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  • Bapple broker Jeff Goolsby (inset) and Bitcoin

    Bapple broker Jeff Goolsby (inset) and Bitcoin

    A Manhattan real estate broker accepted a deposit, rent and his own commission on a Nolita deal via the controversial virtual currency Bitcoin. [more]

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  • Donald Trump and Michael Kimmelman

    Donald Trump and Michael Kimmelman

    From the February issue: In this month’s in their words roundup, we hear from archicritic Michael Kimmelman on how the soaring One57 development is a prime example of the dangers of tax air rights regulation. The Donald also mentions his new number of Facebook fans — a number he appears not to believe. Lastly, Bond NY’s Noah Freedman talk on his brokerage’s move to allow for payments in BitCoin. [more]

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    From left: BOND New York co-founder Noah Freedman, the Bitcoin logo and Dolly Lenz

    When it comes to a new kind of online currency serving as payment for real estate deals, BOND New York co-founder Noah Freedman and superbroker Dolly Lenz, who runs a namesake brokerage, are on opposite sides on the coin. See the full story and video after the jump.

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  • Bitcoin

    Bitcoin

    Bond New York is not only accepting Bitcoin as payment for real state transactions, it may soon pay its agents with the burgeoning online currency. But as Bitcoin is increasingly used in lieu of cash for real-world transactions, questions about regulation and transparency are swirling. [more]

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  • From left: BOND New York's co-founders Bruno Ricciotti and Noah Freedman and the Bitcoin logo

    From left: BOND New York’s co-founders Bruno Ricciotti and Noah Freedman and the Bitcoin logo

    Manhattan-based brokerage BOND New York is jumping on the Bitcoin wagon. The firm will now accept the burgeoning online currency as payment for real estate transactions, it said in a statement today. [more]

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    Philipp Preuss’ Southampton home

    Cash-strapped buyers eyeing a particular four-bedroom home in Southampton need not fear: the seller will also accept Bitcoin for the $799,000 asking price. [more]

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  • From left: BitCoin,  RentHop's Lawrence Zhou and Lee Lin, and a screenshot of the RentHop app

    From left: BitCoin, RentHop’s Lawrence Zhou and Lee Lin, and a screenshot of the RentHop app

    Online apartment search marketplace RentHop will accept payment in Bitcoin from landlords and brokers advertising New York City rental apartments, the startup announced today. To encourage adoption of the cryptocurrency, those using Bitcoin will be given a steep discount – about 60 percent — for choosing Bitcoin over dollars. [more]

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