- Cryptocurrency is making waves in the world of dating, just as it is disrupting other industries as well.
- Crypto couples all over the world are putting their vows on the blockchain or exchanging rings in the form of non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
- On the flip side, hackers are using dating apps to scam victims into installing fake cryptocurrency apps.
- Come dive into the complexities of crypto romance with Business Insider in a monthly comic strip we like to call ‘Bitter Coin’.
Love in the times of crypto isn’t easy to find, and it’s even harder to HODL onto. But crypto couples — like the ones who recorded their vows using a Bitcoin ATM at Disney World or added their vows to the Bitcoin blockchain — are in a league of their own.
While many find bliss, it’s not all happy endings. According to the security research firm Sophos, there’s a rising trend of hackers targeting dating apps to trick victims into installing fake cryptocurrency apps on their smartphones.
The report cites that at least $1.4 million has been stolen by way of crypto romances on Tinder, Grindr, Bumble and others.
Does someone really want to mine for your heart, or is it another pump-and-dump? There may be no (one) crypto coin to rule the world, but are you looking just the right fit for your heart?
Here’s the fourth story in a series that we, at Business Insider, like to call ‘Bitter Coin’ — love in the times of crypto.
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