Advancing Real Estate Into The 21st Century

International Blockchain Real Estate Association

Founded in 2013, 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 4,300 members with 37 City Chapters.

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.


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 the 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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May 29th, 2018 / Amsterdam 

IBREA European Summit 

EARLY BIRD Tickets Available February 21ST

The first IBREA European Summit will bring the innovators in construction & real estate together. With experts around the globe we’re on a journey to discover the business opportunities and potential of blockchain technology for our industry.

It is a full day event, where top professionals from both the real estate and blockchain technology industries will gather together in masterclasses, panel discussions and working groups. Selected blockchain projects in this space will have the opportunity to showcase their companies.The IBREA European Summit is an excellent opportunity to meet investors, entrepreneurs, real estate professionals, blockchain specialists, and enthusiasts.


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:

SmartStop 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:

SmartStop 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:

Friedman LLP and velox.RE


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:

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:

Friedman LLP, velox.RE, and SmartStop Asset Management


Learn And Connect


Blockchain can be hard to understand, real estate is complex, combining the two can feel daunting. We make it easy with high quality, well prepared webinars presented by topic experts. The format is a 45 minute slide presentation followed by 30 minutes of interactive questions and answers.


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Blockchain Real Estate 101 - $125

wed - february 28th / 1:00 - 2:15 pm (Pacific) 

Webinar Goal: To gain a foundation in the fundamentals of blockchain real estate.


  • Blockchain: What it is and what it is not
  • Pain points of real estate
  • How can blockchain solve those pain points and use cases
  • Assessing blockchains for a real estate application
  • Current state of blockchain real estate
  • Action steps

Presenter: Ragnar Lifthrasir, Founder of IBREA

Experience Level: Beginner

Day and Time: Wednesday, February 28th, 1:00 - 2:15 pm (Pacific)

*Pay with a credit card: Select the date and quantity.

**Pay with bitcoin: Click on button below and pay only $99. (Skip date and quantity).


Purchasing RE With Bitcoin - $125

Wed - March 7th / 1:00 - 2:15 pm (pacific) 

Webinar Goal: To understand the transactional, legal, and security components of using cryptocurrency to buy or sell real estate.


  • How crypto can be converted to buy a property
  • How crypto-to-crypto transactions work
  • Tax implications and regulatory issues
  • Title issues per state
  • Case study
  • Hedge funds vs. personal interest

Presenter: Piper Moretti - CEO, The Crypto Realty Group

Experience Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Date and Time: Wednesday, March 7th. 1:00 - 2:15 pm (Pacific)

*Pay with a credit card: Select the date and quantity.

**Pay with bitcoin: Click on button below and pay only $99. (Skip date and quantity).


Blockchain Technology 101 - $125

Wed - March 14th / 1:00 - 2:15 pm (Pacific)

Webinar Goal: To gain a foundation in the fundamentals of blockchain technology.


  • Overview
  • Predecessors to Bitcoin - the cypherpunks
  • Bitcoin
  • Ethereum and altcoins
  • Do you need a blockchain?
  • Getting started - Acquiring cryptocurrencies, wallets, and security

Presenter: Dan Rice, CoFounder and CTO of SageWise

Experience Level: Beginner

Day and Time: Wednesday, March 14th, 1:00 - 2:15 pm (Pacific)

*Pay with a credit card: Select the date and quantity.

**Pay with bitcoin: Click on button below and pay only $99. (Skip date and quantity).