About DeSoto

The assets of a majority of the world's population are physically visible but economically and politically invisible. DeSoto Inc. is using blockchain and other technologies to bring property ownership information to light and connect it to the global economy.

Our Mission

Our mission is to create the world's first "Global Property Rights Book” providing businesses, governments, and individuals better information about who has enforceable property rights over assets worldwide. We aim to promote full financial inclusion, economic advancement, and enfranchisement of individuals by helping them to establish rightful ownership of assets.

Our Team

Hernando de Soto


Patrick Byrne


Ali El Husseini


Rob Hughes


Julie Smith


Stanton Hunting

General Counsel

Trent Larson

Principal Engineer

Cosme Salazar

Head of Product

DeSoto News

De Soto Inc,: Where Eminent Domain meets the Blockchain

How Blockchain Can End Poverty

Hernando de Soto and Patrick Byrne's mission to put the developing world's property rights on a blockchain

Overstock CEO unveils new venture on blockchain-based global property registry system

Blockchain JV: Overstock Founder Patrick Byrne & Economist Hernando de Soto Partner on Global Property Registry

¿Qué es el 'blockchain' y cómo está cerrando brechas desde la tecnología?

Blockchain can lift billions out of poverty, Overstock CEO says

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DeSoto Inc. US

Salt Lake City, Utah

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DeSoto Inc. Peru

Lima, Peru

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