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Stormy Daniels is adding cryptocurrency to her website — and it isn’t Verge

The users will get rewarded in cryptocurrency to watch porn

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It appears that the romance between pornography and cryptocurrency industries is just getting started.

Popular adult film star Stormy Daniels today announced a cryptocurrency-based reward program on her website stormydaniels.com (warning: NSFW).

Darkreach Communications, the company which manages Daniels’ website, has partnered with Vice Industry Token (VIT), a blockchain startup that allows adult film producers to monetize their content by rewarding viewers with VIT tokens just for watching content.

The VIT token will also be integrated with 20-plus other pornography websites managed by Darkreach Communications.

It is worth noting that this is not the first time a cryptocurrency is being integrated with porn websites.

Pornhub announced a partnership with privacy-oriented cryptocurrency Verge in April.

The association was mired in controversy, especially because of Verge’s bizarre appeal to its users to donate $3 million to reveal the potential partnership. Critics also raised concerns over the choice of partner for Pornhub — given the well-documented technical shortcomings of the cryptocurrency. Verge has suffered two 51 percent attacks, with nearly $3 million hacked.

Many businesses claim cryptocurrencies make it easier for them to incentivize their users to participate on their platforms.

I mean, not that people need reasons to watch porn, but getting paid to do so is definitely an incentive to stay a little longer.

But we all know there’s no such thing as a free lunch. The price you’ll pay for your “freebie” comes in the form of your personal data, which VIT is more than happy to profit off of.

These get-paid schemes might seem alluring — but as Apple CEO Tim Cook once noted — if it’s free, that’s because you are the product.

Published May 25, 2018 — 17:05 UTC