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Reddit Launching a Cryptocurrency to Reward Users for Engagement

  • Website is testing a coin that runs on the Ethereum blockchain
  • Two subreddits will test Community Points for several months
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Reddit Inc., the often controversial website and discussion platform that is a favorite of many cryptocurrency enthusiasts, is launching its own digital token.

Through the summer, users of two Reddit subgroups familiar with digital coins, including the 1 million-member r/CryptoCurrency, will be able to earn tokens for things like posting a comment. The currency can be used to buy exclusive badges, to use animated emojis and to reply to Reddit comments using gifs.