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SolidX Is Bringing Bitcoin to Wall Street

SolidX Is Bringing Bitcoin to Wall Street | Property TECH | Scoop.it
In the latest episode of Epicenter Bitcoin, Brian Fabian Crain and Sebastien Couture were joined by Daniel Gallancy, CEO and Founder of SolidX Partners Inc. With his company that recently raised a US$3 million funding round from Liberty City Ventures and Wall Street investors, he aims to make Bitcoin accessible to financial investors that have so far been excluded from the Bitcoin market.
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Can smart cities prevent cyber risk? | ComputerWorld Hong Kong

Can smart cities prevent cyber risk? | ComputerWorld Hong Kong | Property TECH | Scoop.it
Smart cities are growing at a vertiginous pace across the APAC region but are they ready to deal with cyber threats?
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Tech Firms to Lease Up to 25% of New Offices in SE Asia

Tech Firms to Lease Up to 25% of New Offices in SE Asia | Property TECH | Scoop.it
Tech firms will account for 15 to 25 percent of annual office leasing volumes in Southeast Asia in the coming ten years, according to real estate firm JLL.
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As Real Estate Tech Investments Rise, Here Are The Tools To Watch

As Real Estate Tech Investments Rise, Here Are The Tools To Watch | Property TECH | Scoop.it
Investment in real estate technology is at an all-time high. Here are some of the latest innovations buyers, sellers, agents and lenders should set their sights on.
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The world’s first “high-tech eco village” will reinvent suburbs

The world’s first “high-tech eco village” will reinvent suburbs | Property TECH | Scoop.it
ReGen village, in the Netherlands, will collect and store its own water and energy, grow its own food, and process much of its own waste. Also: no cars.
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Corigin Ventures | Venture Capital

Corigin Ventures | Venture Capital | Property TECH | Scoop.it
With an eye on investing in real estate tech companies, venture capital firm Corigin Ventures has raised $22 million and plans to bring in another $27.9 million by the end of the year
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"With an eye on investing in real estate tech companies, venture capital firm Corigin Ventures has raised $22 million and plans to bring in another $27.9 million by the end of the year." via @therealdeal

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Airbnb And Niido Plan Up To 14 Home-Sharing Apartment Buildings By 2020

Airbnb And Niido Plan Up To 14 Home-Sharing Apartment Buildings By 2020 | Property TECH | Scoop.it
Airbnb has announced its second branded apartment community, a property in Downtown Nashville that will rent to both long- and short-term residents. The company also says it plans to open more such properties — as many as 14 by 2020.
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Startup Partnered With Marriott and Airbnb Eyes Funding, Deals - Bloomberg

Startup Partnered With Marriott and Airbnb Eyes Funding, Deals - Bloomberg | Property TECH | Scoop.it
Hostmaker, which offers management services for properties listed on Airbnb Inc. and elsewhere, is working on its third funding round as it seeks to enter new markets and develop more technology.
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Using AI to Improve Our Cities and Lives –

“Anything that could give rise to smarter-than-human intelligence — in the form of artificial intelligence, brain-computer interfaces, or neuroscience-based human intelligence enhancement — wins…
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Autonomous vehicles are coming to California in 2019 thanks to Daimler, Bosch and Nvidia

Autonomous vehicles are coming to California in 2019 thanks to Daimler, Bosch and Nvidia | Property TECH | Scoop.it
Can Daimler and Bosch really transform the face of urban mobility?
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Collaboration through technology: The key to a prosperous society

Collaboration through technology: The key to a prosperous society | Property TECH | Scoop.it
Local autorithies' growing interest for data and technology shows how essential it is to implement the right digital infrastructure to shape urba
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Colonialism and the Lost Indigenous Housing Designs by Kayla DeVault —

Colonialism and the Lost Indigenous Housing Designs by Kayla DeVault — | Property TECH | Scoop.it
Developed over thousands of years, traditional architecture can also build climate resiliency.
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Amazon Goes Head-To-Head With Pharmacy Retail Chains

Amazon Goes Head-To-Head With Pharmacy Retail Chains | Property TECH | Scoop.it

“Pharmacy retail chains are preparing for hefty competition and the threat of declining foot traffic after discovering Amazon has launched an exclusive line of over-the-counter health products.”

Clarence Wong, MSRE's insight:

Traditional drug stores and big-box stores like Walmart/Target have always offered low cost generic brand medicine, but Amazon is now offering even lower cost alternatives through its Amazon Basic Care over-the-counter health product line.


By undercutting drug stores and big-box stores in price for generic over-the-counter medicine and also offering the name brands, Amazon is giving its customers even more reason to continue ordering through them for daily-needs products.


Until Amazon starts to offer prescription medicine, drug stores have the upper hand on this, but they still need to be on the defensive. So it’s no wonder CVS and Walgreens are teaming up with health care companies Aetna and UnitedHealth respectively to help maintain foot traffic.

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Bill Gates firm buys Arizona land for $80 million to create 'smart city'

Bill Gates firm buys Arizona land for $80 million to create 'smart city' | Property TECH | Scoop.it
A real estate investment firm owned by Bill Gates recently bought land in Arizona for $80 million to be developed into a “smart city.”
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Bill Gates recently purchased 25,000 acres for $80 million to develop a new smart city called Belmont in Tonopah, 50 miles west of Phoenix. While Columbus, OH, winner of the 2016 Smart City Challenge, would be the first existing U.S. city to be upgraded to a ‘smart city’, Belmont would be the ‘smart city’ built from the ground up in the US.


Belmont plans call for smart infrastructure, autonomous vehicles as well as upgraded manufacturing and distribution networks. The CRE portion will comprise of 80,000 residential units, in addition to 470 acres for public schools and 3,800 acres designated for offices, commercial buildings and retail.

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Bangalore, SG and Shenzhen Lead Top Tech Locations in Asia

Bangalore, SG and Shenzhen Lead Top Tech Locations in Asia | Property TECH | Scoop.it
Bangalore, Singapore, and Shenzhen lead a list of top locations for high tech companies to set up shop in Asia, according to Colliers International.
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The green and sustainability loan market: ready for take-off :: Environmental Finance

The green and sustainability loan market: ready for take-off :: Environmental Finance | Property TECH | Scoop.it
Green and sustainability loans are the hot new trend in sustainable finance. Could they outgrow the booming green bond market, ask Nick Roumpis and Peter Cripps.
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5 Trends Emerge in the Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2018 - Smarter With Gartner

5 Trends Emerge in the Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2018 - Smarter With Gartner | Property TECH | Scoop.it
Widespread artificial intelligence, biohacking, new platforms and immersive experiences dominate this year’s Gartner Hype Cycle.
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Sidewalk to Sofa: Why Partnerships Matter in Smart Apartments

Sidewalk to Sofa: Why Partnerships Matter in Smart Apartments | Property TECH | Scoop.it
The Internet of Things has the ability to make things easier, faster, and more secure across a variety of industries. In the multifamily real estate industry, it can improve everything from package delivery, property-wide access, thermostat control, and much more. Currently, package delivery in multifamily is receiving a lot of media attention. Most already realize …
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Property innovations for a warming planet

Property innovations for a warming planet | Property TECH | Scoop.it
An unusually cold winter followed by a near-global heatwave has brought the issue of climate change to the fore. A range of tech is available and in use for stemming emissions and mitigating the effects, as new climate norms emerge.
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Our first look at Alphabet’s smart city

Our first look at Alphabet’s smart city | Property TECH | Scoop.it
Timber towers and smart pavement: Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs is sharing an early glimpse of its Toronto development.
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The future of proptech in Asia lies in AI, VR, and blockchain

The future of proptech in Asia lies in AI, VR, and blockchain | Property TECH | Scoop.it
Julian Kwan (CEO of InvestaCrowd), Albert Ovidi (COO of JLL Asia Pacific), and Hari V. Krishnan (CEO of PropertyGuru Group) share their thoughts.
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'New retail' convergence of offline and e-commerce sales transforming Asia's business landscape

'New retail' convergence of offline and e-commerce sales transforming Asia's business landscape | Property TECH | Scoop.it
The merger of offline and online retail being pioneered by the likes the Alibaba — dubbed ‘new retail’ — will provide the foundation on which emerging economies will be built, a new report claims.
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La tech au service de l'immobilier

La tech au service de l'immobilier | Property TECH | Scoop.it
Présents au Mipim Proptech des 20 et 21 juin derniers, les acteurs européens de la "real estech" veulent réinventer l'écosystème de l'immobilier.
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Why Venture Capitalists Are Investing Billions Into Real Estate Technology

Why Venture Capitalists Are Investing Billions Into Real Estate Technology | Property TECH | Scoop.it
Now is the time to get involved with real estate technology.
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$3B Investment Wave Expected to Drive Proptech Innovation in Asia

$3B Investment Wave Expected to Drive Proptech Innovation in Asia | Property TECH | Scoop.it
At a time when more than 300 million Chinese have used online food delivery and some 10 percent of the mainland population have signed up for ride-hailing apps, one may wonder when the tech revolution will reach what may be... Read More>>
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Wal-Mart Already Has a Thriving Online Grocery Business, Just Not in the U.S.

Wal-Mart Already Has a Thriving Online Grocery Business, Just Not in the U.S. | Property TECH | Scoop.it
Watch out, Amazon.
Clarence Wong, MSRE's insight:

With all the focus on Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods, Walmart has quietly developed a successful online grocery business in China, capable of bringing fresh produce from its shelves to the homes of consumers within one hour.


To accomplish this challenge, Walmart has created a network of chilled mini-warehouses, used artificial intelligence (AI) to tailor inventories, and crowdsourced delivery people to bring fresh groceries to consumers.


By year end, Walmart will have one-hour delivery available to consumers within 1.9-mile radii of 161 Walmarts in China. There are also plans to add smaller freestanding last-mile “dark stores” outside of these 1.9-mile radii.


Could a similar business model be adopted and one day in the U.S.?

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