Real Estate Latest Bitcoin-Friendly Luxury
Jan. 29, 2016
Bitcoin users have not been shy about using the currency to make large purchases in the past. With the wide range of Bitcoin-friendly retailers on the Internet, it’s become even easier to purchase everything from land to jewelry with the digital currency.
How to Buy Islands, Gold Mines and Villas With Bitcoin
Sept. 18, 2014
An island in Micronesia. A gold mine in Canada’s Yukon Territory. Tickets to the 2014 Victoria’s Secret fashion show in London. Those are just a few of the assets on offer at BitPremier, a website targeting bitcoin holders looking to unload some of their digital hoard.
Canada Gold Mine on Sale for $2 mln in Bitcoin
June 12, 2014
Gold, the hard asset long seen as the ultimate hedge against risk, has fallen so much out of favor in recent years that the owner of a mine in Canada's historic Yukon gold belt wants to sell the property for $2 million in bitcoin, a virtual currency.
Bitcoin Steps Up From Sandwiches to Villas
March 19, 2014
Acceptance of bitcoin, a sometimes maligned virtual currency, has stepped up from small transactions for sandwiches and online dating to what may be its biggest deal yet: a luxury villa in Bali.
Bitcoin More Than a Fad for Real Estate?
Jan. 17, 2014
Bitcoin has been in real estate news a lot lately. Is it a flash in the pan, or is it something you should consider for your business?
“We’re way past the fad stage,” says Alan Silbert, founder and CEO of BitPremier, a website that lists luxury products for sale using the digital currency and acts as an intermediary for transactions. Silbert addressed a group of real estate professionals and others at Inman Connect in New York on Thursday.
Bitcoin Proving to Be Effective Publicity Tool
Jan. 16, 2014
As a currency, Bitcoin is only starting to spread its wings.
“People are just beginning to spend them over the last year,” said Alan Silbert, founder and CEO of BitPremier, a listing site that lets people pay for homes or rentals in Bitcoin.
As a consequence, he said, companies that open their doors to Bitcoin may be able to milk a “largely untapped market.”
More Bitcoins, More Problems: How Hackers are Targeting Bitcoins
Nov. 20, 2013
Bitcoin has a lot going for it these days. Its price is soaring, mainstream businesses are increasingly adopting it as a form of payment and venture capitalists are pouring money into bitcoin start-ups. But as the digital currency becomes more popular, it should come with a warning label, experts say. With bitcoin trading for more than $500 on the Mt. Gox exchange, the currency is becoming an attractive target for cybercriminals looking to steal bitcoins. And if your bitcoins are taken, well, you're just plain out of luck.
How Will China's Bitcoin Boom Affect Online Retail?
Oct. 3, 2013
While China’s flourishing Bitcoin market has attracted intense speculation and economic optimism, the digital currency’s anonymous nature and unregulated status make it poised to significantly affect online business in the mainland.
Virtual Currency Gains Ground in Actual World
Aug. 1, 2013
Depending on whom you ask, bitcoins are a goofy geek invention with as much long-term value as Monopoly money — or a technology development that could transform currency the way e-mail and texting have transformed correspondence.
Could the Rise of a Bitcoin Art Market be Imminent?
July 15, 2013
If you have heard of the virtual currency Bitcoin but have no idea what it is or how it works, then you are not alone. Unfortunately the Bitcoin concept is rather complex and becomes even more complex the further you delve. However, if you have an interest in the art market you may want to consider making the effort to familiarise yourself with the Bitcoin concept as it has the potential to change the way art buyers and sellers do business – if, that is, the Bitcoin concept proves viable in the long term, which seems unlikely at the present time. But that doesn’t mean that the concept isn’t worth investigating further.
Bitcoin Digital Currency: Risks & Challenges
June 28, 2013
CCTV America Correspondent Mark Liu reports on the current situation of the best-known cyber currency, Bitcoin. Anchor Phillip Yin, Alan Silbert, CEO of BitPremier, and Darrell Duffie, professor of Stanford Graduate School of Business, discuss the risks and challenges for the development of Bitcoin.
Online Art Sales Enter the Bitcoin Era With BitPremier
June 27, 2013
At BitPremier, a new site where you can buy luxury goods in exchange for the wildy hyped, decidedly controversial, digital-only currency known as bitcoin, you can buy a yacht, or a plane — or, yes, even art.
In fact, the site, which launched in early May, kicked off with two works of art for sale: a photograph by Peter Beard, one of his iconic “Orphaned Cheetahs,” and a limited edition print “Basketball Superstars” (1977) by sports artist extraordinaire LeRoy Neiman.
Want a Plane? Do You Have Bitcoins? BitPremier & BitPay Raising the Bar
May 16, 2013
After bringing to the bitcoin marketplace million dollar apartments and sports cars, luxury bitcoin retailer BitPremier is offering what is most likely the first airplane available for purchase with the digital currency. For just below 5500 BTC ($625,000), a 2011 Cirrus SR22 Turbo can be yours.
Backed by the Bitcoin Opportunity Fund, who also holds investments in CoinLab and Coinsetter, BitPremier is a recently launched bitcoin startup focusing on bringing luxury goods to the bitcoin owners. Items for sale are offered by verified sellers, with BitPremier acting as the broker for the transaction.
Buy A $2 Million Condo With Bitcoins
May 3, 2013
You know what they say about money that doesn’t spend. As Kashmir Hill is finding out this week, there are a whole lot of things that you can’t buy with Bitcoins yet, even if they are valuable. The market for the digital currency/commodity/resource, or whatever you want to call it, has exploded recently, and people all over the world are thinking about ways to profit off of the Bitcoin economy. So while you might still have trouble buying currency, one website makes sure that you can at least buy a $2 million condo.
Luxurious Trump SoHo condo being sold for 24,700 BITCOINS (that’s $1.9 million)
May 3, 2013
A luxury condo in the Trump SoHo can be yours — all for the low price of around 24,700 Bitcoins. That’s by far the biggest-ticket item ever offered for sale in the virtual currency. “The most expensive purchase was a car for around $28,000," Vitalik Buterin, a writer at Bitcoin magazine, told the Daily News. He called the multimillion-dollar Trump listing an "unprecedented" move.
Bitcoin Magazine Congratulates BitPremier on Their Site Launch
May 2, 2013
Today, BitPremier launched its new business and services with the goal of “redefining the Bitcoin marketplace like never before.” BitPremier provides an opportunity for merchants to sell upscale products and real estate to the Bitcoin community. On day one, BitPremier is featuring a Bahamas Resort Ocean View Condo, Trump Soho Hotel Condominium, paintings such as LeRoy Neiman Basketball Stars, and designer watches as jewelry such as a Ulysse Nardin GMT Perpetual Watch. One of the best features of the site is the continuously updated BTC price along with the USD price.
Luxury marketplace for bitcoiners launches
May 2, 2013
Forget trying to trade a few hundred dollars or euros for bitcoins using a circuitous exchange process: Alan Silbert has a vision for helping well-off fans of the digital currency convert some of their wealth hundreds or thousands of bitcoins at a time.
How? By creating BitPremier, the first-ever online “luxury marketplace” using bitcoins for transactions.
Now You Can Buy a Condo in the Trump Hotel With Bitcoins
May 2, 2013
Congratulations, rich people, there's now a luxury marketplace where you can spend your digital currency.
BitPremier, an e-commerce site that launched Thursday, accepts only bitcoins (BTC). It features some pretty spectacular items for sale, including a condominium in the Trump SoHo Hotel in New York that's going for over 18,000 BTC ($1,947,500).