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Using only bitcoin, 20 homes have been sold worldwide, and that number looks to get bigger. In fact, the Miami, Fla., real estate agent that brokered two of those deals, Stephan Burke, says cryptocurrency will make up 25-30 percent of real estate sales in five years.

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Bitcoin enthusiasts took what could be the first step Tuesday toward teaching some Tri-state residents about cryptocurrency. CPROP co-founder Adam Koehler and organizer of the "Day for Crypto Conference" hopes this helps position the area as an expert in this technology.

  Since the electronic virtual currency Bitcoin began circulating in 2009, it has garnered strong support, as well as serious concern, world-wide. Proponents of the crypto-currency point to its transparency and ease of use, while critics claim it is no more than a commodities bubble.