BOND New York Will Accept Payment in Bitcoin

(The Real Deal) Manhattan-based brokerage BOND New York is jumping on the Bitcoin wagon. The firm will now accept the burgeoning online currency as payment for real estate transactions, it said in a statement.

“Bitcoin is a convenient and inexpensive way for our customers to transfer money,” BOND co-founder Noah Freedman said in the release, “so we see it as a win-win situation which will impact the real estate industry.”

Brian Dusseau, an agent at BOND, said that some agents at the firm had also expressed interest in being compensated in Bitcoin. BOND isn’t the first industry player to embrace the digital currency.