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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.

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    Travis R ClarkTravis R Clark shared this idea  ·   ·  Admin →
    aminamin shared a merged idea: Paypal payment processor issue , hope you provide other payment processor, e.g bitcoin ,etc  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: add dogecoin as a payment method!  ·   · 
    Anthony MartinezAnthony Martinez shared a merged idea: Accept Bitcoin for payment.  ·   · 
    Manthan M.Manthan M. shared a merged idea: Accept bitcoin. (Very Simple With Coinbase)  ·   · 

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      • Anonymous commented  · 

        2 years later and we're still waiting :(

      • Bruno GarcíaBruno 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...

        +1 !

      • JNJN commented  · 

        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.

      • Daniel HoltDaniel Holt commented  · 

        May I note, your existing payment processor (stripe) already supports bitcoin, it just needs to be enabled.

      • Thomas MeadowsThomas Meadows commented  · 

        Also, could we get auto payments through bitcoin if this does get implemented?

      • Thomas MeadowsThomas 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.

      • IlyaIlya commented  · 

        +1 i'd pay 20$ droplet with bitcoin

      • John SmithJohn Smith commented  · 

        namecheap.com accepts Bitcoin, I bought an SSL Wildcard certificate from them.

      • Jeffrey LebowskiJeffrey Lebowski commented  · 

        Digital Ocean. I believe your reaction to this is overdue. This thread was posted on Oct. 23, 2013.

      • Jeffrey LebowskiJeffrey Lebowski commented  · 

        I vote yes to bitcoin. Fucking credit card nightmares with them cancelling every transaction that they wish saying they are protecting me from fraud. Motherfucking waste of time, those credit card bitches.

      • Fernando AFernando A commented  · 

        "I'd avoid conversion and credit card fees by paying with Bitcoin. You can't implement this soon enough!" The other guy's words exactly the same.

      • ottodvottodv commented  · 

        I'd avoid conversion and credit card fees by paying with Bitcoin. You can't implement this soon enough!

      • aminamin commented  · 

        i have lots of issue with paypal payment, have contact support and he say its paypal issue about country , therefore i cant order digitalocean service till now,
        have asked to pay with other payment e.g. okpay, pefectmoney, bitcoin , etc, but they said, cant accept this time.

        hope it will applied soon.

      • Rolo VoloRolo 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).

      • Fabio MontefuscoloFabio 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 AFernando 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 laidlawnicky 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.

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