INSIDE THE FIRST SWISS BLOCKCHAIN REAL ESTATE DEAL

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This month, the first Swiss home was tokenized and sold in canton Zug to four investors using blockchain. But how do homeowners then trade their tokens? And will blockchain eventually squeeze out the middlemen in real estate? Bastiaan Don, the founder of blockimmo, breaks it down.

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