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?
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 AcceptCrypto.io
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 AcceptCrypto.io, it’s completely free and you don’t even need to sign up for an account. Pretty cool huh?