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Kim Dotcom’s Mega is now accepting Bitcoins

Digital locker website gets more digital
Mon Feb 18 2013, 12:02

PERSONAL DIGITAL LOCKER SERVICE Mega is now accepting Bitcoin payments through the Bitvoucher reseller website.

Mega founder Kim Dotcom announced the acceptance of Bitcoin payments through his Twitter account over the weekend.

Earlier he hinted at some upcoming features on the locker website that will continue the theme of increased privacy.

Back to Bitcoin payments, users can get in the Mega game for just half a Bitcoin a month. For that you would get a month's worth of 500GB storage, 1TB of bandwidth and the regular security features.

This has a €9.99 value. If you want to buy a year's subscription in advance, you can do so for 5.2592 Bitcoins or €99.

There are four more pricing options, two more monthly ones and their yearly equivalents. The biggest option here is the 15.7785 bitcoin or €299.99 yearly charge. For that investment you get 4TB of data storage and 8TB of bandwidth per month.

The year deal gives you a 17 percent saving on the monthly fees, but paying monthly would allow users to take advantage of the fluctuating value of their coins. Paying yearly secures whatever value the coins have at the time you pay.

Dotcom has pushed the privacy message ever since Megaupload was raided by US authorities last year. Mega uses private encryption keys that are unique to its users and Dotcom recommends that people keep them safe and secure.

He also suggests that people host nothing, including email, in US waters, something that would be aided by the launch of inhouse Mega chat and communications services. µ


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