DirectHome Pte Ltd (‘DH’) is a Singapore incorporated company founded by Kiegan Chia. Notably, DH also facilitates lawful cash-backs to buyers (as reviewed by relevant authorities) who buy primary properties via DH. The cash-back arrangement is a novel and valuable feature that sets DH apart from its competitors.
DH’s ICO is unlike many other ICOs because it is based on an already viable and profitable business model. Unlike many blockchain startups, DH already has an established business which goes beyond a vision and a roadmap. DH has succeeded because it reduces transaction and search costs for buyers and sellers and allows buyers of primary property to share some of the profits property developers earn.
While traditional property web-portals are agent and developer centric, DH is disruptive to existing incumbents because it puts ordinary buyers first, significantly reducing search-costs.