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Kim Dotcom announces that Mega now accepts Bitcoin, will expand into email, chat, voice, video and mobile soon

Mega is set to really go mega, now accepts Bitcoins and will eventually expand into email, chat, voi

By: Anthony Garreffa from Feb 17, 2013 @ 0:41 CST

Mega man himself Kim Dotcom has announced that Mega now has Bitcoin support, and has also unleashed some future nuggets that Mega will support in the near future. Dotcom reiterated his company's position to privacy, while also saying that his cloud storage is uniquely positioned in New Zealand to keep users' data more safe.


Dotcom also stated that Mega will eventually expand itself into email, chat, voice, video and mobile services "in the coming years". For details on Bitcoin-enabled Mega goodness, you can check out, where there's no less than six different ways to buy mega services with Bitcoin. Three monthly options are given, as well as three yearly options - all options cannot be refunded or exchanged. The options include:

  • 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.

Now we'll tackle the extra services that Mega will introduce over the next few years, first up we have chat, voice and video services. Dotcom isn't happy with the current services from Google, Microsoft and Apple, which are Gmail, Skype and iCloud, respectively. Dotcom states that these services don't offer enough privacy because they're based in the US, where the US government can demand access to users' data under specific circumstances.

When we dive into the mobile segment, it hits a brick wall - as Mega doesn't offer a mobile site, or a mobile app. Mega should definitely expand this, and I don't doubt they will, I'm sure we'll see a Mega app for most mobile OS' in the near future.

Go Mega, go!


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