BitRanch: Ranching for Bitcoin
If We Mine Bitcoin, We Can Ranch Bitcoin
UPDATE: The greater part of this property sold recently minimizing the BitRanch concept to a much smaller sector. That’s Real Estate!
Idaho Bitcoin Entrepreneur, Alan Golub, believes Bitcoin is the leading cryptocurrency of the future and that the way help it achieve universal acceptance is to spend it.
He’s got a vision therefore of bringing enough Bitcoiners into the Pacific Northwest to make Idaho the Bitcoin state.
Here’s how he plans to do it.
How the Bitranch Vision came about
We first introduced Golub’s Bitcoin vision last February in this article about bringing divided land back into a cohesive, eco-friendly oneness as a whole. What once was a working cattle ranch, was divided into multiple ownerships over time. There was even an attempt to create yet another exclusive golf course on this land, but Golub sees it differently.
Thanks to the rising power of Bitcoin and the need for Bitcoin networks, Golub plans to bring this subdivided land back into a membership-driven, professionally managed timeshare project where Bitcoiners and their families, if they so choose, and friends can intermingle while riding horses, boating, swimming and enjoying the many amenities of a full-fledged working dude ranch.
Is Bitranch a Viable Enterprise?
Golub thinks so. Idaho’s tax structure, plentiful water, great outdoors and family-oriented artsy towns are attracting the attention of many Silicon Valley tech companies.
The exclusive Gozzer Ranch just south of Golub’s planned Bitranch as attracted executives from Google and other hi-tech companies and is even looking into considering Bitcoin.
According to Golub, North Idaho in general is a huge, welcoming campus and play ground just right for tech savvy engineers and entrepreneurs to rub elbows, relax and raise families. He should know. He’s a long-time transplant from Southern California.
So Who Runs the Ranch?
Golub’s got this figured out. Bringing in experts like equestrian entrepreneur, Angie Hilding (who now accepts Bitcoin through BitPay) and cattleman, David James Delano, is very important.
How much land is there?
Golub and partners currently own 28.7 million square feet of the Coeur d’Alene Mountain with Lake Coeur d’Alene waterfront. Golub also owns a percentage of more than 10 million square feet of commercial and lite-industrial land on the Rathdrum Prairie, near the Coeur d’Alene Airport (now also know as the Pappy Boyington Airfield).
On par with the gated community of Gozzer Ranch, and its exclusive golf course, high-end water-front condominiums, marina and club restaurant, Golub intends to build and maintain a quality working cattle ranch that raises Kobe Beef, possibly American buffalo and boards well-trained riding horses that work the ranch and carry owners and patrons across the many as yet to be established riding trails throughout the ranch property.
“Members can buy time shares on the horse of their choice,” he says, “and that concept is much less expensive than owning and boarding a horse that you ride maybe once or twice a year.”
The business concept behind Bitranch is a membership base. Golub is currently attening the North American Bitcoin Conference in Chicago in order to talk privately with a number of Bitcoin entrepreneurs who’ve expressed interest in his project.
“When only 9 others besides myself put 3000 Bitcoins each into this project,” Golub said, “we’ll be able to build-out the complete vision and offer the world of Bitcoiners affordable memberships that bring the best of the best together for networking and brainstorming cryptocurrencies while enjoying our great North Idaho campus.
Bitranch will have every amenity one can think of, appropriate to a working dude ranch, including membership at the Gozzer Ranch facility–only we’re offering what they don’t have. The big difference is, we’ll have it wired to the gills with technology.”
Dwayne Parsons, the owner/editor of SandpointPR,
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