Reddit Removes Bitcoin Payment Option, Censors Darknet Forum


Despite all the Telegram groups, Discord channels and many other alternatives, Reddit remains a leading forum for the wider bitcoin community – especially for new users to learn about the concept for the first time. As such, the website holds power over the conversation and what happens on Reddit can have much wider repercussions. Also Read: Monthly Web Traffic for Major Bitcoin Exchanges Falls by Half No More Reddit Gold for Bitcoin San Francisco headquartered link sharing and content rating website Reddit has removed the option to gift users with reddit gold using bitcoin. Despite sounding like an ICO token, reddit gold is the website’s premium membership program which gives users some special benefits and features and helps the cash-strapped company keep the servers running. After the issue was highlighted by /r/btc moderator Bitcoinxio, we learned that it was caused due to the recent change with Coinbase Commerce, according to a moderator of number of forums on the website. User emoney04 explained: “The upcoming Coinbase change, combined with some bugs around the Bitcoin payment option that were affecting purchases for certain users, led us to remove Bitcoin as a payment option. We’re going to take a look at demand and watch the progression of Coinbase Commerce before making a decision on whether to re-enable.” Asked about the option to enable BCH payments due to their lower fees making it more economical for micro payments, the moderator answered: “Yeah that’s definitely a fair point! We’re going to keep that in mind as…
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