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Porn Site Says PayPal Ban Will Hurt More Than 100,000 Performers

  • PayPal cut off Pornhub after review of business payments
  • Adult site says it’s considering using cryptocurrency instead
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PayPal Inc. is blocking transactions at Pornhub, a move the adult-video site says will halt payments to “over a hundred thousand performers who rely on them for their livelihoods.”

PayPal took steps to stop the Pornhub transactions after a review of the situation, the online-payment giant said. “We have discovered that Pornhub has made certain business payments through PayPal without seeking our permission,” it said, without elaborating on the nature of the transactions.