Fancy Buying a House in Croatia with Bitcoin? Head to Zaprešić!

Lauren Simmonds

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The very first house in Croatia that can be purchased using Bitcoin has gone on sale.

The 21st century has seen scientific and technological advances reach dizzying heights and run at a speed we can barely manage to keep up with, and now it seems that not even money and the way in which we use it will remain the same, thanks to Bitcoin.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes on the 29th of November, 2017, the very first house in the Republic of Croatia that can be purchased with Bitcoin has gone on sale.

“We didn’t want to exclude this possibility [or payment] and we’re happy with the interest of potential customers. We don’t fear any malevolence,” the home owners say.

The sale of a house in Hruševec Pušćanski near Zaprešić, which was published on the popular buy and sell website Njuškalo one month ago attracted public attention on Wednesday the 29th of November, 2017, when it became known that it’s the first real estate in Croatia to embrace the digital currency phenomenon and that it can be purchased by using the Bitcoin digital currency.

Namely, the house in question boasts 275 square meters of living space and more than 750 square meters of land. It is on sale for 663 thousand kuna, 88 thousand euros, or 10 bitcoins (BTC).

The owners, who wanted to remain anonymous, said that when they submitted their ad, they asked themselves why they shouldn’t include the increasingly popular Bitcoin option, which is more and more widely being accepted as a normal means of payment.

“We didn’t want to exclude this possibility and we’re happy with the interest of potential buyers. We aren’t afraid of any malevolence, because if there was any negative impact [from this decision] to be demonstrated, it wouldn’ve happened by now,” remarked the owner in conversation with Poslovni Dnevnik.

Poslovni Dnevnik asked the Management Board of the Croatian Network of Business Angels (CRANE) and one of the most well-known Croatian business angels, Hrvoje Prpić, for some opinions on the subject. Prpić said that Bitcoin should have been invested in a long time ago.

“It’s not really even a novelty anymore, digital currencies are widespread, and even here with us, its presence is no longer a coy one. If we take into account the fact that Bitcoin’s daily traffic is $4 billion, everything should be clear to us,” he added.

When asked whether or not various articles entitled “Investing $100 in Bitcoin in 2010 would equal about $250 million today,” are really true or merely paid advertising, Prpić said that it is indeed a real market.

Yesterday, Bitcoin exceeded $9,900, and according to some opinions, with which Prpić agrees, its value will continue to grow and it is expected to do so four times in the next year.


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