The popular website Chess.com used to accept bitcoin, but like many other well-known merchants it dropped the BTC payment option. Now after some discussion with an avid Bitcoin Cash (BCH) proponent, the website is accepting BCH for payments for its diamond, platinum and gold memberships.
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This week BCH supporters were pleased to hear that one of the moderators of the Reddit forum r/btc (Beijing Bitcoins) had convinced the owner of Chess.com to accept bitcoin cash for subscriptions. Chess is an extremely popular game worldwide and the Chess.com URL attracts millions of visitors on a monthly basis. According to Alexa rating statistics, Chess.com has a global rank of 577 at the time of writing and there are over 1 million chess games played every day. Not only does the website allow people to play chess together online but it also has a forum, news articles, strategies, videos, and other chess-related resources. The owner of the website is a believer in cryptocurrencies and at one time the business used to accept bitcoin for membership payments. However, much like many other firms that dropped BTC over the last two years, Chess.com disabled the option.Thanks to a BCH supporter Chess.com is now accepting cryptocurrencies again.
After a bit of convincing, Chess.com’s owner has now decided to accept bitcoin cash (BCH) and BTC using Bitpay, the moderator of r/btc announced. BCH supporters were thrilled to hear that a popular website like Chess.com was willing to add crypto payments once again. After the post was published to Reddit, the next day Erik Allebest, the CEO of Chess.com, noticed about 100 emails ...