This might sound a bit out of left field, and that’s sort of the point. To attract the type of character we think is most suited for the early days of akiya, we need to stand out. The A&I brand needs to communicate the adventurousness of our product, that we lean very far forward. With that in mind, we’re excited to announce that we’re now accepting cryptocurrency payments for research services. This will be limited to BTC, ETH, and XYM for the time being, however over time we will support other cryptocurrencies.
We’re getting on the cryptocurrency train for a reason, too. That data problem mentioned earlier in this article shouldn’t be ignored. Because the data is so poorly maintained, most of these places stay off of potential buyers’ radars. If you don’t believe us, stop reading and go find an akiya you like.
To rectify this, we’re conceptualizing an app to address it, and cryptocurrency and blockchain keep coming up as potential solutions. Imagine searching freely through a database of verified ledgers of property activity so detailed you’re comfortable to buy sight unseen, find a property, initiate a cryptocurrency escrow transaction, trigger an automated digital document signing, and in about 5 minutes the keys are yours to pick up.
Right now, that process literally takes weeks – there is no good way about it. The cryptocurrency scene in Japan is a relatively strong one. With this new offering, we hope to attract the attention of some of the more wild ones out there itching for a challenge.