May 3, 201820min2275

April Review: What’s new at Brickblock

Another month, another whirlwind of developments at Brickblock.

Let’s start with the biggest headlines: Our final ICO will start on May 9th, we are doing final revisions to the prospectus in collaboration with EU regulators ahead of the tokenized real estate sale, our website has a super fresh new look, and our community has grown by more than fivefold after launching a $1.2 million USD Airdrop.

Everything else you’ll discover below…


Date: May 9th-15th. See all details here.

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Product ?

  • Prepared final smart contract ecosystem for another round of auditing by ConsenSys Diligence. All current smart contracts have been audited with no issues.
  • Optimized and prepared the ICO homepage. ICO contribution portal will follow shortly.
  • Speed improvements to the Brickblock website.
  • Finalizing prospectus in collaboration with regulators in the European Union.
  • Mobile optimization for our smart contract platform.
  • Ongoing user tests to perfect the UX and content of our website.
  • Created an oracle feature for the Proof-of-Asset (PoA) token smart contract.
Re-designed Brickblock homepage


On April 20th, we launched the Brickblock Airdrop app. This gave our community a chance to earn Brickblock tokens from a $1.2 million USD pool by creating, sharing, and promoting Brickblock content. We have since seen our community grow by five times across our social media channels.

Telegram members: 18,800 
Twitter followers: 18,000
Newsletter subscribers: 70,000
*As of writing

Part of our Airdrop effort included a meme competition, which rewards the three best Brickblock memes submitted by the community. We received hundreds of submissions and will announce the winners soon. A glimpse of the magic:

Brickblock Exchange

We are building the world’s first decentralized asset-backed token exchange. The exchange will be built on the 0x protocol and feature a FIAT payment gateway. Stay tuned as we release more details of this exciting development in the coming weeks and months.

Events ?

On Monday, April 30th, we hosted a live AMA with three members of the Brickblock leadership team: Jakob Drzazga, CEO; Philip Paetz, CTO; and Colin Nimsz, Head of Finance.

We will host one final AMA before the ICO, on Tuesday, May 8th. It will include Brickblock CEO Jakob Drzazga, CTO Philip Paetz, and Director Jeff Woodward.

The AMA gives you achance to ask any questions you have about the ICO, first tokenized real estate sale, the legal framework behind it, or the technology making it all possible. Save the date and tune in on YouTube Live.

Brickblock at the British Embassy
On Wednesday, April 25th, federal infotech agency Bitkom hosted a forum about the token economy at the British Embassy in Berlin. It was headlined by German Green Party representative and Bundestag Finance Committee member Dr. Gerhard Schick.

Brickblock co-founder Jakob Drzazga discussed the benefits of tokenizing real-world assets during a panel discussion that also included Shermin Voshmgir, Director of Research Institute for Crypto Economics & Founder of BlockchainHub; and Peter Reuschel, co-Founder & COO, Leondrino Exchange.

Some of Germany’s most prominent business and finance leaders were in attendance. These include executives and senior members from Deutsche Bank, Fidor, Deutsche Börse, Huawei, Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI), and Ernst & Young.

NKF summit, Dusseldorf
Brickblock Project Manager Mark Lasia and Head of Business Development Gonzalo Sanchez Slik attended a startup crash course for corporate leaders organized by NKF Media. The summit provided and excellent opportunity to network and exchange ideas and we look forward to building meaningful partnerships with those who expressed interest in our project. Thank you to NKF media for the invite!

C³ Crypto Conference
Brickblock Chief Technology Officer Philip Paetz was invited to speak on a panel about the technical background of Brickblock’s smart contract platform.

Partnerships ?

  • Prof. Dr. Ralf Wandmacher, Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship at accadis University in Germany, joins Brickblock as an advisor.
  • Naviin Kapoor, a blockchain consultant and a business transformation leader, joins Brickblock as an advisor with a special focus on supporting the ICO.
  • Established long-term collaborations with leading influencers in the blockchain space who will join Brickblock as brand ambassadors.
  • We are actively speaking with real estate developers around the world to tokenize portfolios with a combined $1+ billion in assets. We’ve even been approached to tokenize a tropical island.
  • ConsenSys Diligence is continuously auditing Brickblock’s full smart contract ecosystem. We will publish results as they become available.

Human Resources ?️

Brickblock team at the Berlin office.

We are happy to welcome five new members to Brickblock’s staff:

  • Volkan Bilici, Blockchain Developer
  • Vjatscheslav Kondratjev, Exchange Tech Lead
  • Mikolaj Perz, Frontend Developer
  • Moritz Hoffmann, Master Thesis Student
  • Barath Kumar, DevOps Engineer

Barath, Head of DevOps at LEVERTON, will bring his proven track record of creating innovative solutions to complicated problems to Brickblock starting June 1st.

Volkan is a web technologies veteran mainly focused on javascript and frontend. He brings with him experience as a team lead for various online enterprises.

Vjatscheslav is leading the development of the Brickblock exchange. He is a technical cybernetics and software engineer with extensive experience as a co- founder, CTO, and tech lead for various projects.

Mikolaj has a strong background in frontend web development who previously applied his talents at Medlanes GmbH.

Moritz is about to finish his Master’s degree in Cloud Computing and Services at the University of Rennes 1 and Aalto University. He will support the development of the Brickblock Exchange while writing his thesis about decentralized exchanges.

Tokenized Real Estate Sale ?

In the coming weeks, we will make blockchain history by listing the world’s first tokenized real estate asset on our smart contract platform — and you’re invited to take part.

Don’t worry, the heavy lifting is all on our end. All you need is a MetaMask (Ethereum) address, Ether (ETH), and an internet connection.

The tokenized real estate asset we’re listing is a multi-unit residential property in Frankfurt-Wiesbaden, Germany. You can see the full property details here.

Only whitelisted investors can participate in the sale, so register ASAP.


Still have questions? Read our FAQ about investing in the world’s first tokenized real estate asset.

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