Last year, NFTs (Non-fungible Tokens) exploded in popularity. NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, are cryptographic “tokens” that represent a unique asset such as a piece of art, music, or other collectibles and certify ownership digitally. Most of this was related to tokenized digital art, but most people don’t know that NFTs have many more use cases. One of these is real estate NFTs for investing and home ownership. This technology allows for the possibility of fractionalized ownership, cryptocurrency-backed mortgages, and other unique ownership and financing models. Using the NFT approach, a property can be transferred between two wallets, peer to peer, in a secure way, as a result of a fair auction on smart contracts.
Propy is the largest company spearheading this novel technology. Propy is the cryptocurrency market’s biggest real estate-focused protocol, with the goal of automating home purchases and making sure closings happen quickly and safely. NFTs created through Propy can be used to prove ownership of a property and as proof of collateral for crypto-based borrowing and lending.