The luxury Miami Beach penthouse has sold for over $ 22 million. It wouldn’t be surprising if it weren’t for that the property was sold for BTC.
Apartment for BTC
The penthouse is situated on the ninth floor of a 12-story building. It is over 1,500 square meters of space, and a terrace with an area of approx. 91 sq m The apartment building is located in the Surfside area of Miami.
It is worth adding that the apartment resident will be able to use as many as four bedrooms, a tastefully designed toilet, four bathrooms and a luxurious wardrobe. In addition, there is a playroom for children and a gastronomic space.
The owners of all apartments also have access to indoor and outdoor swimming pools, sauna, steam room, rooftop tennis court, gym and yoga studio. The parking spaces in the building are regulated by the ground temperature.
The property was sold to an anonymous buyer who paid for it entirely in cryptocurrency. The sale was also the largest BTC purchase of its kind in Florida history. Developers say the penthouse is one of the most expensive properties in Miami by price per square meter.
A neighborhood for wealthy Americans
Miami’s Surfside neighborhood hit the headlines in December 2020 when another penthouse was sold for as much as $ 33 million. The previous record belonged to the buyer who bought the representative apartment in December 2017.
– Cryptocurrencies are the future and we believe this is just the beginning [nowego trendu] – said Giovanni Fasciano, a real estate investor in Miami, in an interview with the media.
– There is a strong, pent-up demand for cryptocurrency transactions that are liquid and safe for both parties and this transaction is a great example of that – said Alex Sapir, head of Sapir Corp., the company responsible for selling the apartment. – We were overwhelmed by the number of calls we received from eligible buyers shortly after we announced the cryptocurrency transaction option for condominiums. Real cryptocurrency transactions have yet to fully enter the mainstream, so it’s clear that the biggest holders [BTC] around the world are paying attention as new trading opportunities open up – added.
First sale of real estate settled with cryptocurrencies took place in 2017, when a $ 60,000 apartment in Kiev, Ukraine, was purchased by TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington. This one bought a property by Etheru and through the platform Propy.
– It’s a very slow process [tj. adopcja kryptowalut]when it comes to real estate, although it has been seen as a new impetus in this industry for several years – Translated to the media a year ago by Matthew McAuley, the company’s director of global research JLL providing real estate services.