One of the crypto world’s biggest Valentine’s Day stories has turned out to be largely overblown. Since late last week, reports have started to suggest that Tinder will begin “accepting Dogecoin.” Meanwhile, other sources indicate that you can already “spend Dogecoin” on the popular dating app. However, these assertions are, in Doge-speak, “such misleading.”
Yes, You Can Buy a Subscription
Although it is possible to buy a Tinder subscription with Dogecoin indirectly, this is not the adoption triumph that it is being painted as. The option of buying a membership with crypto isn’t actually specific to Tinder—whose users will probably never find out about the offer—nor is the deal isolated to Dogecoin holders.
At the heart of the story is Bitrefill, a company that sells vouchers and gift cards that can be purchased with cryptocurrency. The company accepts Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Dash, and Dogecoin as payment. Last week, the company announced the addition of Tinder vouchers to its offerings just in time for Valentine’s Day.