The first property-backed security token on the African continent has been launched by South-Africa’s investment specialist, Flyt Property Investment.
In a statement, the company announced that the Flyt token (FLYT), which resides on the Ethereum blockchain, allows investors to subscribe for, redeem and transfer shares in the Flyt Hospitality Fund, a South African Section 12J fund investing in hospitality property and apart-hotels. One Flyt token is equivalent to one share (which is currently valued at R100) in the Flyt Hospitality Fund.
This is the first example of a blockchain-based token servicing a fund operating within a regulated, legal and compliant environment in Africa. Investors who are familiar with Ethereum blockchain can manage their Flyt token via their digital wallet. FLYT is an ERC-20 compatible token on the Ethereum blockchain which can be self-custodied in existing Ethereum wallets.
The token allows for easy, liquid infrastructure for seamless investor management on the blockchain.
According to the Managing Director of Flyt Property Investment, Zane De Decker:
“Our aim is to be ahead of the curve and with that in mind, we are thrilled to present our investors with varied options of entry. An investment into the Flyt Section 12J hospitality fund is available via old-school investment into the fund and now, for those who support the blockchain technology, via the Flyt token.”
About the Flyt Hospitality Fund
The Flyt Hospitality Fund is a property-backed section 12J fund, investing in strategically located hospitality properties with a focus on sectional-title serviced apartments and student accommodation. A minimum investment of R50 000 is required, via the token or share option, with a cut off imposed by SARS of R2.5million.