Apartment Sold for Bitcoin in Portugal After New Regulation Allows Property Deals in Crypto

Apartment Sold for Bitcoin in Portugal After New Regulation Allows Property Deals in Crypto


An apartment in Portugal has changed hands, with the buyer paying directly in cryptocurrency in a reported first for the country. The home was purchased for 3 bitcoins without conversion to euros, under a new regulation permitting real estate deals with digital currencies.

Buyer Pays With Bitcoin for Apartment in Braga, Portugal

A three-room (two-bedroom) apartment in the Portuguese city of Braga has been bought with cryptocurrency without any conversion to fiat money. Local media reports have described the deal as a first in the history of the country’s real estate market.

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The new owner paid 3 bitcoins (BTC) for the home, worth around 110,000 euros at the time the purchase took place. The title deed was transferred in Porto’s Póvoa de Varzim district

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