Help us decentralise & unleash real estate wealth.
Be the first to find out details of our unique offering by signing up below.
Help us decentralise & unleash real estate wealth.
Be the first to find out details of our unique offering by signing up below.
HiP uses blockchain to run a decentralised trading exchange between those who contribute asset portfolios, liquidity, finance products and property services.
DEMOCRATISING PROPERTY WEALTH
There is £4.8 trillion of wealth locked up in the UK property market alone. HiP allows everyone access to this.
TRADE DEBT & EQUITY REAL TIME
The World’s first real time debt and equity marketplace, HiP will begin in the UK before rolling out globally.
UNLOCKING THE CLOSED LOOP
Currently, property finance is a closed loop system between owners and financial institutions. HiP opens that loop up to all.
WHAT WE AIM TO DO
HiP is the NEW Way
to finance property
Creating affordable financing packages
HiP will change the way property wealth can be accessed and afforded, opening the world of real estate to many more buyers, owners and investors.
Releasing value from their assets
HiP offers a first for home owners, developers, investors and buyers enabling them to take control of their property and the wealth within it.
Offering investment flexibility in high-yield property markets
The property market excludes a large part of the community from being able to buy and invest. HiP unlocks this investment market for all.
Initially, HiP Will revolutionise the world of property for four major markets within this sector:
FIRST TIME BUYERS
“A record number of first time buyers must find at least £500,000 to get a foothold on the housing ladder in London.” - London Evening Standard, 15th December 2017
Although HiP is not just about London, this headline tells a sad story. Combined with an average £80,000 debt for University graduates in the UK and we have a major social problem. HiP will help solve this by allowing investors to participate in first time buyers' home ownership, bringing the barriers to entry far lower than ever conceived possible before.
To release equity in a property today can only be achieved by either selling it entirely or taking out further debt. Having to pay interest to access wealth that already belongs to you is a deeply flawed model.
HiP will allow people to release equity into their own property bank account on the HiP platform; in multiple currencies and without incurring further debt or moving out of their home.
BUY TO LET LANDLORDS
HiP will allow buy-to-let investors to leverage their entire portfolio to expand their portfolios faster, cheaper and more efficiently.
The HiP platform allows investors to choose from multiple opportunities with incredible flexibility.
THE HIP TOKEN SALE
The HiP token is the exclusive Ethereum-based payment mechanism for transaction & access fees across the HiP ecosystem. Paired with HiP’s trading exchange, this gives exclusive access to the stable, asset-backed property market, via the HiP token. HiP makes use of blockchain technology to provide a decentralized debt & equity exchange, and marketplace of financing solutions & investment funds, powered by smart contracts.
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LITTLE BIT ABOUT US...
Kai is an experienced CEO and entrepreneur, leading various start-ups and established companies within Internet, mobile, banking and IT.
KAI PEETERS, FOUNDER
Kai is an experienced CEO and entrepreneur, leading various start-ups and established companies within Internet, mobile, banking and IT. These include an IT consultancy trading within top-tier investment banks, a social/retail marketing platform, luxury watch brand, luxury car club and a number of innovative betting companies through social, affiliate, sports and bitcoin betting concepts, including a bitcoin casino. More recently Kai founded HiP – a unique interactive property exchange due for beta release later this year.
Tobias has over 30 years’ experience in the Financial Services industry as CIO, COO and Management Consultant.
TOBIAS STRAESSLE - CO-FOUNDERTobias has over 30 years’ experience in the Financial Services industry as CIO, COO and Management Consultant. He was involved in the development of many state-of the-art electronic trading & clearing systems for exchanges and investment banks as well as several post-merger technology integrations of international scale. He has also advised several start-ups in the financial services sector. Tobias held a number of senior roles as executive and consultant including: Saxo Bank S.A, UBS Investment Bank, Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), CBI (now UBP), GMO and Credit Suisse. Tobias was non-executive chair of Saxo Bank Switzerland AG and holds a MSc in Mathematics from the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ) and a MBA from Northwestern University, Chicago.
Sam is a Creative Technologist and all round designer geek. He has some 20 years of industry experience for brands big and small.
SAM COLLETT - CO-FOUNDER
Sam is a Creative Technologist and all round designer geek. He has some 20 years of industry experience for brands big and small and has picked up many awards on the way.
He is currently working on projects for The FA and Haynes among many others. In addition to his digital practice, Sam also teaches on a part-time basis the next generation of bright new things. Sam currently is joint head of Graphic Design at Worcester University, and creator of Game Art BA(Hons) – a new course that ran for the first time this year.
Jon Matonis is a Founding Director of the Bitcoin Foundation and his career has included many senior influential position.
JON MATONIS - BITCOIN FOUNDATION
Jon Matonis is a Founding Director of the Bitcoin Foundation and his career has included senior influential posts at VISA International, VeriSign, Sumitomo Bank, and Hushmail.
An economist and e-Money researcher focused on expanding the circulation of nonpolitical digital currencies, Jon also serves as an independent board director to companies in the Bitcoin, the Blockchain, mobile payments, and gaming sectors, such as digital currency exchange Globitex and leading bitcoin sportsbook Bitgame Labs. Jon has been a featured guest on CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg, NPR, Al Jazeera, RT, Virgin Radio, and numerous podcasts. As a prominent fintech columnist with Forbes Magazine, American Banker, and CoinDesk, he recently joined the editorial board for the cryptocurrency journal Ledger. His early work on digital cash systems and financial cryptography has been published by Dow Jones and the London School of Economics. Jon advocates worldwide for Bitcoin and its disruptive economic implications to a wide variety of audiences, including members of the Federal Reserve, Bank of England, ECB, SWIFT, IRS, DOJ, retail payment networks, major financial institutions, financial regulatory bodies, mobile money issuers, iGaming operators, information security firms, hedge funds, gold investors, and family offices
Mark is an Award-winning entrepreneur and Internet marketing expert. He is the creator of The Technophobes Guide to Internet Marketing Success.
MARK ATTWOOD - MARKETING
Mark is an Award-winning entrepreneur and Internet marketing expert. He is the creator of The Technophobes Guide to Internet Marketing Success and the founder of Attwood Digital Marketing Agency, based out of Marrakech, Morocco.
He created the world’s first online skip hire service in 2003, Topskips.com, that went on to generate over £50m before he sold it. He has lectured on digital marketing at the British Library, the Institute of Directors, Manchester University Business School and the Federation of Small Business.
Ben is a business leader who has worked in senior positions and written strategy for some of the UK’s biggest and best loved brands.
BEN Hovanessian - OPERATIONS
Ben is a business leader who has worked in senior positions and written strategy for some of the UK’s biggest and best loved brands including Tesco, The Body Shop and The National Lottery.
Ben is customer and brand focussed, with a proven career track record of significant success and delivering brand and financial KPIs. Ben is an effective negotiator having successfully delivered multi-million pound contracts and trading terms with agencies and corporate organisations.
Marty is an experienced technical and people leader. He has run multiple large scale technology projects for both startups and global brands.
MARTY PITT - TECHNICAL
Marty is an experienced technical and people leader. He has run multiple large scale technology projects for both startups and global brands such as National Australia Bank, Lloyds Banking Group (UK), JP Morgan (UK) and TabCorp (AUS).
A deeply passionate technologist with a strong track record of leading technical teams to successfully deliver large-scale complex platforms, both on established multi-year projects, and greenfields initiatives – both enterprise and startup. Recent projects have been focussed on distributed real-time solutions in finance & wagering sectors.
Stuart is an award-winning Experience Designer and Digital Strategist with over 19 years experience working with companies of all sizes in a variety of sectors.
STUART EGGLESTON - PRODUCT
Stuart is an award-winning Experience Designer and Digital Strategist with over 19 years experience working with companies of all sizes in a variety of sectors. He has led design teams and worked with some of the world’s biggest brands including Vodafone, The Economist, Lenovo, Skype and UNHCR. Stuart always works in a user centred way understanding user needs before combining with business needs, technical delivery and a good dose of pragmatism to design compelling user experiences. People describe Stuart as expert, passionate, an excellent thinker and doer, flexible, trustworthy, conscientious and a rare find.
Rob is a former Trading Standards Officer and established Scott Robert, a regulatory compliance, risk and strategy consultancy, in 2008.
ROBERT COOPER - FCA COMPLIANCE
Rob is a former Trading Standards Officer and established Scott Robert, a regulatory compliance, risk and strategy consultancy, in 2008. Scott Robert has grown to a team of 25 and now focuses its services on FinTech firms, specialising in taking entrepreneurs with innovative business models to market. Rob has also previously worked with the Department for Business Innovation and Skills in an advisory role on regulatory reform. His specialist consumer credit and financial services knowledge leads him to regularly be invited to speak on the subjects. Rob’s established network in the financial services industry, together with his legal and regulatory knowledge, provides a valuable resource to the HiP team.
Paul is a Diploma Qualified financial adviser through the Chartered Insurance Institute.
PAUL CRAWFORD - INDUSTRY ADVISOR
Paul is a Diploma Qualified financial adviser through the Chartered Insurance Institute. Paul qualified as an IFA in 2004 and has a number of years’ experience within the financial services sector, primarily as a director and sales manager. Post-2008 financial crisis, Paul has given up his licence temporarily to concentrate on other business ventures. His experience throughout the UK in legal and financial sectors highlights a broad knowledge of services, IT functions and business operations, along with a substantial network of professional connections. Paul has consulted on a number of business start-ups, most recently consulting on regulatory and operational structures within the Crowdfunding and P2P industry.
Peter is the author of Planet Property A guide to the £400 billion UK market, chronicling the sector between 1997 and 2012.
PETER BILL - INDUSTRY ADVISOR
Peter is the author of Planet Property - A guide to the £400 billion UK market, chronicling the sector between 1997 and 2012; during the biggest boom and bust in real estate history.
Peter is a surveyor-turned-journalist who edited Building magazine for six years in the Nineties, before a mercifully short spell in the City, supervising global research output for the broking division of investment bankers, Robert Fleming. In 1998 Peter joined Estates Gazette, editing the magazine for 11 years, until 2009, when he retired, aged 61. Peter also wrote a weekly ‘On Property’ column for the London Evening Standard City pages for seven years, until January 2015. Today he writes regular columns for Estates Gazette, European commercial real estate title, PropertyEU, as well as for the The London Magazine on residential property. Peter acted as an advisor on the £75m sale of the Investment Property Database by Lazards to MSCI in 2011.
Cecile is an award winning marketeer specialising in ICOs, with many high profile raises under her belt.
CECILE BAIRD - ICO ADVISOR
Cecile is an award winning marketeer specialising in ICOs, with many high profile raises under her belt. She is also founding partner of BlockChain For Good – a think tank bringing together the greatest minds around the world to debate the development of blockchain, for the greater good of humanity, society, economy and the environment.
Augie is passionate about Crypto, tech, people and business. He has spent much of his career travelling the world and using his skills.
AUGIE FALERO - CRYPTO PR
Augie is passionate about Crypto, tech, people and business.
He has spent much of his career travelling the world and using his skills to set up pop-up businesses, develop independent companies and launch start-ups. Having worked in a variety of industries, he loves seeing different talents come together to inspire, innovate and create something special. “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” – Charles Darwin (1809-1882)
Sophie is a PR and marketing consultant with a passion for developing strategic plans that deliver a competitive edge.
SOPHIE EASTWOOD - PR
Sophie is a PR and marketing consultant with a passion for developing strategic plans that deliver a competitive edge. A specialist in property, architecture and construction, Sophie has a broad and detailed understanding of the industry. You’ll regularly see her networking and getting involved in groups and associations. Sophie’s company – Holistic – were named Outstanding Small Consultancy of the Year by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and PR Agency of the Year at the Construction Marketing Awards in 2016. They were also a finalist for the Chartered Institute of Public Relations Outstanding Small Consultancy Award in 2013 and in 2014 for the Construction Marketing Awards Agency of the Year and Best Branding & Positioning categories.
Martin is our 3D expert, with industry experience over 10 years in both Advertising and Games for big consumer brands.
MARTIN OCHENG - 3D PRODUCT
Martin is our 3D expert, with industry experience over 10 years in both Advertising and Games for big consumer brands. He has worked on everything from high-end print campaigns and animations, to games and projects using Unreal Engine, Unity, Hololens, Vive, ARkit, Oculus, Samsung Gear etc.
Steve Avery - Systems Architect
Steve has over two decades' experience working in the tech industry across a number of sectors including Lottery and Fintech (Goldman Sachs, Lloyds, RBC, Santander, Crédit Agricole).
Michelle’s experience spans across marketing strategy and project execution, sales strategy, business ops and Executive Assistant support.
MICHELLE MILNER-ERADHUN - EXEC ASSISTANT
Michelle’s experience spans across marketing strategy and project execution, sales strategy, business ops and Executive Assistant support. With a passion for start-ups and business development, Michelle thrives by working on projects where she can build genuine relationships with the team. With 7 years’ in the property industry and some time in media and tech, she is an advocate of creating environments which promote the coming together of creativity, business ops and development; all building towards a common goal.
Joseph is a London based photographic artist who has recently completed a Bachelors in Photographic Arts at the University of Westminster, graduating in 2016.
JOSEPH WARREN - VIDEO AND MEDIA
Joseph is a London based photographic artist who has recently completed a Bachelors in Photographic Arts at the University of Westminster, graduating in 2016. Having dedicated the past twelve years of his life to the study, practice and teaching of Photographic Arts and Music Performance; always taking opportunities to travel and share his knowledge where possible. Joseph creates and manages front facing media content here at HiP. He is fairly new to the blockchain space and has a great deal of passion for the work that disruptors and innovators are pursuing.
Nadine Dinc - Marketing
Nadine is an expert in managing SEO projects, covering social, content and PPC.
Ricardo loves art, storytelling, philosophy and technology. He has spent two years working in the photography company Kodak.
RICARDO PALMA - VIDEO
Ricardo loves art, storytelling, philosophy and technology. He has spent two years working in the photography company Kodak in Portugal before studying contemporary music in London. With a particular focus on songwriting setting him up for his next career step: filmmaking. Since 2008 he has been filming, producing and editing short films, indie features and documentaries. Ricardo has the flexibility to work for clients such as Bentley Cars and to be involved in events such as East End Film Festival. Ricardo works on all things filmic at HiP.
OUR STORY SO FAR...
HiP is regulated by the FCA
HiP is registered in the UK and is regulated by the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority).
HiP is a UK Based company
With registered offices in Bristol and operating out of Camden, London.
HiP is award winning
We have won an award and been shortlisted for another. Nominated for the UK Tech award 2017 for “Tech innovation of the year” and “Tech achievement of the year” as well as winning the Digital Impact award 2017 for “Best use of digital by sector”.
What’s in Store FOR HIP in The coming months:
Token Generation Timeline
Phase 1 : qtr 1 2018
- Whitepaper released
- Marketing begins
- Sign up for Token Generation Event (TGE) Pre-sale
Phase 2 : qtr2 2018
Token Generation Event:
- Tokens offered
- Continual platform releases
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From the Blog
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Questions & Answers
Figures for the start of 2018 have come in and shown a downtrend in property sales and mortgage approvals. But what’s causing the slide? Can it be all blamed on Brexit, or is it a problem a bit closer to home?
We look into how the domestic property market stands in the early part of 2018, and with the value of the entire UK housing stock revealed, what does this mean for the market under HiP?