Based in Japan, DexisChain aims to bridge the gap between real estate, technology, and innovation by creating a universal real estate market prediction platform using blockchain that will increase transparency and lower the barrier of entry for the average investor. The company has announced that the official public launch of DexisChain Protocol Token (DCPT) will start on the 6th of August 2018, along with a pre-sale that is live and will run until the 5th of August.
The token will act as both a medium of exchange and as a staking mechanism for the surfacing of questions with optimal market relevance. Currently $7 million in DCPT has already been sold privately, with a total of $2 billion DCPT to be issued during the pre-launch and upcoming public launch with no inflation or further token creation. The token sale will have a hard cap of 51,566 ETH. The token is not currently available to residents of the United States.
One of the key barriers that exists in the real estate market is information access. Due to highly localized factors affecting the outlook for any given property development project, smaller investors struggle to get reliable data on underlying assets. There is currently no easy way to acquire such information without either paying for expensive professional appraisal and due-diligence services or relying on advisory products such as research newsletters. DexisChain is looking to bring ‘wisdom of the crowd’ information sourcing mechanics to the real estate investing industry.
Real estate investing regulations are also prohibitive and limit the potential pool of investors while investment size restrictions price out the vast majority of interested investors. DexisChain seeks to resolve this information inequality though the application of blockchain-based predictive markets, coupled with a machine learning and modelling layer to generate affordable, reliable and actionable investment data for the real estate space at all levels of investing experience.
Starting with Japan, DexisChain plans to eliminate prohibitive financial barriers to direct investing and by making a new class of highly liquid real estate assets with trading facilitated by the DexisChain platform. This also allows anyone to tokenize property on an open market, thereby opening real estate to an entirely new world of investors. DexisChain also ensures sustainability as it will be backed by energy-generating real estate such as solar farms.
While initially focused on data within the REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust) space, the DexisChain platform will eventually encompass all manner of real estate investing products, such as real estate ETFs, mutual funds and even individual company stocks as well as other more granular real estate data.
Director of DexisChain, Nobuo Takaki said: “Real estate is low liquidity because of regulatory barriers so we thought that using tokens will solve this problem. We will launch beta service of Dexis in mid-2019 and after gaining many users, we will launch the official platform in 2020. We believe that we will become the key service for the real estate market.”
The DexisChain platform will eventually encompass all manner of real estate investing products, such as real estate ETFs, mutual funds and even individual company stocks as well as other more granular real estate data. Because DexisChain is designed to ultimately operate an investing layer on top of the prediction market and data model marketplace, the team is also set to focus on accessibility and user-based growth. The result will be an ecosystem where both real estate predictions and actual investments are conducted and settled entirely on-chain via the native DCPT utility token.
As a secondary layer, DexisChain also incorporates competitive data science to make use of the data that prediction markets generate. This layer further democratizes data access by making it available to machine learning models and creates a marketplace where investors can rent highly accurate real estate prediction models from data scientists.