ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (WBAY) - Before making it big as a Facebook executive, Chris Murphy grew up in Green Bay, and all of his best memories revolve around the Packers.
"We used to be able to sneak onto the field and shag punts and shag kicks for Chester Marcol and David Beverly,” he recalled talking to Action 2 News on the phone Friday.
The season ticket holder had his eye on the Packers party house at 910 Stadium Drive before he bought it years ago because he liked that it connected directly with the Lambeau Field parking lot. "I wanted to be able to share a beer or a brat right over the fence with the people tailgating in the parking lot,” he said.
"I've had it a lot of years, a lot of fun, a lot of friends and family coming over, but I can take this house and I can make a sale and sell it in cryptocurrencies, to educate people on how block chain technologies can be applied to everyday life."
That's why the house is being sold in Bitcoin, the world's most valuable digital currency, which right now has a widely-fluctuating value.
Murphy is trying to be a part of the movement to change the way people see blockchains like Bitcoin into an actual currency people use every day, and in turn, stabilize its worth.
"It's important for me to be one of these people that are willing to be one of the first to step up and really make a significant real world purchase with these,” said Murphy.”Once the general public understands how blockchain works, they're going to embrace it in a big way."
Murphy will donate the first million dollars in profit from the house to charities that create healthy environments in disadvantaged communities.