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Should you be investing in cryptocurrency?

A look at the turbulent world of initial coin offerings
Initial coin offerings are the latest red-hot investment trend, seeking to disrupt the traditional means of raising venture capital for startup businesses and firms. The market itself has witnessed an incredible expansion in the last year, but as the cryptocurrency market explodes and new coins flood the market, is the Securities and Exchange Commission looking to cool down its rapid-paced growth? 
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How mortgage companies are capitalizing on their greatest asset: big data

APIs have changed the game
The evolution from a paper-based process to this era of big data is astounding. Consider that according to IBM, 90% of the world’s data has been created in the last two years. The Internet of Things — your thermostat, refrigerator, even your kid’s Barbie doll — is increasing that data exponentially. For mortgage companies, that data represents a treasure trove more valuable than the gold bars stacked in the vault at the New York Federal Reserve Bank, but only if they can figure out how to harness it for their specific business. Fortunately, scores of fintech companies are ready to help.
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The 2018 HW Tech100

The most innovative technology companies in housing
This year’s HW Tech100 features a much more expansive landscape than ever before. Winners included heavy hitters and innovative disruptors. Even new tech players in the blockchain space are joining the party now. Other exciting developments can be seen on the identity-protection and fraud-prevention sides. But make no mistake, the name of the game in tech, these days, is lending, lending, lending.
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2018 HW Tech100 Winner: Veros

Created two new valuation solutions: VeroDATAFI and VeroPRECISION
In 2017, Veros introduced a host of new valuation solutions, including VeroDATAFI and VeroPRECISION. Veros created VeroDATAFI to address the UCD mandate and provide lenders with a data management solution that streamlines and automates the secure delivery of UCD files directly to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.VeroPRECISION is a property-specific valuation rules engine that uses Veros’ analytics, AI  and machine learning to instantly determine if an AVM is the right valuation tool for the subject property.
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2018 HW Tech100 Winner: Sutherland

Mobile app streamlines and expedites the loan modification and loss mitigation process
Sutherland’s offerings span the entire mortgage lifecycle including origination, underwriting, pre-funding quality control and compliance review, closing and funding, post-funding QC compliance and loan servicing. Sutherland also delivers solutions including data analytics, robotics processing automation, design thinking, and mobile apps to handle origination and loan modification processes.
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2018 HW Tech100 Winner: ReverseVision

RV Exchange connects all industry users to one platform
RV Exchange, ReverseVision’s flagship loan origination system, serves as a centralized exchange connecting all industry users — brokers, lenders, investors, service providers, sub-servicers and more — to one platform. Users share documents and information for each part of the loan process within the same loan file, reducing errors and redundancies throughout the lifecycle of a HECM loan.
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2018 HW Tech100 Winner: Red Bell

Pyramid Platform web-based portal allows many items to be customized and adjusted by client and pool
Red Bell’s Pyramid Platform is a secure web-based portal that uses task driven management to manage REOs, rentals, loss mitigation and short sales. The platform allows workflows, real-time reports, key performance indicators, forms and many other items to be customized quickly and adjusted by client and pool.
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2018 HW Tech100 Winner: PerfectLO.com

Online questionnaire creates a systematic approach to a mortgage interview and application
PerfectLO’s online questionnaire was developed by former mortgage professionals, underwriters and a software team to create a logical and systematic approach to a mortgage interview and application. As borrowers answer questions on PerfectLO’s interactive questionnaire, a document checklist is created.
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2018 HW Tech100 Winner: PeerStreet

Offers three core technology platforms for investors and lenders
PeerStreet offers three core technology platforms.  For investors, PeerStreet’s technology allows them to invest in real estate debt on an intuitive, easy-to-use platform. Investors can choose individual properties and view detailed investment metrics. For lenders, PeerStreet connects them to the global capital markets through its platform, and also offers a comprehensive suite of tools and technology to help them compete more effectively.
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2018 HW Tech100 Winner: Optimal Blue

The company’s Investor Network Management solution provides market-leading investors with network access
Optimal Blue is an operator of the industry’s Digital Mortgage Marketplace, which connects originators, investors and providers with a unified technology and value-added services platform. The platform enables originators to automate their entire secondary marketing operation, from content through commitment, with enterprise automation that is specifically designed for the diverse business models of mortgage banks, mortgage brokers, retail banks and credit unions.
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