The first real estate purchase with Bitcoin has been registered in Colombia last week. The company, called La Haus, sold one property in Santa Marta to a buyer that was not in Colombia at the time of the purchase. While Colombia is just starting to consider Bitcoin for real estate payments, in neighboring countries like Venezuela, it is becoming more common to use crypto for such transactions.
Colombia Debuts Real Estate Purchases With crypto
The real estate sector in Colombia has reached a milestone when it comes to cryptocurrency usage, after registering its first purchase with Bitcoin. La Haus, an online real estate company, mediated in this purchase after having received a reserve payment for 0.03 BTC a month ago. The purchase was recently completed by a buyer that was not in Colombia, so the operation was completed using Lightning Network through Opennode, a payment processor.