Vol.66, No.2, 2021, pp.1813-1822, doi:10.32604/cmc.2020.013048
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Real Estate Management via a Decentralized Blockchain Platform
  • Iftikhar Ahmad1,*, Mohammed A. Alqarni2, Abdulwahab Ali Almazroi3, Laiba Alam1
1 Department of Computer Science and Information Technology, University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar, Pakistan
2 Department of Software Engineering, College of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Jeddah, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
3 Department of Information Technology, College of Computing and Information Technology at Khulais, University of Jeddah, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
* Corresponding Author: Iftikhar Ahmad. Email:
Received 23 July 2020; Accepted 25 September 2020; Issue published 26 November 2020
Abstract
Blockchain technology is one of the key technological breakthroughs of the last decade. It has the ability to revolutionize numerous aspects of society, including financial systems, healthcare, e-government and many others. One such area that is able to reap the benefits of blockchain technology is the real estate industry. Like many other industries, real estate faces major administrative problems such as high transaction fees, a lack of transparency, fraud and the effects of a middleman including undue influence and commissions. Blockchain enables supporting technologies to overcome the obstacles inherent within the real estate investment market. These technologies include smart contracts, immutable record management and time-stamped storage. We utilize these key properties of blockchain technology in our work by proposing a system that has the ability to record real estate transactions in a private blockchain, using smart contracts. The immutability of the blockchain ledger and transactions can provide a safe space for the real estate business. Blockchain technology can also assist the authentication process by hastening background checks. Personal digital keys are provided to parties that are involved in a contract, thus minimizing the risk of fraud. We also discuss the rationale behind the advantages of using a blockchain in this manner, and how we selected the consensus mechanism for our proposed system.
Keywords
Blockchain; real estate; smart contracts
Cite This Article
I. Ahmad, M. A. Alqarni, A. A. Almazroi and L. Alam, "Real estate management via a decentralized blockchain platform," Computers, Materials & Continua, vol. 66, no.2, pp. 1813–1822, 2021.
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