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“Too pimp-like and not safe to use.” That’s how one sex worker, who spoke on condition of anonymity, described the cryptocurrency platform PinkDate, for which she was invited to test the service but refused. Describing itself as the “Uber of escorting,” PinkDate is one of several sex industry startups launching a crypto-fueled booking app funded …

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Congress is set to consider yet another proposed mandate for a cryptocurrency study, this time in the area of sex trafficking. The House of Representatives Financial Services Committee is introducing a new bill today that, if passed and signed into law, would require the director of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to open a study …

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MelissaSweet1, a camgirl in Arizona, started accepting cryptocurrency as payment for her erotic webcam performances three years ago. But usually, she would promptly convert it into fiat. Until last year that is, when she started squirreling away the digital coins in a hardware wallet. Rather than simply an expedient way to get paid, crypto became …

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Anyone who says crypto doesn’t have a real use case hasn’t been talking to sex workers. Shut out of more mainstream payment methods, they’ve been among the first users of cryptocurrency, creating a symbiotic dynamic between the adult entertainment industry and blockchain technology that continues today. Since most erotic webcam platforms already use digital tokens …

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