Eagle, CO: The Vail Valley is getting its first real estate listing available for purchase in bitcoins.
John and Christy Rounds of Eagle, CO are listing their Fly-N-Eagle Storage unit in Gypsum for rent or purchase in dollars... or bitcoins.
Many people have heard of the popular crypto-currency, but are not familiar with how bitcoins work. Bitcoin is a decentralized digital currency. A bitcoin is a digital coin you can send through the internet. Bitcoin has received a lot of press due to the fact its value has risen from $5 a bitcoin in early 2013 to $836 a bitcoin today.
Analogous to gold, bitcoins are available in limited supply. The creator of bitcoin programmed a finite number of bitcoins to be “mined” over the next century. Bitcoins are mined by computer programmers who need to solve increasingly difficult algorithms to release new bitcoins into circulation. These same programmers provide a safety net to ensure that counterfeit bitcoins do not enter the market.
John and Christy Rounds are co-founders in GlobalBitcoinInvestors.com, a business that educates the public about bitcoin and its emerging role in our economy.
“It’s hard to sort through the information on the internet,” says John Rounds. “Bitcoin is such a new concept to mainstream America. It has the potential to create a dramatic shift in the way payments are made and financial transactions overall. We created GlobalBitcoinInvestors.com to educate people on what may very well be the most relevant concept of this era.”
Rounds is not new to the business / finance community. Prior to creating GlobalBitcoinInvestors.com, John has spent the past decade working as a senior executive / consultant for several market-leading companies in the outdoor/action sports industry. He has worked internationally and has lived and worked in Latin America.
Though bitcoin is in its infancy, Wall Street is taking notice. In November 2013, the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission told the U.S. Senate committee that bitcoins are legitimate financial instruments.
Rounds believes in the possibilities presented by this new crypto-currency. From ATM’s to consulting, businesses peripheral to bitcoin trading provide big opportunities to those who have the vision to see them. And Rounds is putting his money... or bitcoins... where his mouth is. “The more people use bitcoins for legitimate transactions - like buying and selling real estate - the more we liberate our economy from governmental manipulation,”
Information on Unit A10 of Fly-N-Eagle storage can be found at http://johnrounds.com/