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Bitcoin => Press => Topic started by: NikolaTesla on April 16, 2013, 10:42:48 PM



Title: 2013-04-16 Forbes - OK Cupid Tells Users They Can Pay With Bitcoin
Post by: NikolaTesla on April 16, 2013, 10:42:48 PM
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As a company whose business proposition has gone from kind of weird to utterly commonplace in the space of a few years, OK Cupid has always been comfortable with novelty. Now itís embracing a new technology that strikes a lot of people as too futuristic for comfort: Bitcoin.

Starting today, premium users of the IAC-owned dating service can pay for their subscriptions with the untraceable peer-to-peer digital currency.

OK Cupid CEO Sam Yagan says this is a forward-looking move, driven not by user demand but by the imperative to embrace a technology thatís not going away.

Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffbercovici/2013/04/16/ok-cupid-tells-users-they-can-pay-with-bitcoin/


Title: Re: 2013-04-16 Forbes - OK Cupid Tells Users They Can Pay With Bitcoin
Post by: meowmeowbrowncow on April 17, 2013, 12:02:31 AM



As I stated in 'speculation' forum.  These guys at OKCupid have built a pretty sharp system.  It's not by any means bland or unintelligent and has features almost all other sites find superfluous to their business model by the fact that OKCupid has more of an immersive system that enables people to find good matches and then get off their site.


I'm totally not surprised.  These guys seem pretty forward thinking.


It's a good thing that they see value in Bitcoin.