Cryptocurrency is becoming more popular than ever before, even on dating platforms that promise that users can meet for sex in under 24 hours. You can now meet more people with premium services and not feel pressured into paying with your credit card.

However, not all crypto dating apps will suit your preferences. Here are three of the best hookup apps that accept crypto payments and lead to great matches for most premium users. 

1. OkCupid

You’ve probably heard of OkCupid as one of the largest free dating services, but you can upgrade to a paid subscription for some premium services. Some users have been paying for those subscriptions using Bitcoin since 2013

With a paid OkCupid account, you can set deal-breaking dislikes as hard filters for matches. Outside ads are also removed, and you get unlimited likes. It’s well worth the price to upgrade from a free account!

2. Badoo

Badoo is a dating site and app that has been around since 2006. It’s widely popular, being used in over 190 countries, and available in 47 languages. As of 2015, Badoo has allowed users to pay for their services with Bitcoin instead of their local currency. 

In addition to matching singles with each other, known as “Encounters,” Badoo also offers a “People Nearby” section. This feature appears as an array of users in your area who have similar interests listed in their profile. From there, you can check out their profile or start a chat. 

3. Luxy

Luxy has been accepting crypto payments since 2018–but it might be tough getting in. It’s marketed as a deluxe dating service for the rich and beautiful, and you have to prove your wealth and beauty to a panel of voting users to get your account approved in the first place. 

It’s certainly not as accessible as sites like OkCupid and Badoo, but those who can get through the door have great things to say about it.

Find The Crypto Dating Apps Today

If you’ve been struggling to find the best crypto dating apps, know that you have these three top options to choose from. We recommend doing a test drive to confirm the layout, features, and payment system suit your needs. Dating Insider has reviews of all of these sites and more if you’re having trouble picking, and they go into more depth than the scope of this article allows.

Send Nudes (, a popular sexting, adult content chat app, has been one of the more unexpected success stories for the blockchain industry. The app has begun taking crypto payments, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, as well as other cryptos.

The Send Nudes Story

Following a successful crowdfunding campaign, the app’s developers spent the last six months building the platform to attract a growing community of users — and then released the app’s beta release on a brand new website.

Since then, the company has built a solid user base and community. More importantly, Send Nudes has set an industry precedent for two things: first, that developers, entrepreneurs, and developers can create viable, sex-based apps. Second, that they can be distributed through an app store, such as Google Play and iOS App Store.

Indeed, Send Nudes has received wide praise for this model, including a recent article by Buzzfeed, stating that sex apps can “make a real profit”.

“Everything we see is a token of our triumphs,” CEO Gary Loveless said in a recent CoinDesk interview.

Then, Send Nudes changed the game, announcing that it would begin accepting bitcoin payments.

“We couldn’t be happier with our new partnership with BitPay and our new way of paying,” said Loveless. “It’s never been easier to send people premium porn videos.”

Notably, the new service allows users to use the app, regardless of whether they already have an Android or iOS wallet. The company’s technical team designed Send Nudes to work using their own crypto payments network, to remove the need to use exchanges for small amounts of bitcoin.

Another advantage: with Send Nudes, users will be able to keep their privacy by having no cryptocurrency wallet address displayed on the blockchain and by keeping all of the transactions in “their own hands”, in Loveless’s words.

How Send Nudes Works

Send Nudes is a sexting app. It’s made for people to browse nude photos and videos uploaded by other users, as well as interact through messages and sending their own nude photos back.

To send nude photos, users will need to manually upload the photos to the Send Nudes servers — no digital currency is needed.

What’s happening to the photos you send? The photos are permanently stored in the Send Nudes servers, although users can request to have them deleted.

By default, Send Nudes will give the sender the option to not allow screenshots of the sender’s nudes, as well as set an expiration for how long they can be viewed.

“Send Nudes is no longer targeting just Android or iOS users,” Loveless told CoinDesk. “We have a lot of new users on the web that we are catering to, so we built the platform with a lot of web users in mind.”

Should you try Send Nudes?

If you are a fan of sexting apps, and like the idea of buying and sending premium porn videos, then this is likely the app for you. As Send Nudes states, the app “offers everything in one place.”

To use the service, download it from the App Store or Google Play, or find the download on their website. Once installed, you will need to login using a phone number and a link sent to you by the service. Once you do, you can browse nudes, start sexting, and you can upload nude photos and videos
of your own.

Bitcoin XT was a fork of Bitcoin Core created by Mike Hearn in 2014. Originally designed to introduce alternative P2P rules, it later gained significant notoriety and support after its adoption of BIP 101 without community support in 2015, giving it importance in the block size limit controversy.

After Andresen’s resignation from the position of Bitcoin Core maintainer, he and Mike Hearn organized Bitcoin XT to address several controversial ideas lacking the consensus required to be implemented in Bitcoin Core.

BIP 101 was implemented in Bitcoin XT on August 6, 2015, and released on August 15.[4] If 75% of the last 1000 blocks were observed to have particular version bits set, it would have ceased enforcing the 1 MB block size limit and also have added a few new rules. However, this threshold was never achieved and no new XT blocks are being created today.

In January 2016, BIP 101 was removed from Bitcoin XT and replaced with the one-time block size increase to 2 MB present in Bitcoin Classic. In the year following this change, adoption of Bitcoin XT decreased dramatically, with fewer than 30 nodes remaining by January 2017.

Later attempts by other codebases to increase the block size to 2 MB including Bitcoin Classic and SegWit2x have also failed.


Miners that side with Bitcoin XT will produce blocks with a new version number.[8] This indicates to the rest of the network that they support XT.[8] When 75% of the last 1000 blocks are new-version blocks, these miners will automatically abandon Bitcoin and begin mining on a new Bitcoin XT blockchain.[8] This will begin after a waiting period of two weeks in hopes the economy in this time may force anyone who hasn’t switched yet to do so.[8]

Users and miners running full Bitcoin nodes will reject the XT blockchain starting with the first block that is larger than one megabyte in size, and thus be unaffected provided it fails to achieve economic consensus.

Users and merchants

If insufficient mining hash power runs XT to reach supermajority then nothing will happen. If enough does, XT users will follow a new blockchain and cease to be using and trading bitcoins.


Later in January 2016, frustrated with his proposal being massively outvoted, Mike Hearn made a media stunt declaring on various US national and international press agencies that “Bitcoin has failed”. Max Keiser quoted Bram Cohen in describing Hearn’s move as “whiny rage quitting” and other members of the community pointed to an extensive account of manipulations (unfortunately today many twitter screenshots are broken).

Bitcoin Unlimited

Bitcoin Unlimited “follows the release of Bitcoin XT and Bitcoin Classic”.

XT and Classic were two previous attempted hard forks that also failed. Like Classic and XT, Unlimited is also supported by a small group of Bitcoin mining pools.

With the Remote Exploit Crash bug discovered in Bitcoin Unlimited, the proposal went down the path of failure like XT and Classic.

The Remote Exploit Crash bug was the second major bug exposed in Unlimited and caused more than 350 Bitcoin Unlimited nodes to crash instantly.

The first bug occurred when a mining pool running Unlimited mined an invalid block, resulting in the loss of 13.2 BTC.

Like Classic, many of the Bitcoin Unlimited nodes were to be fake. New Unlimited nodes popped up in massive numbers at around the same time.

Bitcoin Classic

Bitcoin Classic was the second failed attempt to fork Bitcoin.

The proposal itself gained wide support from Bitcoin companies and a few mining pools.

Like XT, a lack of support for the proposal among the Bitcoin community as a whole led to the failure of this hard fork attempt.

Most of the Classic nodes that popped up were fake and hosted from the same ISP.

Bitcoin XT

Bitcoin XT was the first unsuccessful hard fork of Bitcoin.

Led by developers Gavin Andresen and Mike Hearn, XT attempted to raise the Bitcoin block size to 8 MB.

Despite support from a few large Bitcoin companies, the proposal failed to gain enough support from the community and Bitcoin users.

Frustrated with the lack of support for XT, Hearn labeled Bitcoin a failure, quit working on the project, and sold all of his bitcoins in January 2016.

Bitcoin’s price is up more than 300% since Hearn quit.

The Bitcoin Cash hard fork slated for Nov. 15 is getting closer and network participants are preparing for the upgrade in several ways.

On Oct. 22, the mining initiative SV-Pool, supported by Nchain and the firm’s chief scientist Craig Wright, announced the pool is now open to the public.

This means that Bitcoin Cash miners can direct their hash rate towards the SV-Pool and get paid by an initial pay-per-last-n-shares (PPLNS) system.

The pool details it plans to add more payment structures this November.

At the time of writing, according to Coin Dance statistics, SV-Pool has been capturing around 2.6 percent of the global BCH hashrate over the last seven days.

According to the pool’s recent announcement, SV-Pool says it stands by a “miners’ choice, miners first philosophy.” reported on the pool’s first mined block on Oct. 10 and at the time SV-Pool was using an invitation-only beta period.

During that time, the Bitcoin SV team launched its codebase and the Bitcoin Unlimited (BU) team also launched a new client.

The latest BU code is prepared for the Bitcoin ABC team’s ruleset changes and the team stated on Twitter that SV ruleset compatibility was “pending.” BU’s plan is to let the miners vote for features by using a system called the BIP135 bits standard.

Following the recent announcements concerning new clients and BIP135, the statistical data website Coin Dance has prepared its website for things like explicit mining pool support by proposal and a new politics and public opinion section.

The explicit mining pool support section, which seems to incorporate the most important data to most BCH proponents, currently says that “Voting should begin shortly.”

The politics and public opinion section is a different story as it shows a list of BCH-supporting businesses and organizations revealing specific proposal stances.

The Nov. 15 Bitcoin Cash network hard fork is approaching quickly and on Sunday the Bitcoin Unlimited (BU) programmers published BU version 1.5.0.

The latest BU client is fully compatible with the BCH chain and previous hard fork consensus changes that took place in the past.

BU’s 1.5.0 comes with some notable changes in contrast to the previous client release.

Team developer Andrea Suisani (Sickpig) detailed that the BU software includes canonical transaction ordering (CTOR), the opcode OP_Checkdatasigverify (CDSV), an enforced “clean stack” rule, a “push only” rule for script-sig, a 100-byte minimum transaction size and more.

This version means the BU implementation will be fully compatible with Bitcoin ABC’s ruleset changes, and on Twitter the developers have explained that SV support is “pending.”

On the Reddit forum r/btc, BU’s lead developer Andrew Stone explained he hopes miners use the voting system the team collaborated on with the Bitcoin XT developers.   

“What I would really like to see is miners start voting based on the BIP135 bits that we defined together with Bitcoin XT — Miners that support the Nov. 15 hard fork could start voting for the SV features they support,” Stone stated on the forum.

“Miners that don’t support the hard fork (even if that miner will follow the hash power majority come Nov. 15) should start using BIP135 to vote for the features it supports.

A vote for a feature is basically saying ‘I like the feature, but I want a different activation mechanism.’”

BIP135 Voting, Grace Periods, and Bitcoin SV

Stone further detailed that if there is a significant amount of votes showing a majority consensus then they should stop the November fork or start BIP135 activation.

The engineer continues by explaining that people don’t have to run BU to vote on these features as miners can set the BIP135 bits in their block version fields using mining pool software.

Following these statements, a BCH community member asked the programmer if the BIP135 system enabled the features automatically.