Bitcoin Payment Method
Bitcoin is a Peer to Peer digital currency with worldwide implications. Its value is changing rapidly just like oil did during its early days of adoption.
That aside, it is a new technology and is beginning to be widely used. One of the largest internet company's in China started accepting them, WordPress accepts them and many more are starting to accept them every day.
I don't want to see Digital Ocean lose out on this technology.
I suggest you take a good hard look in the adoption of this new payment system.
I have issue with paypal payment processor, hope you provide other payment processor, e.g bitcoin , okpay, perfectmoney, etc.y
I would happily pay extra for such a service.
Bitcoin is a popular digital currency. Services like Coinbase and BitPay allow instant conversion to USD, making it just as easy to implement as PayPal. Bitcoin enthusiasts are willing to support businesses that accept it as a payment method, bringing new customers to DigitalOcean, and introducing developers to an excellent VPS hosting service.
It is very simple. Coinbase has a very nice api, and if you do not believe in bitcoin, you can immediately cash out into a bank account leaving no risk. Also the first 15 million dollars in revenue is absolutely free of any fee so there wont be fees for a while. (https://coinbase.com/merchants)
Adding the payment via bitcoin a lot of consumer will pay services for you. wordpress.com and many others does:
I will move to Digital Ocean from Linode if I can pay via bitcoin! :-)
Robin Houtevelts commented
Still waiting for a response from DO.
We need Bitcoin!
Bitcoin is critical
vultr.com is doing it, and they are your direct competitor.
I'm also looking forward for bitcoin support. I'd like to be able to deposit with Bitcoin.
That would be pretty cool!
Samuel Polat commented
It would be a greate idea!! It has passed 2 years, but it would be good to consider it!
2 years later and we're still waiting :(
Bruno García commented
I would love to add credit to my DigitalOcean account using Bitcoin. It's fast, easy and in the long-time they'll be earning money by just owning bitcoins...
Antonio Carlos Nunes Jr. commented
Take my vote.
I pay another cloud provider with Bitcoin - and would swap to a provider with better FreeBSD support if they accepted Bitcoin. I don't particularly care if it's digitalocean - but I'm commenting here in the hope I'll get a ping if/when they catch up.
Brenden Gonzalez commented
Yes please add bitcoin support
Daniel Holt commented
May I note, your existing payment processor (stripe) already supports bitcoin, it just needs to be enabled.
Thomas Meadows commented
Also, could we get auto payments through bitcoin if this does get implemented?
Thomas Meadows commented
setup bitpay and just take USD payment. Or(this would be my choice), you could do like other companies and put it in whatever currency gives you the best tax benefits. Your not investors in bitcoin, your a hosting company, I wouldn’t gamble on the currency personally IMO.
+1 i'd pay 20$ droplet with bitcoin
John Smith commented
namecheap.com accepts Bitcoin, I bought an SSL Wildcard certificate from them.