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Playboy Sues Crypto Company For Fraud And Contract Breach

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Playboy Sues Crypto Company

Famous adult magazine, Playboy, has filed a lawsuit against a Canada-based cryptocurrency company, Global Blockchain Technologies (GBT). Well, Playboy Enterprises is taking the virtual currency company to court for alleged fraud and breach of contract.

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According to the L.A. Times, Playboy Enterprises has sued the cryptocurrency company for failing to fulfill their bilateral business agreement. In March 2018, the adult magazine announced its plan to launch its services on their blockchain. Also, as a company planning to offer on-chain services, an online payment wallet would make a perfect kickoff point. That is where Global Blockchain Technologies comes in.

Functions Of The Wallet

Ideally, the wallet would support an array of digital currencies in the magazine’s online media, gaming, and digital businesses. Additionally, Playboy Enterprises explained that its subsidiary, PlayboyTV, would be the first to feature the new wallet. Afterward, the platform would receive Vice Industry Token (VIT) and other tokens.

In May, GBT announced it was working on the wallet through its official media channel. Though, the digital currency developer wouldn’t give the details of the agreement.

About The Lawsuit

Filed in L.A. County Superior Court, the lawsuit details the terms and conditions of the agreement the two companies reached. Recently filed, the lawsuit also states that Global Blockchain Technologies would develop and provide all the necessary tokens for Playboy’s blockchain launch. However, the blockchain developer abdicated its responsibility by failing to carry out two fundamental obligations. First, it refused to develop the wallet as agreed upon. Second, Global Blockchain Technologies refused to pay an agreed $4 million.

Playboy Enterprises Demands

Consequently, Playboy is seeking legal redress that borders on compensating them and punishing the blockchain developer. Well, Global Blockchain Technologies not only dismissed Playboy’s lawsuit, but it also called the allegations “frivolous.” Also, GBT says that what has transpired between them and the adult mag publisher is a mere misunderstanding.

Background Information

Understandably, Playboy is one of the very many adult companies that are planning to transition their services to the blockchain. The reason is to reduce high processing fees associated with traditional payments. Apart from evading high processing fees, these platforms are accepting crypto payment as a result of its anonymity. Well, adult sites, such as Brazzers and Pornhub, have taken similar measures, announcing that they are accepting crypto payments.

The two adult firms released official statements to that effect. Recall that in June, Pornhub announced that plans were underway to expand their payment channel. As a consequence, Tron (TRX) was included in their new payment option.


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