SALT LAKE CITY and TULUM, QUINTANA ROO, Mexico, Feb. 04, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Overstock.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSTK) announced its blockchain-meets-property rights subsidiary, Medici Land Governance has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the municipality of Tulum in Quintana Roo, Mexico to develop a digital land records platform.
According to the terms of the MOU, Medici Land Governance (MLG) and Tulum officials will work together to collect real property ownership information for a defined area of Tulum Municipality to protect the land rights of its citizens, resulting in a mass issuance of certificates of title to land and related processes. MLG and Tulum officials will also collaborate to create a method for automatically capturing and recording subsequent land administration transactions and updates to the digital platform.
“Mexico’s adoption of advanced technology in their land registry will increase opportunities for individuals to strengthen their connections to the global economy through rightful ownership of land,” said Medici Land Governance CEO, Ali El Husseini, PhD. “Medici Land Governance’s next-generation land administration systems provide an egalitarian solution to the problem of developing a digital property titling platform that is reliable and secure, bringing trust through technology to Tulum County and its surrounding areas.”
“The signing of this Memorandum of Understanding between the Municipality of Tulum and Medici Land Governance represents the beginning of a new territorial ordering stage for the digitalization of land ownership and related processes,” said Víctor Mas Tah, mayor of the municipality of Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico.
Medici Land Governance was founded in 2018 to put the power of property ownership and equity into the hands of the masses by applying blockchain and other technologies to provide low-cost, easy-to-use land administration systems. MLG is a portfolio company of Medici Ventures, Overstock.com’s wholly-owned blockchain subsidiary founded in 2014 to apply blockchain technology to existing markets in order to democratize capital, eliminate middlemen, and re-humanize commerce.
Today, Medici Ventures oversees a global portfolio of companies building the foundation of a “tech stack for society” based on trust systems that utilize blockchain and other related technologies instead of frictional middlemen. Medici Ventures’ portfolio companies are introducing blockchain technologies to industries such as capital markets, money and banking, identity, property, voting, and supply chain.
Overstock.com, Inc Common Shares (NASDAQ:OSTK) / Series A Preferred (Medici Ventures’ tZERO platform: OSTKP) / Series B Preferred (OTCQX:OSTBP) is an online retailer and technology company based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Its leading e-commerce website sells a broad range of new products at low prices, including furniture, décor, rugs, bedding, home improvement, and more. The online shopping site, which is visited by nearly 40 million customers a month, also features a marketplace providing customers access to millions of products from third-party sellers. Overstock was the first major retailer to accept cryptocurrency in 2014, and in the same year founded Medici Ventures, its wholly-owned subsidiary developing and accelerating blockchain technologies to democratize capital, eliminate middlemen, and re-humanize commerce. Overstock regularly posts information about the company and other related matters on the Newsroom and Investor Relations pages on its website, Overstock.com.
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