NEW YORK, April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- OkCupid today announced that it will make its premium A-list subscription features available for purchase with Bitcoin, the largest alternative, decentralized digital currency in the world. With over 4 million active users, OkCupid is the largest, most well-known company to accept Bitcoin.
"Ever since we launched OkCupid, we have always tried to push the envelope," said Christian Rudder, OkCupid co-founder and General Manager. "We believe that Bitcoin users are exactly the early adopters who are using OkCupid. By accepting Bitcoin, we're embracing their innovative spirit and inviting them to subscribe to OkCupid."
"Both Bitcoin and OkCupid are based on mathematical technology," added Sam Yagan, CEO, Match Inc and co-founder of OkCupid. "OkCupid innovated the way people think about finding love and now Bitcoin is innovating the way people think about currency. I wish I had come up with the idea myself."
While OkCupid is free to use, A-list members pay a nominal fee for bonus features that optimize their online dating experience by letting them browse profiles anonymously, search for potential matches by special attributes and see which members have rated them, in addition to other various features. Bitcoin is not backed by a government and operates on a peer-to-peer network. You can find out everything you need to know about Bitcoin here. And people who prefer using traditional government-backed currency need not worry; OkCupid will still offer their A-list service for standard U.S. Dollars.
OkCupid is one of the fastest growing and largest dating products in the US. Known for its highly analytical matching algorithms and insightful blog, OkTrends, OkCupid uses math to get people dates. On a given day at OkCupid: a million singles login to the site, do ten million searches, and send two million messages. Follow us on Twitter at @okcupid.
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