The Notorious Bunny Ranch Brothel Now Accepts Bitcoin

The Notorious Bunny Ranch Brothel Now Accepts Bitcoin

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According to the infamous licensed brothel in Nevada, the Moonlite Bunny Ranch, a sex worker named Lana West was paid for her intimate favors with a few thousand dollars in bitcoin. Since then the Bunny Ranch has announced accepting the digital currency for sexual services.

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The Cathouse Goes Bitcoin

Lately a few escort business and sex workers have been revealing that they accept cryptocurrencies for sexual services. Now the well-known Bunny Ranch, a legal bordello owned by Dennis Hof is accepting bitcoin. The brothel’s location is in the state of Nevada, which allows legal prostitution as long as it is outside the jurisdiction of Las Vegas. The Bunny Ranch is a pretty popular destination on the outskirts of Carson City, and Dennis Hof and the brothel girls have been filmed on multiple occasions for the HBO documentary ‘Cathouse.’

The Notorious Bunny Ranch Brothel Now Accepts Bitcoin

Sex worker Lana West, who is a Bunny Ranch employee, exchanged an “intimate girlfriend experience” during the first week of April. According to West, clients can pay for services with a credit card but the brothel will show up on statements. That week a client asked West if she would accept bitcoin for payment.                

“A wonderful and rather tech-savvy client came in offering to purchase my services with Bitcoin,” West details in an interview. “Dennis approved it, and we executed a transfer from the customer’s bitcoin wallet to my own.”

It was a mid-four-figure payment for an intimate girlfriend experience with me that lasted just over an hour — My client walked out with a smile on his face — but little did he know we actually made history together.

The Notorious Bunny Ranch Brothel Now Accepts BitcoinDennis Hof and the Bunny Ranch Cathouse girls.

Cryptocurrency Revolutionising Adult Companionship Services

The Bunny Ranch in Nevada is not the only sex service to accept cryptocurrencies. Bubble Escorts has recently announced accepting bitcoin for a “dream escort.” The company’s website proudly displays a BTC logo and the business provides an address during the booking process.   

“We have taken this decision upon our desire to move with the times as we have always been dedicated to revolutionising the way people book London escorts,” explains Bubble Escorts. “Cryptocurrency is growing in popularity and we are delighted to be the first London escorts provider to have listened to the demand.”

We believe that accepting bitcoin payments is a new feature which will allow our clients to pay for our adult companionship services in the most discreet and safe way possible.

The Notorious Bunny Ranch Brothel Now Accepts Bitcoin

The trend of sex workers accepting digital currencies for intimate services has increased over the past year. The Reddit forum /r/sexworkers discusses the subject and one individual states, “accepting bitcoin best thing ever decided.” Moreover, both female and male cryptocurrency accepting escorts can be found on the web portal Adultwork. For a while, the very popular website Backpage.com had a lot of advertisements for individuals offering escort services for bitcoin but the site has been shut down recently by the U.S. government.

What do you think about the Moonlite Bunny Ranch accepting bitcoin for intimate services? Let us know what you think about this trend in the comments below.


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TopiaCoin: Building a Secure Future for Blockchain Applications

John Chambers, the former Chairman and CEO of Cisco Systems Inc., famously said that “there are two types of companies: those that have been hacked, and those that don’t know they have been hacked.”Some notable breaches over the past few years include the 3,000,000,000 email accounts at Yahoo, the 143,000,000 credit files at Equifax, and the 87,000,000 Facebook accounts accessed by Cambridge Analytica.The reason why these data breaches occur and keep occurring is that data lies on central servers just waiting for hackers to breach the firewall. In Decentralizing Privacy: Using Blockchain to Protect Personal Data, the authors write:“The recent increase in reported incidents of surveillance and security breaches compromising users’ privacy call into question the current model, in which third-parties collect and control massive amounts of personal data.”The goal then is to move away from gatekeepers to a decentralized system. However, the decentralized system also presents many challenges. The “Godfather of Bitshares” Stan Larimer says:“Today, there is no real data security for blockchain-based applications, and there is a huge need in the marketplace for a security layer.”The real opportunity then lies in securing blockchain-based applications. This leads us to think where this type of technology could exist today and the first place that came to mind is the military. After all, the military needs end-to-end encryption that cannot be hacked.Topia TechnologyTo meet its needs, the military has relied on Secrata, developed by Topia Technology. It is the only enterprise security platform providing triple-layer encryption and separation end-to-end, protecting against brute force attacks and more innovative security threats. It has offered unparalleled security, flexibility, and performance for US government agencies such as the Air Force, Army, FAA, TSA and other enterprises that have required protection coupled with strict performance metrics.What Topia Technology has done is combine its patented security for shredding and encrypting data with the power and transparency of blockchain into its SDFS network. Individuals and businesses will be able to quickly and securely share any digital asset without a central server and with the confidence that each transaction is not only performed in a manner agreed upon by the blockchain, but it will also have the ability to guard against multiple threats.SDFS NetworkAs part of the launch of the SDFS network, Topia Technology will release a new cryptocurrency token known as TopiaCoin. This token will be used within the SDFS network to pay for services as well as reward users who contribute to the healthy functioning of the Network. As outlined in the white paper, common use cases include:Secure Messaging dApp using SDFS – A company requiring the need to for secure communication between employees can create a Secure Message application on top of the SDFS networkDelivery of Digital Assets for Online Sales – A company that needs to securely process the sale and distribution of digital assets (such as movies, music, or electronic tickets) could use the SDFS network and data layer libraries to streamline the delivery process.Lawyers, CPAs, and other professional service providers need to be able to exchange confidential documents with their customers and clients.By using TopiaCoin’s Secure Decentralized File Sharing (SDFS) network, developers and manufacturers of the Internet of Things (IoT) devices will be able to build security into their products from the ground up by using the ready-made building blocks provided by the SDFS libraries.topiacoinThe SDFS network fills the security gap in decentralized systems and enables developers to leverage the decentralized Internet to power their decentralized applications. Through “Secure File Sharing”, the first DApp available on the TopiaCoin network, individuals and businesses are able to quickly and securely share any data file or digital asset without the need for a central server or authority; and, with the confidence that each transaction is performed in a manner agreed upon by the blockchain.ICOCompared to other initial coin offerings, TopiaCoin has been designed from the beginning to build trust and investor faith by keeping current with all SEC regulations. To do so, Topia retained the prestigious law firm of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati who have structured TopiaCoin as a security that is offered through a SAFT. This critical step, in our opinion, makes TopiaCoin one of the top ICOs today because it can pass any and all regulatory scrutiny, which is extremely important in today’s environment.For accredited investors looking to take advantage of this ground floor opportunity, the pre-sale is still going on. The public sale will run from May 15 to June 5, 2018. More information can be found on the TopiaCoin website, white paper, Medium, Twitter, and Telegram. 

The Decentralization Revolution of String Chain: Breaking the Social Media Monopoly

· April 25, 2018 · 4:00 pm

Knowledge is power. – Francis Bacon

Actually, knowledge is not only power but also wealth and value. It is the fuel that drives society forward. The pioneers of knowledge have always been respected and greatly rewarded since ancient times.


After the Internet wave in the 21st century swept the world, it is not the privilege of elites only to create knowledge. In contemporary society, ordinary people can express their ideas and values through social networks. People edit entries on Wikipedia, answer questions on Quora, offer courses on YouTube, disseminate information quickly on Facebook, and so on. The Internet has become a sea of knowledge, where the wisdom and creativity of ordinary netizens can be perceived in its “waves”.

But here comes the problem: While people are diligently contributing their knowledge, what have they got in return? The ancient law of “knowledge gains wealth” is now facing unprecedented challenges, that is, knowledge producers nowadays can hardly make any profit.

The Exploitative Centralized System of Traditional Social Media

The problem does not lie with knowledge producers, but with social media. Traditional social networks have highly centralized structures which directly affect the interests of knowledge producers:

First, social media monopolizes production materials. On nearly all social media (Facebook, WeChat, etc.), users create a lot of information like publishing photos and updating status.  Such information will attract the users’ friends to like, forward or comment the posts. The spontaneity of content production by these users ultimately contributed to the prosperity of the platforms.

However, all production materials belong to these centralized platforms. On the one hand, social media can use such information to accurately place advertisements on users and obtain huge profits from them; on the other hand, there is no material incentives for content producers, who then end up gaining nothing back.

This contradiction can be easily perceived in all types of social media. A typical example is Q&A community which relies on quality questions and answers from its users to bring browsing flow, valuation, and revenue. The respondents found themselves spending a lot of time and energy, but without equal returns or even respect. The slogan “Knowledge Pays” has been put up for many years, but the platforms are rapidly developing whereas most content providers still have no income. This is undoubtedly extremely unfair.

Second, the reward mechanism of social media is extremely unfair. In the current social media ecology, the reward mechanism only works for the ones being paid attention to. This is a pyramidal structure where a handful of top users (Big V, KOL, etc.) produce premium content, capture a large number of fans, and realize such flow value in various forms. However, the time and attention spent by the ones paying attention (99% ordinary users) did not receive any feedback. After this structure becomes stable and relatively solid with top-level KOL, ordinary users’ enthusiasm will continuously decline. There is not yet an effective solution to this problem.

As a result, most knowledge producers and general users promoting knowledge flow have become the exploitation targets of the centralized social media networks. They create and disseminate knowledge, contribute flow and funds to a small number of KOLs and social platforms, but they either have none or very modest reward. One hundred and fifty years ago, capitalists exploited the labor class at will. After a century and a half, the social platforms have become the contemporary “sweatshops”, taking advantage of the general public.

It is time for people to get back what belongs to them.

Decentralized Blockchain Social Networking: Returning the Power of Knowledge Back to the Public

Decentralized Blockchain Social Networking: Returning the Power of Knowledge Back to the Public

Fortunately, we don’t have to wait for decades to crack the old system and restore fairness and justice. The blockchain technology born in the wave of new technology has brought up the great concept of decentralization, which is fundamentally transforming our society. String Chain emerges as the time requires.

String Chain is a project based on ONT (ontology network) infrastructure development, which provides problem-solving and algorithm optimization for social media platforms through blockchain technology.

— String Chain White Paper

String Chain is created based on decentralization. Contrary to traditional social networks: users of String Chain can completely control their own data and decide how much privacy to be made public. Users will be rewarded to update status, articles, and pictures. The value of their produced knowledge can be easily realized.

String Chain can solve the problems of social media through three functions: identity authentication, privacy confirmation, and quantitative behavioral incentives. String Chain can provide technical support to promote the transformation of traditional social platforms, and can also help the new decentralized platforms with infrastructure development. All internet products with social characteristics can become part of String Chain ecology through DApp.

Regarding the aspect of behavioral incentive, String Chain rewards the users who spend time producing content in the social platform (DApp) with digital tokens. String Chain is designed with sophisticated behavioral quantification functions to measure users’ output as fair as possible and reward them according to the output. Through smart-contract technology, the incentive distribution of String Chain cannot be tampered with, which is highly efficient and reliable.

For example, Lucian spends a lot of time each day browsing a Q&A community developed by String Chain. He often praises and comments on good answers, and often writes high-quality answers. Over time, Lucian has accumulated a lot of tokens in DApp. These tokens can be used for shopping in other DApp stores and can also be converted into mainstream digital currencies. Although Lucian is not considered a “big V” in this community, the revenue he receives from the community is already close to his full-time job income.

Why is String Chain capable of this? In essence, decentralized social platforms have no controllers nor monopoly. No one has the ability to exploit the knowledge producers. The vast majority of users create and disseminate knowledge within the platform. The value of these actions will be back-feeding all the contributors, not just a few KOLs or capitalists. This is a highly fair and competitive market mechanism, and also an ideal model for the liberal economy in social media.

Reform and Innovation: String Chain Leads Social Network into a Decentralized New Era

Reform and Innovation: String Chain Leads Social Network into a Decentralized New Era

String Chain is the practice of decentralization and blockchain technology in the social media industry, which guides the traditional social network to a new era. Initially, some small and medium-sized social platforms will use Sting Chain to transform themselves; over time, more and more users will realize the benefits of decentralization, and the monopoly of traditional social giants will start to collapse; in the end, existing social giants will have to reform themselves through embrace decentralization and String chain to deal with user loss.

This process may be slow at the beginning, but it will gradually speed up. Decentralization is the best solution to the realization of social network knowledge, and it is also the internal demand of the entire market. One day, social networks will be fully decentralized, and String Chain then will become one of the most valuable blockchain technologies of our time.

String Chain official website: www.string.global

Whitepaper:

English version: http://www.string.global/String-Chain-White-Paper-EN.pdf

Chinese version: http://www.string.global/zh-cn/String-Chain-White-Paper-CH.pdf

Telegram Group:

English: https://t.me/StringChain_EN

Chinese: https://t.me/StringChain_CN


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