Do you hate banks and support the concept of a global currency? You’re probably a fan of Bitcoin, the virtual P2P currency that can be used to buy things online.
As the currency’s value grows (then drops and grows again), more people are asking the really important question: What are the Bitcoin values of real-life commodities, like, say, my house?
Via Gizmodo, we learn about Movoto’s handy conversion calculator, which provides an up-to-the-minute calculation of a home’s worth in Bitcoins based on the current conversion rate. Read more
Real-estate regret? It happens. To 52 percent of people, to be precise.
With inventory dipping to almost a 12-year low and spring housing fever in effect, buyers can experience waking-up-in-Vegas remorse — although not as often as renters do, according to Trulia’s most recent consumer survey.
Harris Interactive on behalf of Trulia surveyed 2,130 adults ages 18 and older; of the people in the study, 1,370 were homeowners and 706 were renters. Read more
Here’s one way to save a historic home from demolition — stick it on a barge and put it out to sea.
In 1911, the little yellow Stambaugh Cottage in Palm Beach was home to Orrel Gleason Stambaugh, who built some of the first roads in West Palm Beach and the Royal Park Bridge. One hundred years later, a golf course wanted that land. Read more
Eternally torn between New York and London? With this gorgeous series of double exposures by photojournalist Daniella Zalcman, you don’t have to choose. Read more
Hyperlapse is a really cool project that takes images from Google Street View and turns them into hypnotic timelapse videos. Read more
If you ever find yourself globetrotting on a budget, consider squatting in one of The 33 Most Beautiful Abandoned Places In The World, a breath-taking list of locales compiled by BuzzFeed. Read more
How do you say “Khaleesi” in Vietnamese?
With a giganto fire-breathing dragon bridge over the Han River. Read more
The largest panoramic photo ever taken comes from the top of London’s 581-foot-tall BT Tower. The images, comprised of 48,640 individual frames, were captured on four Canon EOS 7D cameras shortly after the London 2012 Olympics. The resulting 320 gigapixel vista has an interactive website where users can zoom in on subjects that are miles away for a high-resolution close up. Read more
Earlier this month, Google sent one of its Street View cars through Namie, Japan, a town that was abandoned following the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami that crippled the nearby Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Read more