

If you are a content creator, developer, or marketer and would like to contribute to the Landshare ecosystem, requesting a treasury grant is a great way to get started. For a full guide on submitting a grant request use our guide located here.

Marketing Bounties and Contests

The DAO can create LAND reward incentives for engagement and content creation using the Marketing Fund. This system is design to allow the community to incentive grassroots engagement and reward content creators, community members, or anyone that wants to help spread the word about the Landshare platform.

Marketing bounties and contests can be created by the DAO, pledging a certain amount of LAND tokens as a reward for a given task. Examples of tasks could include:

  • Writing an educational piece of content about the Landshare platform
  • Sharing prominent announcements about Landshare on Twitter
  • Creating videos about the Landshare platform or features
  • Any other idea that the DAO would like to propose!

These funds can be used in two ways: bounties and contests. Bounties are simple tasks such as posting on Twitter, Reddit, or Coinmarketcap. After a bounty goes live, anyone in the community can participate by posting proof of completion to the DAO admins.

Contests, on the other hand, are designed to reward a limited number of entries of the highest quality. In this case, the community votes for the winners after a designated submission period.

For a full guide on creating a bounty or contest you can use our guide located here.

DAO and Migration Resources

If you are new to Landshare or have questions about the DAO or token contract migration, please see below for a list of useful resources:

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