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Glen Oaks Escrow Announces It Assisted With Its First Bitcoin Transaction

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Glen Oaks Escrow, one of Southern California’s largest independent escrow companies, recently announced that it closed its first Bitcoin transaction.

The organization shared that the homebuyer contacted the Glen Oaks Escrow office in San Diego to inquire about purchasing a condo in Costa Mesa. Given that Glen Oaks Escrow is able to provide services in other locations outside of San Diego, Escrow Officer Doreen Tirres, successfully assisted the client with the transaction.

“Doreen was wonderful,” Buyer Ezra B. said of the 17 day escrow. “She was responsive and on top of things. She was extremely professional and I didn’t have any doubts that we would have any trouble closing this transaction. She did all the communication with BitPay which was nice.”

“We made the decision in 2018 to start accepting Bitcoin payments, and we are thrilled that we did. This real estate transaction exemplifies that, while a young technology in our industry, blockchain and cryptocurrencies have the potential to become a bigger part of real estate transactions. And, we’re very proud to be at the forefront to enable transactions in this way,” shared Joe Curtis, COO of Glen Oaks Escrow.

Glen Oaks Escrow accepts Bitcoin payments through BitPay, which acts as the payment processor in the transaction and is used to verify the funds (similar to how a bank would function). The escrow company then sends out an invoice to the buyer exactly like wire instructions would be sent. The buyer then has 15 minutes to pay with Bitcoin or the payment option will expire.

The funds go to escrow through BitPay, which turns it into cash and wires it into the escrow account. In summary, BitPay takes the Bitcoin and converts it to cash for the seller, so the seller never actually sees the Bitcoin payment, but just the cash.

The decision was made to accept Bitcoin as the payment method due to an increasing number of homes currently listed on the market that are accepting Bitcoin as a form of payment. In 2014, a Lake Tahoe home sold for 2,739 Bitcoins — the equivalent of $1.6 million at the time. In 2017, a buyer used roughly 3,300 Bitcoins to buy a Cape Cod-style mansion in Manhattan Beach for $3.225 million.

“While many are still trying to understand how cryptocurrencies fit into the real estate industry, we continue to see the growth of usage in other markets. In March, two multi-billion-dollar companies started accepting Bitcoin for payments – Avnet, a Phoenix-based electronic supplier and Digitec Galaxus AG – a Swiss-based online retail store. We are confident that this new way of doing business will increase in our industry, and we’re proud to be paving the way for this technology,” explained Joe Curtis.

 

SOURCE Glen Oaks Escrow


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CCELL Launches Environmentally Conscious Eco Star AIO Vaporizer

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SHENZHEN, China, April 15, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — CCELL®, the world’s leading technology brand focused on creating trendsetting vape hardware products and advanced vaporization technology, today announced the launch of the Eco Star, the company’s all-in-one vaporizer focused on sustainability, wide-ranging oil compatibility, and ease of use.

The Eco Star’s casing material is made of biodegradable and plant-based PLA, a material that can be decomposed by bacteria or other living organisms. By adopting this type of eco-friendly casing, CCELL seeks to provide an option that can reduce the cannabis industry’s overall environmental impact and build a more sustainable society.

Built within the casing is a removable and recyclable lithium-ion battery. This thoughtful pull-apart design allows consumers to easily remove the battery before disposing of the casing, empowering them to contribute towards a greener Earth.

The Eco Star also features complete compatibility with all types of cannabis oils, clog-free dual air vents, and an isolated airway that ensures the cleanest possible vapor.

With increasing environmental challenges worldwide and tightening regulations on vape products, the Eco Star was introduced with the intention of raising environmental awareness across the industry.

The company has also implemented other measures to align its practices with its long-standing sustainability-focused values. These include offering biodegradable and plant-based PLA mouthpieces among its customization options. Additionally, the company uses energy-efficient aqueous processing in producing its patented ceramic heating cores to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Before the product’s official launch, CCELL provided their customers and consumers with an early look at the Eco Star at TPE24 and Hall of Flowers Ventura in the US, and Spannabis Barcelona in Spain.

Disclaimer for battery disposal: CCELL does not recycle lithium-ion batteries. Battery recycling requirements may vary by country, city, etc. Please contact your local recycling center for more details before disposal.

About CCELL®

CCELL® is a technology brand and global innovator in the portable vaporizer space that revolutionized the industry by introducing the ceramic heating component. CCELL® was born in the headquarters of Shenzhen Smoore Technology Limited, which has more than 10 years of expertise in the vaporization industry. With advanced R&D resources, patented technologies, strong production capabilities, and reliable quality control systems, CCELL® is recognized around the world for its exceptional vaporization technology and top-quality devices.

Learn more about CCELL® at www.ccell.com as well as on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

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