Perk is a web browser that lets you earn Perk points when you search the web and shop at stores. You can redeem Perk points for rewards like cash, gift cards, airline miles, etc. Perk has announced today that users now have the ability to turn rewards (Perk Points) into Bitcoins. Perk has partnered with over 2,000 top merchants including BestBuy.com, Urban Outfitters, drugstore.com, and 1-800-Flowers.
?We wanted to give Perk users the opportunity to play with what amounts to ?house money? when it comes to Bitcoins,? stated Perk co-founder and COO Adam Salamon. ?Perk users now have the freedom to convert their Perk Points into Bitcoin, that can be spent however they like, in addition to the great products, services, gift cards, airline miles, social gaming currency and donations that we typically offer.?
Perk is powered by top tier search capabilities built on the open source project, Chromium. The Chromium project is the technology behind Google Chrome. The Perk browser can be downloaded at Perk.com on Mac or Windows.
?At Perk we?re always looking to offer our users new and exciting ways to use their points, including the freedom to transmit ?value? from one person to the next with Bitcoins,? added Perk founder and CEO. ?Many people are still trying to grasp the value of a Bitcoin, so we thought it would be appealing to give our users the opportunity to try it out for themselves, with no risk.?