Two Russian-based social networking platforms have announced they are now accepting cryptocurrency payments. Vkontakte, the most popular social media among Russian-speaking users, and Odnoklassniki, which has many subscribers in former Soviet states, will take bitcoin from advertisers. They also intend to start paying developers and partners in cryptocurrency.
Advertising through the Mytarget platform and its network can be paid for in Bitcoin (BTC) or Bitcoin Cash (BCH). In the near future, owners of participating sites and applications will also be able to receive income in cryptocurrency, Mail.ru Group announced. The Russian internet company, which owns Vkontakte and Odnoklassniki, also controls the email service Mail.ru, a smaller social network called Moi Mir, the open source GPS application Maps.me and the instant messaging client ICQ.