BitCoin + Crowd + Real Estate Investing

Despite challenges, bitcoin has shown remarkable resilience over the years. It continues to reshape transactions and finance on and offline, with more and more people drawn to its advantages: safe transactions and low costs without regulatory bureaucracy.

THE PROCESS

1. Start a free account

To gain unlimited access to the general profiles of the projects listed on Brelion.com, provide your name, basic contact information, a password, and a rough estimate of how much you plan to invest.

2. Complete accreditation

After logging into your new account, go to “My Account” to begin the accreditation process. Brelion will guide you through the process, which should take one business day.

3. Reserve investments

If accredited, view the complete details of any project on the Investments page. Click on any individual offering to access more specific information and pledge to the investment.

4. Get and fund a wallet

If accredited, apply for bitcoin wallet at coinbase.com. Fund wallet with a minimum of 5 bitcoins.

5. Fund your investments

Brelion will notify you when the investment you’ve pledged toward goes live. You will then have 48 hours to invest your desired amount. All projects are executed on a first come, first serve basis.

6. Screen investor

Once a financial commitment is made, Brillion will then run the investor’s information through a global network of databases to ensure that he or she is not on any sanction lists such as AML.

7. Track investment

Track the progress of the investment under the “My Investments” section of your profile. You will be able to see the total amount the project has raised thus far, and how much is needed to complete its funding goal.

8. Repeat

After the project is funded, you will receive monthly updates and, for debt offerings, interest payments throughout the term of the investment. In the meantime you are free to invest in more projects.

FAQ

What is a bitcoin?

Bitcoins are a new type of money, known as digital currency, designed for the Internet era. Because they exist only in a digital format and aren’t tied to one specific currency – but hundreds of currencies – they offer a new kind of buying power for consumers and investors.

I'm interested in using bitcoins to invest in a Brelion project. What is my first step?

Your first step is opening a bitcoin wallet. A bitcoin wallet is the virtual place that houses your bitcoin digital currency. Your wallet will have a key account address that is unique to you. Your wallet can be kept online via a wallet host or on your iPhone or Android device.

How do I open a bitcoin wallet?

Coinbase.com is a popular (and, in our opinion, easy-to-operate) website for opening your personal bitcoin wallet. However there are many other bitcoin wallets in the marketplace. We recommend researching your options before deciding on your wallet host. Apps are also available for most smartphones.

How do I fund my bitcoin wallet?

You’ll fund your wallet just like you would fund any account – by making a deposit in currency, like US dollars. These will then be exchanged for bitcoins. Most bitcoin wallets have the ability to accept funds via credit cards, debit cards and bank accounts.

How long does it take to open a bitcoin wallet?

It typically takes about 48 hours to get your bitcoin wallet setup and funded.

Can someone steal my bitcoins or my bitcoin wallet?

Your bitcoin wallet will be protected with a personal password, ensuring only you have access to your money. Remember, your wallet is simply an online account, and you should utilize best practices for password generation and safeguarding.

How often do bitcoins change in value?

Bitcoins, like other currencies, fluctuate in value. Their value is determined much like the supply/demand principles of other currencies. Gold is a good analogy: if you have one ounce of gold today, you will still have one ounce of gold 10 years from now – but the value of that one ounce may change with the market. If you have one bitcoin today, you will still have one bitcoin 10 years from now.

Do my bitcoins expire?

Bitcoins do not expire.

Once I exchange my currency to bitcoin can I exchange it back?

Most bitcoin wallet hosts give you the ability to connect your wallet to your bank account, allowing you to simultaneously sell bitcoins and transfer the funds back into your bank account. However not all wallets allow you to exchange bitcoins to any currency; some only work on the US market and exchange into US dollars.

Are bitcoins better/easier/safer to use than other online money transfer and payment methods (like through my bank, with a credit card or Paypal)?

Bitcoins are as easy as any other payment method, with one key difference: when payment is made via bitcoins, there are no names, addresses or emails required, so you (and your personal identity) can remain anonymous to the seller.

Are bitcoins better/easier/safer to use than other online money transfer and payment methods (like through my bank, with a credit card or Paypal)?

Bitcoins are as easy as any other payment method, with one key difference: when payment is made via bitcoins, there are no names, addresses or emails required, so you (and your personal identity) can remain anonymous to the seller.

Other forms of payment – like a check – are the complete opposite in terms of identity sharing. When you write a check, the merchant has your bank routing number, your account number, your name and your home address, which can result in an easier path towards identity theft.

What is the minimum amount of bitcoins (BTC) I can invest in a Brelion project?

The minimum investment is 5 BTC.

If bitcoins change in value (positive or negative) before a Brelion project is fully funded, does that impact my investment?

It will have no effect on the investment. The value of the bitcoins is determined on the day you make your initial investment.

If I invest in a Brelion project with bitcoins, will I receive interest in bitcoins as well – or can I choose a different currency?

If your investment is made in bitcoins, interest will be paid only in bitcoins. For example, a 100 bitcoin investment earning 15% interest should have expectations of return of 100 BTC + 15 BTC.

Is there a fee associated with using bitcoins to invest in a Brelion project?

Brelion does not charge a fee for using bitcoins. However, most wallets do charge a nominal amount for transferring funds into bitcoins.

Does Brelion have policies and procedures in place to ensure KYC and are AML compliance?

Absolutely! Brelion has adopted and implemented a risk-based program to ensure compliance with AML and KYC requirements. As part of this program, Brelion screens potential investors using a third party software solution from Thompson Reuters.

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