New Mega Service to Accept BitCoinAdded: Sunday, March 3rd, 2013
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Kim Dotcom has recently announced that new Mega cloud storage service is going to accept the BitCoin currency. The portal founder has made a habit of annoying the governments and proves it by embracing an unregulated virtual currency.
In the meantime, much like Kim Dotcom, BitCoin is also trying to shed its shady image, normally associated with less than legal practices. For example, last week Reddit officially announced that it will accept BitCoin payments, followed by WordPress which also embraced the digital currency a while ago.
A new file-sharing service currently offers 50GB of free storage, as well as several tiers for users who need more space and do not mind paying for it. As for the currency, the exchange rate for one BitCoin is about $25. In other words, the cheapest Mega package, which is currently priced at €9.99, will cost around 0.5 of a BitCoin. Those users who choose to pay with BitCoin will need to access BitVoucher in order to make the transaction.
It seems that Mega is off to a quite good start, while Reddit and WordPress remain heavyweights in their own right. Of course, the fact that an ever increasing number of legal online businesses are planning to accept BitCoin payments can only mean well for the virtual currency.
Moreover, the press reports confirm that an increasing number of merchants and even bankers also started to consider BitCoin. Nevertheless, it’s still too early to say if it is just a fad or really a viable alternative to such recognized currency as dollars and euros. In the meantime, the virtual currency is already doing well – it was revealed that a BitCoin casino managed to earn $500,000 in the last 6 months.
March 4th,2013Posted by:
Sunday, March 3rd, 2013
|Is anybody here even using this new mega service?|
Personally, I have absolutely no interest in it.
|posted by (2013-03-04 03:58:28)|
|who would use it? i think our governments have shown that the interests of big business, even to the detriment of it's own citizens rights, come first. torrent til i die.|
|You all are thinking from a illegal file sharing point of view, There are quite a few who use places like mega to share massive data files that will not go over email and is to slow for FTP. Quite a broad spectrum that I am sure you are unaware of.|
|Tonymengela ,i agree wit ya.furthermore,this Internet shite's fookn BIGG!!! moola's *$$$$$$* drivin it to a frenzy: an "orchestration of Sharks"....|
|posted by (2013-03-05 19:11:18)|
|u cant use it if in uk then since bitcoin tranfers are banned from the uk!doh!|
|You can use Bit Coins in the UK.|
|So why not wait for SoShare which is said to offer 1TB of storage for free and a link for transfer of files is sent to the receiver via email.|
I can see such a service (free) will be snapped up not only by those that wish to transfer files to those they know, but also amongst business people who can then store 1 TB of data for free freeing their own servers up for other things at zero cost to the company.
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