Kim Dotcom announced Saturday on Twitter that Mega will have Bitcoin support he also announced that Mega will support Email, Chat, Voice, Video and Mobile in the coming years. Kim reemphasized his company’s commitment to privacy, while also suggesting that Mega is uniquely positioned in New Zealand to safeguard user data. Kim cautioned against using U.S.-based servers and email providers calling out Gmail, iCloud and Skype, because the American government can demand access to user data, he said.
Mega now accepts bitcoin via reseller Bitvoucher. If you head to bitvoucher.co, you’ll see three ways to buy Mega services with Bitcoin. There are three monthly options and three yearly options (no refund or exchange for any):
Mega Pro I: 500GB of data storage and 1TB of bandwidth for 0.5184 Bitcoin per month or 5.1888 Bitcoin per year.
Mega Pro II: 2TB of data storage and 4TB bandwidth for 1.0373 Bitcoin per month or 10.3781 Bitcoin per year.
Mega Pro III: 4TB of data storage and 8TB bandwidth per month for 1.5563 Bitcoin per month or 15.5674 Bitcoin per year.
Bitcoin is a decentralized digital currency, currently the most-widely used alternative to common forms of money. Because it has no central issuer, it has no single authority and thus no way to lock out certain users (or countries) out of the network. Bitcoin can be used to pay for certain transactions both offline and online.
Mega supporting Bitcoin makes perfect sense. Doctom’s company wants to distance itself from governments as much as possible, and a virtually untraceable payment method is an excellent way to do so.