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April 16, 2013, 10:41:38 PM
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http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffbercovici/2013/04/16/ok-cupid-tells-users-they-can-pay-with-bitcoin/

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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 it’s 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 that’s not going away.

This can only have a positive impact on value... that site has somewhere in the vicinity of 5 million users?
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April 16, 2013, 10:48:48 PM
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That's hilarious Grin  I used this site when I was younger.  Met two or three girls on there but none of them turned out to exactly be prizes.  One was using fake pictures, another one lied about her age and turned out to be 16.  Oh, another turned out to be a tranny.  Lots of fun.

Anyway, you're right, it can only do good.

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April 16, 2013, 10:50:27 PM
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Never heard for them but just have read about it on another thread and googling made me feel they're some big site. That's good, very good.

Facebook, WTF are you waiting, buy loads of coins, announce adoption and make each coin worth 100 000 Smiley
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April 16, 2013, 10:57:15 PM
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I use okcupid all the time and know the guys that founded.

this is awesome.

close friend of mine met his wife on okc.
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April 16, 2013, 11:13:09 PM
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I use okcupid all the time and know the guys that founded.

this is awesome.

close friend of mine met his wife on okc.

now thats a find.
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April 16, 2013, 11:53:09 PM
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That's hilarious Grin  I used this site when I was younger.  Met two or three girls on there but none of them turned out to exactly be prizes.  One was using fake pictures, another one lied about her age and turned out to be 16.  Oh, another turned out to be a tranny.  Lots of fun.
Lol, or they just use old pictures from when they used to be hot.
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April 16, 2013, 11:55:03 PM
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I signed up on okcupid today just because of this news  Kiss
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April 16, 2013, 11:57:51 PM
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If one knows the fundamental design of OKCupid one knows that these guys are sharp.  The did their web app entirely in-house using what they claim as 'superior language, code, and framework.'


I'm totally not surprised by this.  They seem pretty forward thinking.


It can only be a good sign that these guys see value in Bitcoin.

"Bitcoin has been an amazing ride, but the most fascinating part to me is the seemingly universal tendency of libertarians to immediately become authoritarians the very moment they are given any measure of power to silence the dissent of others."  - The Bible
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April 17, 2013, 12:18:54 AM
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If one knows the fundamental design of OKCupid one knows that these guys are sharp.  The did their web app entirely in-house using what they claim as 'superior language, code, and framework.'
On one of their job listings they list these technologies: "Ruby, Python, Clojure, Javascript, CoffeeScript, Backbone, HAML, SASS, Rails, Sinatra, Hadoop, MongoDB, Redis, Heroku, AWS, and more"

It does seem like it runs pretty well, and they have a sense of humor at every corner.
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April 17, 2013, 12:19:58 AM
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Never heard for them but just have read about it on another thread and googling made me feel they're some big site. That's good, very good.

Facebook, WTF are you waiting, buy loads of coins, announce adoption and make each coin worth 100 000 Smiley
Facebook is shit, it's never going to adopt bitcoin as long as they are being lobbied by I-don't-know-who. Just look at their stock fiasco.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/nathanvardi/2012/10/18/facebook-fiasco-the-stock-is-50-below-its-ipo-price-again/

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