ShelterZoom wants to power cryptocurrency payments for all of real estate

Blockchain real estate tech startup currently runs an 'Offer Now' widget for property listing pages

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Blockchain real estate startup ShelterZoom is seeing rapid growth — and working toward a mass market solution for cryptocurrency payments. The startup creates real estate technology involving blockchain, or the decentralized, distributed ledger that powers bitcoin and can also be used to track other kinds of financial transactions. Right now, the company runs an "Offer Now" widget that companies can opt to put on their real estate listing pages. Customers can make an immediate offer to rent or buy a property online via the widget and its blockchain and Ethereum smart contract technology. The next step for the startup is a cryptocurrency payment platform. Many real estate companies allow buyers and renters to pay in bitcoin and other digital currencies, but ShelterZoom wants to power the first cryptocurrency payment solution intended for mass adoption through a platform similar to its Offer Now widget. "We looked at home real estate transactions happening by cryptocurrenc...