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! :-)
Well I am in a tough situation here. Wanting to use DO badly but they don't seem to accept prepaid/debit cards. For the same reason, I am not able to transfer money from my PayPal. Something like bitcoin would a huge sigh of relief.
There's a service which accepts BTC payments and provides DO hosting:
But I'd be very cautious about using them plus 3$ extra every month may add up to a lot in longer run.
Finlay Craen commented
I'd love it if you guy accept bitcoin
Add competitiveness, Add awareness, add profitability - **add** **bitcoin**
I just got this e-mail.
You recently tried to pay with PayPal but the transaction was declined because your debit/credit card provider did not allow it to go through.
Probably because I'm living in Korea and Korean credit cards have trouble buying abroad.
Get on with accepting Bitcoin ASAP!
I love DO, but I can't pay to you, because my card is not accepted and i hate paypal. WE NEED BITCOINS!
I would certainly have used Bitcoin if the option existed. I was surprised that Bitcoin wasn't an option. People want to use droplets for things like IRC to prevent their home IP being exposed, for increased security.
Use coinbase to start integration into DO. Do want this feature!!!
Do it! You're running late in adopting anyway :)
Take my money,
learning how to take bitcoin payments
training your staff on using bitcoin
We are a Bitcoin company that uses DO for our hosting needs, paying with Bitcoin would be fantastic!
I use AWS almost exclusively but would absolutely move some infrastructure to Digital Ocean if payment could be made in Bitcoin.
adam sah commented
My real-world food business accepts bitcoin and uses DO for hosting - we'd love to spend our BTC instead of cashing it out. bbfdirect.com
I've been using you guys for 6 months, and I love the service. I'll love you more if you adopt bitcoin.
Currently, non-bitcoin-adoption is the only thing stopping me from choosing Digital Ocean.
I would love using your service for Bitcoin
Please add bitcoin it help save life from nerdy thefts
Satoshi Nakamoto commented
Do it. You'll love yourself.
Very easy for payment. bitcoin: yes!
Definitely add bitcoin payment as an alternative payment method. Also keep some of the bitcoin you acquire and use them at your own costs, this will help the Bitcoin ecosystem and it will save you, your customers and your business partners money.