Bitland Announces ICO Launch, OpenLedger Partnership on Land Rights

Decentralized land registry project Bitland has announced its ICO crowdfunding campaign and slated launch following a partnership with Danish exchange OpenLedger and revamped “decentralized conglomerate” CCEDK. 

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Bitland: Development Project Has ‘Many Aspects’

Bitland (, which seeks to secure rights for landowners by using the blockchain to bypass corruption and other hurdles, made the announcements in a press release this week.

Ronny Boesing, CCEDK CEO
Ronny Boesing, CCEDK CEO

“[This may be the] last chance for the public to enjoy becoming a part of something that may well turn into a historic event creating the foundation for blockchain based innovation,” CCEDK and OpenLedger CEO Ronny Boesing said.

The crowdsale is being handled in conjunction with CCEDK’s ICOO asset, while OpenLedger is also involved in building the voting system.

The platform will be “built on Bitshares’ MIT-licensed Graphene 2.0 blockchain technology, a key component of the system through which land title transactions will be stored,” the release states.

BitlandA blockchain-based solution to the slow pace of change in land registry, as West African countries become more economically advanced, appears to be a natural fit.

After its intended launch in Ghana in October, Bitland is looking to expand to Nigeria at the start of 2017.

“Bitland is not only involved in land title registration. We have many other elements to our development project,” Bitland CEO Chris Bates said. “We are actively preparing to pilot various facets of this program in different regions.” (Bates originally spoke to at length about the project in May this year.)


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