Kim Dotcom’s Mega has been trudging on into the future, so far without any sort of considerable pestering from one pesky United States government. In the meantime, Dotcom’s been doing his best to beef the service up, offering cash money to anyone who could strengthen its encryption. And now he’s taking Bitcoin. Because of course.
At the moment — and for the foreseeable future — you don’t buy anything directly from Mega. Instead, you buy it from one of many retailers. The newest of these, bitvoucher.co, just happens to take Bitcoins. Users flush with coin can now spend it on additional storage and bandwidth for prices of five to 16 bitcoin a year, or .5 to 1.5 bitcoin on a monthly payment schedule.
As an organisation that has never found itself particularly friendly with governments, it makes sense that Mega would want to accept what is essentially the “internet currency” and those out there who trade in ‘coins are probably glad to see their currency accepted. Now, will this lend any more legitimacy/popularity to the currency? Probably not, but along with the encryption rewards, it goes to show the kind of community Mega is trying to get friendly with. And when the copyright shit inevitably hits the government fan, it could pay off. Maybe. [The Next Web]