Reddit is hoping to reinstate cryptocurrency as an option for payment in the near future.


Following the removal of Bitcoin as a payment option for Reddit Gold,
in an interview with Cheddar
on Thursday, Reddit chief technology officer (CTO) Chris Slowe indicated that this may not be permanent.
Bitcoin was removed from the platform in March. The reason for removal of virtual coins as a payment option was placed at the feet of Coinbase, which discontinued its Merchant Tool product in favor of Coinbase Commerce, a new platform aimed at supporting multiple cryptocurrencies.
"The upcoming Coinbase change, combined with some bugs around the Bitcoin payment option that were affecting purchases for certain users, led us to remove Bitcoin as a payment option," said Reddit administrator emoney04 at the time.
However, reinstating cryptocurrency will have to wait until Coinbase -- the firm's major payment processing platform -- has finished a redesign of their payment services.

"They're doing a great job, a major revitalization of their payment gateway, we just didn't have the time to upgrade our current API integration," Slowe said. "Once the current redesign finishes landing and we are able to address it again, I think we'll see cryptocurrency payments come back."
Reddit has a long-standing connection to cryptocurrency that few other websites do. The company has a forum for every form of cryptocurrency that currently exists, but the high transaction fees of Bitcoin caused serious issues for the network.

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