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 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! :-)
Rolo Volo commented
Bitcoin is backed by mathematics, open source code, cryptography and the most powerful and secure decentralized distributed computational network on the planet, orders of magnitude more powerful than google and government combined. There is a limit of 21 million bitcoins (divisible in smaller units). Dollars are not backed by gold anymore since long time ago, they are printed by the trillions out of nothing by the private institution called "Federal" Reserve.
Receive and transfer money, from cents (micropayments) to thousands:
Almost for free (a few cents fee).
Privacy (no need to expose personal information)
Securely (encrypted cryptographically)
Instantly (from seconds to a few minutes)
Open source (auditable by anybody)
Worldwide (from anywhere to anywhere on the planet).
Peer-to-peer (no intermediaries with a cut)
Public ledger (transparent, seen by everybody)
Decentralized (distributed with no single point of failure)
No chargebacks-No fraud ('push' vs' 'pull' transactions).
Diego Sousa commented
Take my 3 votes.
Fabio Montefuscolo commented
Here in country that I live, we have to pay a lot of taxes to import hosting services. There are government taxes and bank taxes. It sums almost 50% of offered price. The bitcoin acceptance can be a nice tributary bypass and also a relief to startups and small business. Please, help us to buy from digitalocean.
Fernando A commented
I would like you to accept bitcoins, because my country's banking system is restrictive on outside spending. I have difficulty getting a credit card that works without contacting the bank and asking for authorization, I have to specify the date start and date end of usage althout the card was aquired for international usage...
nicky laidlaw commented
I use bitcoin often and feel that bitcoin is the future of currency for the world. Microsoft are already accepting bitcoin, please do not fall behind.
If DO starts accepting Bitcoin, DO will get FREE marketing and Advertising. Bitcoin is not a just a P2P currency, or network, but a community of avid users who promote business' that accept the currency for transactions. I'm sure it would be a great CoinTelegraph article.
YES! PLEASE! I'd happily pay for larger droplets if I am able to use bitcoin! And I would pay less taxes and Digital ocean too! is a win/win solution! Please add it ASAP! <3
Logan Koester commented
I use another cloud service primarily, but have started experimenting with Digital Ocean and am very impressed so far.
I may start switching some of my business over to DO as the advantages seem to keep stacking up. There is still some inertia to overcome before justifying such a decision, and Bitcoin support might just push me over the edge.
I have a lot of bitcoins, I would like to be able to spend them to support my bitcoin business on hardware bought with bitcoins!
As a long time DO customer, I would love the option to pay in Bitcoin.
Bob Johnston commented
If you don't want to deal with bitcoin per say just use BitPay, you can set it up in about five minutes and just collect the fiat of your choice.
Bob Johnston commented
Definitely need this!!! Need!
Yoni Jah commented
I decided not to wait any more
https://www.vultr.com/ support bitcoin payment.
af they are cheaper ( I'm just now trying to figure with their customer support why do I have to pay to start my free trial )
Still waiting for this !
Francis Brunelle commented
I would very much prefer to pay for servers in Bitcoin.
I paid with bitcoin for services and don't want to use anything else.
I would definitely prefer paying with Bitcoin and suggest following through with this asap please!
I am a developer in a huge company.I am in charge of our cloud code. Since I really love your cloud I always wanted to work with you guys but my mangers always wanted me to enable our product to work with enterprise cloud providers (ec2, hpcs, azure...).
I give you my word: if you will accept bitcoin as a payment our product will use digital ocean!
I will go to the moon and back to convince my managers to work with you.
I reallc hope you scale because if you will accept bitcoin you are going to get an enterprise acount deal.
William Sutanto commented
I will definitely pay my bills with Bitcoin. Namecheap accepting bitcoin since a year ago and I pay all my domain bill with Bitcoin since then.
Credit card and paypal are not easy for 3rd world countries, even for corporates.
Thousands of bitcoin startup was built this year. and tens of thousands more will be built next year. They all need servers to host their projects. And their first choice would be a hosting provider who accepting bitcoin. I quote one of comment from Shawn, "Don't do it to be cool, do it for the money."
I suggest you DO it now.