The Art Surfside luxury apartment in Miami will now accept digital currency as a form of payment for its remaining luxury residences, including the Vila Nove penthouse, currently listed for $ 38 million.
The company has partnered with the SolidBlock trading platform, which allows potential buyers to pay in multiple digital currencies, including Bitcoin and Ether.
The “most exclusive” condominium in the region already houses Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, as well as fashion blogger Arielle Charnas of Something Navy. He is now trying to attract crypto millionaires and billionaires attracted by Miami’s Bitcoin-friendly reputation.
According to the ad, the cheapest condo available starts at $ 10,300,000 with spaces ranging from three to five bedrooms, with access to a 75-foot indoor pool, meditation pond, rooftop tennis court and indoor spaces. private parking with temperature control. The highest sale to date was $ 33 million for the penthouse condo, the same one that just went on sale for $ 38 million.
Sapir Corp. developers noted that several of Silicon Valley’s leading companies and venture capital firms had moved to the city and this played a role in the decision to accept digital currency.
Miami Mayer Francis Suarez has already met with Dogecoin CEO Elon Musk, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, and Google CEO Eric Schmidt in an effort to convince them to move their operations to sunny state. XBTO Group cryptocurrency firm has a new office there, Scott Minerd of global investment firm Guggenheim Partners and Peter Thiel partner Keith Rabois bought a property, and VC Delian Asparouhov joked on social media about the transfer from Silicon Valley to Miami.
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Sapir Corp president Alex Sapir said the company supported Mayor Francis Suárez’s vision of making Miami a technology and digital currency hub.
“As the most exclusive luxury building in the city, we are positioning ourselves for a future in which half of the world’s billionaires are cryptographic billionaires, which will happen once Bitcoin reaches $ 200,000. With digital currencies already creating incredible global wealth, it is real estate that will maintain that wealth and provide buyers with a legacy. ”
Over the past year, Suarez has made it clear that he wants to stand out in Miami as the country’s cipher center and praised Art’s announcement as the first of many.
“The adoption of digital currency and emerging technologies in all sectors of industry is precisely how Miami will become the city of the century,” said Mayor Francis Suárez. “Art is setting an important precedent and I won’t be surprised to hear similar stories in the near future.”
On May 6, a resolution was passed for a new working group on digital currency, which is considering the feasibility of allowing Miami-Dade County to accept digital currency as a form of payment of taxes, fees and services.
Next month, Miami will host the world’s largest Bitcoin conference, the 2021 Bitcoin Conference.