31 March 2023​
Imperial College London, Singapore
Real estate tokenisation and its role in finance education​
Hosted by: Mr. Joel & Mr. Bernard

Last Friday, CitaDao were invited by Imperial College London to share about Real Estate Tokenisation with an audience of Masters of Finance students. They spoke about the benefits as well as the risks and challenges of tokenisation.

In today's digital age, the real estate market is shifting from traditional transactions to transactions on the blockchain platform and tokenization (the process of converting assets into tokens on the blockchain). With the benefits that tokenization brings, it is becoming a new development trend in the financial and real estate sectors.

Joel from CitaDAO revolved around the risks and challenges associated with asset tokenisation and the key differences between crypto-assets and traditional assets.

Tokenization is opening up a new door for financial and real estate education. Financial experts, real estate developers, and technical experts are beginning to see the need to teach tokenization in finance and real estate courses.

In financial education, teaching about tokenization helps students understand how blockchain works, while equipping them with knowledge about investing in tokenized real estate. This prepares students for future job opportunities in the real estate and financial fields.

Tokenisation projects have numerous advantages, but they also come with some challenges. Finance professionals must have a deep understanding of tokenisation to evaluate these projects effectively.

Advantages and challenges of tokenisation projects.

Tokenisation projects offer advantages such as improved liquidity, reduced transaction costs, and greater transparency. However, they also face challenges such as regulatory compliance, security risks, and potential market volatility. Finance professionals need to be aware of these issues and must possess the knowledge and skills to manage them effectively.

Educators need to include real estate tokenisation in their finance curriculum.

Educators must bridge the knowledge gap by incorporating real estate tokenisation into their finance curriculum. This will help students to understand the potential of this technology, its challenges, and how to navigate the regulatory environment. It is essential to create a learning environment that is dynamic, flexible and relevant to the current market trends and challenges.

Joel L. and Bernard Soo were invited by Imperial College London to share about Real Estate Tokenisation.

Tokenisation can help to unlock value in real estate assets that are not easily accessible to investors due to high costs and limited access. It also opens up new opportunities for smaller investors and promotes greater diversification. The potential benefits of tokenisation extend beyond just financial gains, it can also bring in a new era of sustainability in the industry by enabling more efficient use of resources and greater accountability.

CitaDao brings knowledge of real estate tokenization to young people.

In conclusion, real estate tokenisation is a technology that is transforming the way we invest in and manage real estate properties. Educators and finance professionals must keep up with the latest developments in this field to stay relevant and competitive in the market. Tokenisation projects offer numerous advantages but also come with challenges that must be addressed. By bridging the knowledge gap, we can unlock the potential of tokenisation in the real estate industry and create a positive impact on the economy and society.

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  • Engagement with Visionaries: Guests had the privilege of interacting with the visionaries behind the tokenization of 18 Sin Ming Lane. These pioneers in blockchain technology for real estate shared their insights and experiences, inspiring others to embark on this transformative journey.
  • Unveiling CitaDAO: Amidst an atmosphere of elegance, CitaDAO, our groundbreaking blockchain-based platform, took center stage. Guests received an exclusive look into the platform's advanced features, including real estate asset tokenization and the potential of decentralized decision-making.
  • Networking at its Finest: The evening provided ample opportunities for networking, allowing guests to connect with industry leaders, peers, and financial professionals. Valuable connections and potential collaborations were fostered. Moreover, it was a unique occasion for the esteemed 18SML0711 token holders to gather and engage in meaningful discussions with the CitaDAO team. They had the exclusive opportunity to provide valuable feedback on their experiences, discuss the future of real estate tokenization, and suggest innovative ideas for CitaDAO to enhance and implement. This intimate setting allowed them to share their desires and insights regarding upcoming Introducing Real Estate On-chain (IROs), contributing directly to the platform's evolution.

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  1. Foundations of Real Estate Tokenisation: A profound dive into the core principles of real estate tokenisation, elucidating its manifold advantages.
  2. Traversing the Risky Terrains: A critical segment that drew attention to the multifaceted risks associated with real estate tokenisation. Attendees were briefed on liquidity risks, counterparty risks, infrastructural challenges, and the intricate maze of regulatory hurdles.
  3. The Imperative of Detokenisation: In a bold stance, the gathering was urged to tread cautiously around any tokenisation initiative lacking a detokenisation avenue, emphasizing the underlying risks.
Joel engages in a detailed conversation about GRET, delving into its business implications.
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