Bitcoin Edges Into The Investor Space With RealtyShares

realtyshares05 Feb 2014 / Forbes – It is getting harder to keep up with the number of consumer-oriented businesses starting to accept Bitcoin as a payment platform. There is, of course, which rang up $500,000 in Bitcoin-paid purchases within weeks of its announcement. Malwarebytes has just announced it is accepting Bitcoin for its consumer products via Coinbase, claiming it is the first major security company to do so.

Also, in the “first” category is, which says it is the first U.S. online travel agency to accept Bitcoins, at least for hotel reservations. Also Mint, a personal finance app whose brand screams out financial responsibility and transparency, is also partnering with Coinbase to allow its users to integrate Bitcoin transactions into their traditional accounts.

The really compelling news, though, is that a service aimed at investors in one of the few undigitized sectors of the U.S. economy–commercial real estate–now has a Bitcoin payment option…. Read more

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