16 Apr '13, 3pm

OKCupid says it will accept Bitcoin, as currency falls to recent low

Sadly, you can't spend actual bitcoins like these (non-digital ones) for your online dating profile. CASASCIUS On Tuesday, as Bitcoin’s exchange rate fell to its lowest level in days at around $64 per bitcoin , OKCupid announced that it would accept the digital currency from users wanting to pay for bonus features on the site. The popular (and free) dating site, which boasts 4 million active users, will now become one of the world’s largest sites to accept Bitcoin. OKCupid users can pay an average of $12 per month (the amount varies depending on how much is prepaid at a time) to access "A-List" extra options like being able to browse other profiles anonymously. The real price will continue to be denominated officially in dollars and will be adjusted for Bitcoin users in real time to reflect present exchange rates as determined by Coinbase . Sam Yagan , one of the company’s...

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