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Pornhub to Accept TRX and Zcash while Tron Acquires BitTorrent
Editorial Team

Pornhub recently started accepting payments with the cryptocurrency Verge (XVG). Now, they are starting to accept Tron’s TRX as well as Zcash (ZEC) as payment for all their services. Pornhub VP Corey Price said in a statement: “Decentralized payment systems have continued to grow in popularity and cryptocurrency adoption is exploding across a broad economic spectrum […] Today cryptocurrencies are especially viable in the adult entertainment industry because they are privacy-centric and incorporate more anonymity tools than traditional tender.”

At the same time, founder of Tron, Justin Sun bought the peer to peer sharing platform BitTorrent for an unconfirmed $118 million in cash, not crypto, according to the entertainment trade site Variety. BitTorrent was established in 2004 and has had a legacy of legal issues due to copyright infringement with a number of countries shutting down their sites and trackers.

According to, the torrent platform with a reported 170 million users, including on its sub-client BitTorrent, was looking for a buyer for many years while the negotiations were failing with several other interested parties including TiVo.

According to a statement made by Tron about their plans, it “aims to be a decentralized entertainment content-sharing platform eventually leveraging Blockchain and peer-to-peer network technology.” Insiders think that BitTorrent will be used as a base for increasing the number of TRX users much as the deal with Pornhub.

Pornhub claims that its customer base counts 90 million daily users. By partnering with such a content provider is doubtlessly a good move for Tron. Others have thought if the deal may put off companies with more traditional activities creating partnerships. At time press, Tron is in green and has been a steady climber in the market since its launch in 2017.

Pornhub has also just added a close captioning feature for over 1.000 of its most popular videos as part of its philanthropic efforts which come under the company’s Pornhub cares umbrella.