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Smartlands Praises NextFin On Its Ratings Service

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Smartlands Praises NextFin On Its Ratings Service
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NextFin recently provided Smartlands with a rating of 76%. A blockchain-based digital finance and investment ecosystem, it allows asset owners to turn an ownership right to a share of any asset, into a tradable digital token. The aim of this is to try and create liquidity.

In the UK, Smartlands is the first platform for crowdfunding investments that allows investors to use digital currencies alongside fiat currencies (government-backed currency) to raise capital. The platform boasts of a 16,000 strong community following with over 11,000 wallets opened since its inception.

It has a reputed list of partners including Colliers International, CMS, Archax, UK Sotheby’s, and many more. They were awarded the 'Best Crowdfunding Platform' at the 2020 FinTech Breakthrough Awards and have been featured in Yahoo Finance, Forbes, Coindesk, Benzinga and Investors Chronicle to name a few.

With the investment, the company will grow its internal engineering team and obtain the necessary licenses to move its business forward across Europe.

NextFin spoke to the entrepreneurs and investors behind the business to gauge how our crowdfunding rating has had an impact on its operations.

CEO of Smartlands, Ilia Obraztov told us: “We are thrilled to get ranked on NextFin. We appreciate the mission NextFin pursues, namely introducing investors with an independent analysis and assessment of the diverse crowdfunding investment opportunities.

“Having an active campaign on Seedrs, we, as a company, understand the importance of a transparent evaluation and are truly happy to receive a high grade for our efforts. This brings more trust and awareness to the public of what our company is doing.”

NextFin also spoke to an investor in the company, Ruben van't Hoff, who told us: “As an investor, I am a firm believer in the tokenization of assets as, in the first place, it drastically reduces the cost to raise capital and trade it.”

“Further, tokenization expands current possibilities and evolves the traditional practices of trade of illiquid or non-tradable assets like real estate or art. My goal with investing in tokenization and Smartlands is to make more assets available for everyone, so they are not kept privileged to the "happy" few.

“I believe in the future people with a small net worth will have the opportunity to own a fraction of real estate to rent out."

CEO of NextFin, Sacha Bright, said: “Tokenization (digital currency) has had good press and bad press. However, we are seeing governments moving towards digital currency and the trend is on an upward trajectory.

“Like Ruben, I agree. Tokenization is the solution to many issues in relation to liquidity. We have been investigating the future of a tokenized secondary market for equity shares ourselves.

“I wish Smartlands every success in the pursuit of their vision.”

Author: Sacha Bright & Oliver Murphy


To the best of our knowledge, the information we have provided is correct at the time of publishing. Sacha Bright is not a solicitor or accountant and we recommend that you seek professional advice on any topic discussed.

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