Former MP among blockchain property exchange developer TrustMe appointees

TrustMe, a blockchain services company building a peer-to-peer property exchange platform, has announced Ian Taylor and Michael Webber have joined the company as advisers.

Mr. Taylor was an MP, former Minister for Science, Space and Technology, and chair of several parliamentary science committees. He now has senior roles in high-growth technology companies and is on the advisory board of several science-related bodies.

Mr. Webber is a lawyer who was a member of the Rules Committee of the Land Registry which advised Lord Chancellor and was for many years chair of the CML (Council of Mortgage Lenders) Legal Panel. He will advise TrustMe on the legal issues pertaining to the establishment of the TrustMe’s Blockchain Land Registries and global TrustMe Property Exchanges.

Ian Taylor

“TrustMe is a company with great potential and is a genuinely exciting proposition for anyone with an interest in the real-world applications of blockchain,” Mr.Taylor said. “The technology is steadily maturing into an effective means of improving a range of processes – in this case, TrustMe is deploying blockchain to change the way property is transacted which could enable property owners and developers very efficiently to unlock equity in their assets.”

“It takes a bold approach to attempt to disrupt an industry that has operated in the same way for many decades,” Mr. Webber said. “However, the advent of blockchain technology, coupled with TrustMe’s vision to revolutionise the property market, made this an opportunity I immediately wanted to get involved with. I relish the challenge of guiding the company as it builds property exchanges that are robustly compliant and instil confidence in users as they trade their most valuable assets.”