They say love is blind, but what blinds most about Bitcoin has always been greed. But it’s worth falling in love with someone with the same interests as you, especially someone who is equally passionate about cryptocurrencies.
A new app is trying to make it a lot easier for BTC maxis and other crypto enthusiasts to connect romantically, but it could cause serious heartache for users. Here’s a serious warning as to why bitcoin and blind dating don’t go together.
New project, # Bitcoin-Dating at https://t.co/p1QMSVHj6K
Check it out and create an account. pic.twitter.com/911udhJAD2
– George Saoulidis ⚡🌋 (@saoulidisg) June 30, 2021
To Have & To HODL: Crypto Dating App Debuts
A relatively new dating app has been launched that focuses on connecting those with cryptocentric interests with other like-minded people.
The website claims to be a “cool community” and connections are made using a “smart matching” system that focuses on interests and characteristics.
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“It’s time for a new generation of confident couples,” says the website. “As with any dating site, only Bitcoin is at the forefront.”
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Love is Bitcoin and why blind dating could be dangerous
Everyone knows the first rule of most things. People even know the first rule of the fight club that breaks the rules per se. The first rule of investing is as follows …
Never invest more than you can afford to lose.
The second rule is also important, which suggests not telling anyone – not online, not family members, anyone – that you own cryptocurrencies or how much assets you hold. This can make you an immediate target.
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Promoting the fact that you are a bitcoin maxi might get you women’s attention on the app, but who says they are what they claim to be.
Oddly enough, the website’s blog even discusses this theory in the context of the recent Bitcoin conference in Miami, which they warned was full of “women scammers” chasing “lonely men.”
In the blog post How to Stay Safe at Bitcoin Conventions, Hackathons and Blind Dates, the author George Saoulidis recommends several tips to avoid asset losses. The list says “don’t bring your main phone”, “hardware wallet” and be especially careful if you are “intoxicated”. He also suggests buying a burner phone.
While this is solid advice, all of this could be alleviated by simply not going on a bitcoin blind date at all. In an industry where privacy is important, presenting yourself as someone with potential assets can be an immediate target.
There are published stories of rich people being physically injured or even killed for refusing to give attackers sensitive passwords or passwords to access assets. Advertising that you own such assets is never worth the potential grief of a romantic relationship.
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