KIM DOTCOM will indeed launch a new Megaupload, and will do it on the fifth anniversary of the infamous raid on the first version. The promise is a better, but still familiar, service.
Dotcom hinted at this already having spent some time complaining about and warning against Mega, the other new version of Megaupload that he launched on the anniversary of the raid.
Did you miss Megaupload?— Kim Dotcom (@KimDotcom) July 7, 2016
It's coming back my friends.
Bigger and better than ever.https://t.co/9zhpm0ZuTF
Cancel any plans that you have with Dotcom on 20 January for the foreseeable future is the message here. He has a pattern of using this day for his own purposes. 20 January 2017 will see Megaupload return to the internet in a bigger, better way, according to Dotcom.
"Megaupload comes back on January 20th 2017, the 5th anniversary of the raid. It will be better than the original and it will feel like home," he said on Twitter. He explained that bitcoin will play a role, but in a way that we do not want to picture.
"I can tell you that Megaupload and bitcoin had sex," he said. "There is a pregnancy and I have a feeling that the baby will be such a joy."
We'll assume that bitcoin will be accepted then. Dotcom also said that users will get 100GB storage accounts, that old Megaupload users will be automatically signed up, that he has free membership codes to give out, that none of the old legacy code is being used, and that the site will not be hosted in the US.
Obviously Megaupload 2.0 will not host servers in the United States or use domains under US control. Avoiding the Mass Surveillance Empire.— Kim Dotcom (@KimDotcom) July 7, 2016
We knew most of this, and could have guessed the rest. The new old Mega adopted bitcoin over time, and it seems like only last week that Dotcom talked down current options and talked up plans for a crowd-pleasing 100GB reboot.
"A new site is in the making. 100GB free cloud storage. I can say that this year I have set things in motion and a new cloud storage site is currently under development," he said. "I'm excited about the new innovations the site will contain." µ
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