By Chris Jochnick, Landesa
Technology and social networks are the oft-cited parents of the sharing economy.
The two are largely credited with enabling us to trust strangers with our stuff, our homes and our lives – unlocking vast economic value in what was heretofore dead or underused capital.
But this reading of the sharing economy misses perhaps the most critical foundation of this system: paper. Specifically, legal papers related to property such as deeds, titles, leases and the institutions that uphold them.