Adult industry-oriented blockchain project SpankChain has launched a cryptocurrency payments platform.
Dedicated to helping adult content providers maintain a reliable payments provider in the face of a largely reluctant traditional finance industry, the new SpankPay service allows users to pay with cryptocurrencies including bitcoin (BTC), ether (ETH) and litecoin (LTC), as well as the "privacy coins" zcash (ZEC) and monero (XMR).
“With SpankPay, we are bringing immediate value to adult merchants by helping them accept crypto, avoid chargebacks, and reach a global audience,” said Ameen Soleimani, CEO of SpankChain.
The service is said to offer "instant" transactions made with a single click. SpankPay charges a fee of 0.5 percent per transaction, which compares favorably with the charges for credit card use of up to 3 percent in the non-porn world. Soleimani said that card companies will charge adult sites up to 10 percent, however.
In recent years, many adult services have had problems receiving payments via credit cards, banks and payment services, with accounts being denied or closed.
SpankPay launches with two partners that have already integrated the solution: Skype-based webcam service SkyPrivate and fan-focused adult platform JustFor.Fans.
Dominic Ford, creator of JustFor.Fans, said:
Edit (09:20 UTC, Aug. 1, 2019): Updated with extra detail from Ameen Soleimani.
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