BURBANK, Calif. — Playboy Plus is the latest online property operated by MindGeek that is now accepting bitcoin payments.
The payment option is live on the Playboy Plus (Plus.Playboy.com) website and is available to those purchasing one-month, six-month and lifetime memberships through BitPay. The site is formerly known as PlayboyCyberClub.
Just last week, MindGeek officials told XBIZ that it might expand the acceptance of bitcoin for payment to its network of adult entertainment sites after its MOFOS site
Since last December, MindGeek has been accepting bitcoin payments for its MOFOS site, IKnowThatGirl.com, started to accept a bitcoin equivalent of $39.95 a month or $119.95 a year.
MindGeek officials at the time said that if the experiment was deemed successful, the company would extend the offer to all of its divisions, including Brazzers, Twistys, Babes.com, Digital Playground and Reality Kings. The officials, however, did not mention Playboy-branded properties might try bitcoin.
MindGeek's Playboy and MOFOs divisions join scores of adult entertainment brands that have decided to accept bitcoin for payments, despite the challenges cryptocurrency presents for companies.
Those challenges include the inability to do recurring billing and the inherent problem with fluctuating values.
Naughty America, Wicked Pictures, Porn.com, Grooby.com, DominicFord.com, ClassyCams.com and MetArt.com all take bitcoin. Internet payment service provider Verotel also recently said it would accept bitcoin for transactions.