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BIGGEST PORN COMPANY NOW ACCEPTS CRYPTOCURRENCY

Date: 2018-04-18



Earlier this week Pornhub announced that the company will start accepting cryptocurrency as a payment option.

The site now accepts Verge cryptocurrency, which is a rebranded version of Dogecoindark, which split off from the original meme coin. Users can pay for any Pornhub features, including a Premium subscription, using Verge cryptocurrency. Pornhub's sister sites, Brazzers and Nutaku will also accept this form of payment.

The Verge cryptocurrency is a type of "privacy-focused" digital currency and, according to a spokesperson at Pornhub, users had explicitly asked for it as a payment option in a post on the site's suggestion page. Verge cryptocurrency has been pretty volatile, like other popular digital coins. In December 2017, when most digital currencies were on the rise, the Verge cryptocurrency hit nearly $0.22 per coin but has since dropped back down.

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As Pornhub explains, Verge keeps transactions anonymous “by obfuscating the IP address and geolocation of its users so that they are untraceable.” Privacy is an understandable desire when trolling for spank material. However, it’s this aspect of cryptocurrencies that has also made them popular for buying illegal goods on sites like Silk Road, a black market online marketplace that was shut down in 2014.

While Verge may be popping Pornhub’s cryptocurrency cherry, its parent company, MindGeek, has accepted cryptocurrency payments in the past.

Last month, Playboy.TV – also owned by MindGeek – started accepting cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin and Ethereum. You can learn more about the Pornhub campaign by watching the video below.



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