Chinese oligarch sues city of Vancouver over $200,000 “Empty Homes Tax”

Chinese oligarch sues city of Vancouver over $200,000 “Empty Homes Tax”

In recent years, Chinese oligarchs have been buying up vast swaths of Vancouver real estate as a way to park their money. They often don’t set foot in the luxury townhouses they buy, which has led the Vancouver city government to issue a 1% Empty Homes Tax. A… […]

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Bringing a More Secure and Efficient Land Registry with Blockchain

Bringing a More Secure and Efficient Land Registry with Blockchain

The land registration process is still mostly complicated and inefficient in many countries of the world. There are three major problems associated with land registration at the moment: time delays, fraud, and human error. First, it can take an extremely lon… […]

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10 things you need to know before the opening bell

10 things you need to know before the opening bell

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Here is what you need to know. 1. US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin has warned that Facebook’s Libra could be a tool for terrorists, traffickers, and drug smugglers. Bitcoin’s price barely moved on the comments. 2. UK Prime Minist… […]

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Scottish spaceport closer to launch after land lease signed

Scottish spaceport closer to launch after land lease signed

Plans to open a new spaceport in Sutherland in Scotland have moved closer to final approval: The real estate companies working on the deal have signed a 75-year lease for the land to be used for Space Hub Sutherland, which will look to launch small satellites… […]

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For Sale: Offshore fortress and gun tower built in 1851

For Sale: Offshore fortress and gun tower built in 1851

This incredible offshore fortress and defense gun tower at Pembroke Dock, South West Wales, UK is for sale. It was built in 1851 and “designed to be operated by one officer and 33 men.” Offers above £70,000 will be entertained. From the real estate listing: … […]

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