Mega Porn Site xHamster and Many Other Top 100 Websites Accept Bitcoin

Journalist:
January 7, 2015

Mega porn site xHamster has not only accepted Bitcoin as a prime way to receive online payments, but is very happy with the results and is looking to expand services with the leading digital currency. Over the last six months, xHamster and many others have joined Bitcoin as a new way to pay online going forward.

It is now time to look at how Bitcoin has influenced the top 100 websites worldwide, who uses them and how.

Top 100 Websites Using Bitcoin

Many sites that use Bitcoin are in the world’s Top 100 Alexa list (according to Alexa ranking at the time of writing):

1. Google, which actively tracks Bitcoin USD price at the top of the page when you search Bitcoin.

4. Yahoo, which tracks Bitcoin USD price in their Yahoo Finance section.

7. Wikipedia, which has accepted Bitcoin donations last summer.

19. eBay, which is using PayPal to test Bitcoin applications before they join in the future

32. Reddit is not only a merchant that accepts Bitcoin but has one of the most active Bitcoin forums online.

34. WordPress, which has been one of the longest merchant partners of Bitcoin since November of 2012. Plus, now they have many plug-ins to help member WordPress sites accept Bitcoin as well.

39. PayPal has recently accepted Bitcoin as we covered last fall.

48. Microsoft, the largest company ever to accept Bitcoin, was brought into the fold last month to close 2014. This makes seven of the top 50 websites worldwide as Bitcoin acceptors or partners in principle. (eBay is not counted among them.)

64. xHamster is the second largest porn website after XVideos based on online traffic volume, and has accepted Bitcoin since last summer.

76. ESPN integrates Bitcoin not through payments, but as a major sponsor with a three-year college football bowl endorsement deal. “Bitcoin Bowl” winning teams can accept their winning prize share in Bitcoins.

99. Wikia.com, which is a derivative of Wikipedia-Wikimedia, making the running total ten out of the Top 100 worldwide websites.

This does not include the fifteen Google non-English derivatives that also populate the Top 100 websites worldwide, which would make twenty-five active Bitcoin participants in the Top 100. In the United Sates alone, Bitcoin has working partnerships with five of the Top 20 websites (Google, Wikipedia, Reddit, ESPN, PayPal).

As we’ve all seen in practice, with greater adoption and use, Bitcoin’s USD price has been driven down consistently over the past year. Merchants accept Bitcoin, convert Bitcoin into dollars, many times at the end of the day’s business, and this brings the overall Bitcoin USD price down. As I’ve gone over previously, Bitcoin’s USD price is of little importance at this time. Adoption and social integration are what matters most, and Bitcoin has done a fine job of becoming more integrated into mainstream online use. And Bitcoin transaction volume is increasing consistently, year after year, another sign of its growing strength worldwide, and underscoring the insignificance the US Dollar price has in Bitcoin’s overall value.

Bitcoin payments and online business go perfectly together, especially if payment privacy is of higher importance to users (xHamster) or tight profit margins require a more efficient payment model (Overstock.com or TigerDirect).

Images from xHamster and Shutterstock.

Last modified (UTC): January 7, 2015 16:25

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