Freelancer marketplace Fiverr has discontinued bitcoin payments, citing a lack of interest.
The marketplace made headlines in early 2014 when it partnered with Coinbase. At the time, the company said that it “will be in the forefront of marketplaces embracing this new digital currency and security standards”.
Nearly three years later, the marketplace is calling it quits.
When reached for comment, senior PR manager Sam Katzen confirmed that Fiverr was dropping the option.
He told CoinDesk:
Launched in 2010, Fiverr enables job outsourcing, with gigs being offered for contracts as low as $5. When it first adopted bitcoin payments, Fiverr joined a nascent yet promising ecosystem for freelancing, which included companies like Coinality and a subreddit dedicated to the use case.
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