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Multiple fatalities reported in Texas school shooting This new-to-market five-bedroom home in affluent Westport, Conn. — a newly constructed property that measures a roomy 4,800 square feet — is listed for purchase in cryptocurrencies bitcoin and Ethereum.

The house at 5 Ridgewood Lane is asking 250 bitcoin, or 3,030 Ethereum, which as of May 17 convert to about $2 million. The decision to price the home in volatile cryptocurrencies — and not accept any other form of payment, including cash — is a first for the Greater New York area, sources say.

“One of our motivations is to show a gesture of support and commitment to the cryptocurrency community,” says homeowner Susan Vanech, who is also marketing the property in her capacity as an agent at William Pitt Julia B Fee Sotheby’s International Realty. “I love the idea of reaching an audience that may otherwise be overlooked.” Vanech, 47, purchased the house as an investment in 2016.

She recently enlisted the help of her California-based older brother, 49-year-old Bob Vanech — a cryptocurrency expert — to sell it. If no contract is signed by June 1, the siblings will reassess the crypto asking prices. Read more from…

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