Online privacy is getting more and more important in 2017, and here at TorGuard we’ve seen a HUGE uptick in VPN users. The reason is that in the USA, internet service providers can now collect and sell data without user consent. In the UK, new laws and regulations are moving forward that are also compromising citizens and their digital privacy. Meanwhile, China and Russia continue to censor free speech online and block citizens from the outside internet. The fact is that your online privacy and anonymity around the world is slowly being degraded, but the good news is there are two major ways to increase privacy on the internet being VPN and Cryptocurrency.
VPNs are one of the best ways to increase anonymity on the internet and protect your privacy as well as encrypt your data–but for transactions, banking, and payments on the internet– cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and litecoin now offer similar privacy advantages for your payments. The best part is that the two emerging technologies synergize very well together. In the same way VPN offers a privacy layer for your internet access, crypto offers privacy (and freedom) for your bank account.
While we’ve seen an increase in VPN users, we’ve also seen more and more users wanting to purchase TorGuard with cryptocurrency. We’ve always been avid supporters of crypto ever since Bitcoin first came out, and now in 2017, we consider ourselves one of the most versatile VPNs that accepts all form of cryptocurrency. (If you don’t see it listed, just ask)
Why Pay for VPN with Bitcoin, litecoin or other Cryptocurrencies?
So why should you pay for a VPN with cryptocurrency in the first place? Here are two major reasons why you should be paying your VPN bill with crypto.
Financial Privacy for VPN users
If you want to pay for your VPN in the most secure and anonymous way possible, it’s best to do it with cryptocurrency. The reason is that when you are signing up for TorGuard with cryptocurrency, you don’t have to provide private information like your address or name.
When you use a credit card, your billing information is required to prevent fraud and verify transactions. But with cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and litecoin, you simply send your crypto to our receiving address and the transaction is complete. This means that no personal information is needed for the VPN to be activated.
Ease of use
Paying for TorGuard VPN with cryptocurrency is much easier than using a credit card. Since you don’t need to fill out billing information (phone number, address, name, etc) on checkout, you can move through the payment system much quicker. You also don’t have to go digging through your wallet to enter in card information. Sure, there might be a slight learning curve but with so many mobile wallets available for bitcoin, litecoin, and ethereum it really is as simple as scanning the address code.
Which Cryptocurrencies does TorGuard Accept?
TorGuard is one of the only VPN providers that accepts nearly every form of cryptocurrency.
TorGuard VPN accepts the following cryptocurrencies:
- Ethereum Classic
- Steem Dollars
How to Buy Cryptocurrency in 2017
Buying cryptocurrency is getting easier and easier. There are many great websites that you can purchase crypto with–namely Coinbase.com, Indacoin, Coinmama and Bitit.gift.
When you buy crypto with a credit card or bank account, you may have to provide your name and address to verify your identity, but once you get past that step, you are free to transfer your shiny new crypto to another wallet under your own control. The good news is that these website and other crypto trading websites are very trustworthy, just be careful to use reputable and well known exchanges.
The main process for Coinbase is to connect your payment source, and then you can process and buy Bitcoin, litecoin or other cryptos. The easiest ones to buy are Ethereum, Bitcoin, and Litecoin since Coinbase supports them natively, and you can even use a credit card. From here, you can transfer or trade these currencies for other currencies on sites like GDAX.com, ShapeShift, Poloniex.com, or BTC-e .
There are also other ways to attain cryptocurrency like doing in person anonymous transactions via cash or other methods, but these ways are a bit inconvenient and time consuming.
TorGuard Cryptocurrency Promotion
TorGuard is launching a limited time only Cryptocurrency Promotion to spread awareness about how awesome cryptocurrency for the privacy conscious VPN user.
This offer is good for both new and existing TorGuard customers. Simply visit the TorGuard VPN router store and select Cryptocurrency on checkout.