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International Blockchain Real Estate Association


An introduction to IBREA.


Founded in 2013 by Ragnar Lifthasir, the International Blockchain Real Estate Association (IBREA) is a member-focused educational and trade organization dedicated to implementing blockchain in real estate. IBREA has over 5,000 verified individual members and several industry members around the world. 

IBREA has held local meetups in over 23 cities and a worldwide conference every year since 2016.

Blockchain offers an open source, universal protocol for property buying, conveyancing, recording, escrow, crowdfunding, and more. It can reduce costs, stamp out fraud, speed up transactions, increase financial privacy, internationalize markets, and make real estate a liquid asset.


2018 Europe Summit

This year IBREA traveled to Amsterdam for our annual International Summit, bringing together the top innovators in blockchain and real estate.

This full day event, produced 4.5 hours of video presentations and panel discussions which we share below. This content sets the standard for blockchain real estate expertise in 2018.


Blockchain Real Estate 101 In-depth

Presented by Ragnar Lifthrasir (Founder of IBREA).


How Will Titles Become Tokens: Law vs Tech

Presented by Oleksii Konashevych (PHD Fellow of LAST-JD).


Using Bitcoin as Currency & Escrow smart contracts

Presented by Max Keidun (CEO of HouseHodl).

ICO's and Raising Capital Through Crowdfunding

Presented by Justin Smith (CTO of Elea Labs AG).


Blockchain for Title and Conveyance

Panel discussion featuring entrepreneurs & government official.


Real Estate Asset Tokenization

Panel discussion featuring consultants and entrepreneurs.

Feature 3

Presentation by Lutz Thelen (Founder of Elea Labs AG).


Dynamics of Innovation and Regulation

Presented by Guenther Dobrauz (Partner & Leader, PwC Legal).


Startup Demo: HouseHodl

Bitcoin Escrow for Purchasing Real Estate

Our Awards


Top Association Finalist - Global PropTech Awards 2017

The awards recognize individuals, technologies and organizations that have gone above and beyond to positively impact next generation real estate technology.

From more than 100 nominations received, a group of finalists were selected for each of the six awards categories by a committee.
In a statement, Warburg-Peters said: “We are delighted to put forward this list of innovators, visionaries and hackers who are working every day to push the real estate industry forward. We congratulate all of the finalists for their inspiring work and look forward to seeing what they accomplish next.”

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Most Innovative Association Finalist - Inman Innovator Awards 2017

They are the visionaries, the forward-thinking, the stubborn, the obsessed, the tech-savvy, the creative minds always pushing boundaries. They are the Inman Innovator Finalists, and they’re leading us into the future of real estate.

“We are honored to celebrate so much creativity and invention,” said Inman publisher Brad Inman. “Never in the history of the Innovator Awards has there been so much innovation and, therefore, never has our list of finalists been so large -these are exciting times.”

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Lead And Solve

Industry Working Groups

Become an IBREA Industry Member and join our working groups, where companies can come together to create and implement the best blockchain solutions to solve the hardest problems facing real estate. Your organization can set itself apart as a leader and solution provider.

What do the Working Groups do? Join and decide.


Tokenization Of Assets

Creating a blockchain token to represent a real estate asset will enable a new species of crowdfunding and is the foundation for smart contracts. A tokenized asset can be much more liquid, transparent, and secure than the existing paper based asset infrastructure. 

Current members:

FeeSimpleElea Labs AG,  HouseHodlSmartStop Asset Management, velox.RE, and Friedman LLP


Universal Property Identifier

A universal property reference system for identifying property is fundamental to building an all digital real estate ecosystem. Only open source blockchain with financial incentives will accomplish this decades - long goal.

Current members:

FeeSimpleSmartStop Asset Management and velox.RE


Accepting Cryptocurrencies for Payments

As more individuals and organizations earn and hold their wealth in bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, real estate professionals and companies need to be able to serve that demand.

Current members:

velox.REElea Labs AGHouseHodlThe Crypto Realty Group, and Friedman LLP


Blockchain for Title & Conveyance

With our Cook County pilot program, IBREA helped create the first ever digital deed that allowed for blockchain based conveyance. We have open sourced the legal and procedural protocol. The next step is to foster further software development, fund startups, and implement the blockchain title system in companies and countries.

Current members:

Quicklets,  SmartStop Asset Management and velox.RE


Blockchain & Property Data

Real estate is plagued with data silos and walled gardens of property data. The future of free, abundant, and transparent data. Blockchain can bring data structure and financial incentives for a marketplace for RE data.

Current members:

FeeSimplevelox.REElea Labs AGHouseHodlFriedman LLP, and SmartStop Asset Management