Reddit says it is taking the move due to upcoming changes at Coinbase and the bug that is affecting some users. It will consider a demand for Bitcoin payments before deciding whether to re-enable the feature.
Reddit, which has been accepting Bitcoin payments, has halted Bitcoin payments for its Gold membership due to issues affecting the Coinbase Commerce platform it uses to process payments.
The bug is affecting purchases for certain users, said the company through one administrator, in a thread in the r/BTC Bitcoin subreddit. The move is also due to upcoming changes at Coinbase exchange.
That is unlikely to affect prices of the cryptocurrency. However, it is a major blow to the adoption of Bitcoin among internet users, Reddit being a popular platform.
It is not a hosted service and so merchants can control their own digital currency, fully. Merchants can directly integrate it into their checkout flow or add it as a payment option in e-commerce.