Packer fan party house first to require digital currency blockchain

Are diehard cheeseheads ready to open that digital wallet?

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“The Packer House” would be the dream party home for any diehard cheesehead. The three-bedroom home is located directly adjacent to Lambeau Field, perfect for generations of tailgators in green and yellow -- all for the low price of $1 million. There’s just one catch: you must pay in cryptocurrency. As a kid growing up in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Chris Murphy -- who became a millionaire as an early employee of Facebook -- fit that “diehard Packer fan” description perfectly. So it was fitting he used part of his fortune to purchase one of just seven homes with a backyard adjacent to the Lambeau Field Parking Lot. Now the home is up for sale (Murphy spends half of the year in Bali and the other half in southern California). In a first for homes in the United States, however, the property must be purchased on a blockchain -- the name for the distributed, multi-computer, internet-based ledger technology that underpins bitcoin and many other digital currencies. This milestone c...