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Is Crypto What The Traffic Exchanges Have Been Waiting For?

It’s been a year! Since PayPal decided to stop letting traffic exchanges use their service. It’s been quite an interesting 12 months to watch the struggles that this industry has gone through since our major payment processor decided to pull the plug.

And since then, we’ve looked into other payment methods from Payza’s horrible service to credit card processors and everything in between…

Sadly, nothing has ever recaptured the trust and mass adopting like PayPal had. And for good reason, PayPal has been a solid option for online payments for almost 2 decades now.

But it wasn’t always the case….

I remember when PayPal first got started and was actually giving people $5 per referral. Yeah that’s going back in time I know…However, building trust back then was an uphill climb.

Asking someone to send their credit card information and payments over the ‘web’ was foreign and scary for a lot of people. They had to build the trust over the years and it paid off.

So here’s something I’ll throw out there…

What about crypto currency?

Crypto currency?

Yup, currency like Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin and others…

Scary right? Sounds too complicated? It’s just a bubble and will crash and burn…

And it’s the exact same things they were saying about PayPal in 2001-2002.

So here’s what I think…

We are huge fans of crypto! We’ve been dabbling in it for years now and recently created a way for traffic exchanges to start accepting Bitcoin Cash (BCH) right away called

So the pieces are in place and the potential is there.

However this is the traffic exchanges and we are notoriously slow at adopting technology that the rest of the world does. From social media to using video in promotions, traffic exchanges have never really adopted each and seem to fight technological advancements for some reason.

Do I think crypto has a future inside of traffic exchanges?

It’ll take more than just a few people sticking up a ‘We accept Bitcoin Cash’ button on their websites. It’ll take some decent adoption.

Surfers need to spend it, owners need to accept it! Owners need to spend it and surfers need to earn it!

It can happen and I’m crossing my fingers because we need a win! This industry got slapped with the PayPal fiasco, it’ll be nice to never need to worry about being slapped by ANY payment processor ever again.

The rest of the world is coming around to crypto, and I hope the traffic exchanges will as well…

P.S. If you are interested in accepting crypto for your traffic exchange , viral mailer or membership site be sure to check out, it’s completely free and you don’t even need to sign up for an account. Pretty cool huh?

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Jon Olson

I'm Jon Olson, I've been publishing Hit Exchange News since 2003 and been involved in the traffic exchange industry since...Well, the beginning :) I'd love to network with you as you browse the pulse of the traffic exchange industry! I am also a HUGE fan of reading your comments. I will respond to every single one! Poke around and enjoy the 'News! And thanks for hanging out...

8 thoughts to “Is Crypto What The Traffic Exchanges Have Been Waiting For?”

  1. Hey Jon,

    I agree completely that at this point, while there are still complications, crypto currencies are absolutely a viable option. There are a number of places someone can go to learn more about what’s behind this type of commerce structure and it’s really not as complicated as people think. Like anything else it’s about education and I know how strong a proponent you are of continuing to learn and grow.

    I for one, would openly embrace the addition of crypto currencies to the TE market or in fact, any market online.

    1. Thanks man, appreciate the comments! Yeah, it’s a big mess when you first look at it, but the more you dabble, you understand it better. It’s pretty straight forward, and that’s coming from a non-techhy like myself LOL

  2. Hey Jon,

    When I started SiteXplosion in 2008 people were sketchy about using Paypal and I spent a lot of time walking people thru setting up a Paypal account. Crypto is no different. People just need time to get used to the idea of something new.

  3. With all the issues with Paypal and high fees of Payza, Crypto currencies are the way forward. It will take time as with any change, people don’t accept changes in hurry.

    1. oh ain’t that the truth. the issue is. a lot of these businesses have been forced into using things like payza. which is as bad as it gets lol so crypto could be a much better solution.

  4. Surfers need to spend it, owners need to accept it!
    Owners need to spend it and surfers need to earn it!

    You think?

    No, Te owners needs to provide the surfers Bitcoins,
    by mining bitcoins via Te’s.

  5. There will be 3 groups of people, Winners, Whiners and Watchers 1. The Winners – The ones who recognise and see the fantastic opportunity that crypto currency offers both the consumer and retailer, these will be the action takers, risk takers and innovators. 2. The Whiners – The ones who talk about all the reasons why it’s not money and all the other negative stuff that goes with it even though they don’t fully understand it. 3. The Watchers, The ones who watch others but don’t take action, they are waiting to see what’s going to happen next, but the problem is…. As they are trying to decide whether or not to take action… thier FIAT money continues to lose value every day. A wise man once said crypto currency is not a bubble it’s the pin. I think crypto currency can be used in many different ways in T.E.’s and with online business in general. 2018 is going to be so much fun!

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