Welcome to the New Age — Hawk Host Now Accepts Bitcoin

Unless you’ve been avoiding main stream news/media for the past few years, you’ve probably heard of Bitcoin at this point. Bitcoin is a digital currency based around a P2P (peer to peer) system and relies on cryptography to bring the whole network together. Despite the folks at Berkshire-Hathaway and Goldman Sachs claiming it’s not an official currency, we don’t have public investors or financial gurus to worry about.  What we have to worry about is our customers, and because of that we’re more than happy to start accepting bitcoins as payment for our hosting services.

Admittedly I’m personally not an expert on bitcoins. Outside of our implementation here at Hawk Host I’ve never had to use them (yet). With that said, I can’t ignore the fact that the technology is growing in both popularity and application. As more companies begin to adopt and accept bitcoins as payment we decided it may be a good idea to get on board.

I was first approached about this idea by Cody, our CTO, who is probably the biggest bitcoin fanatic we have here at Hawk Host. I initially thought accepting bitcoins was a unique idea but I wasn’t putting it on the top of my priority list. That’s a good thing for me, because he did. When he called me this morning letting me know the Bitcoin payment module was officially launched I was a bit surprised. Why? It’s only been about 48 hours since we started seriously considering the idea of making Bitcoin an official payment method. Needless to say, Cody works with a purpose when he’s sold on an idea. Thanks to his work and research you can now sign up for any of our hosting services using Bitcoin.

Once you get to the checkout step on our order form you’ll notice the Bitcoin option listed as “Bitcoin” — pretty self-explanatory. Before you complete the checkout a verification option will come up and you’ll simply need to confirm you want to send us X amount of BTC (BTC is short for, you guessed it, Bitcoin) from you digital wallet. You approve the transfer, we get some of your bitcoins, and you get to enjoy our awesome webhosting.

Since this is a new module/payment method for us there may be some bugs. If you have *any* issues in completing payment or signing up for hosting with Bitcoin please let us know. We’re extremely excited to see how quickly BTC payments are used and really look forward to expanding our hosting with this new payment option!

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5 Responses to Welcome to the New Age — Hawk Host Now Accepts Bitcoin

  1. jhon says:

    I though Bitcoin is very expensive to get

  2. @jhon

    That’s untrue – right now a single Bitcoin is trading for roughly the equivelent of $600~$620 USD however Bitcoins can be divided down to 8 decimal places. What this means is while 1 Bitcoin has a high value you can still send a small amount. For example if you purchased a $3 (USD) hosting plan with us at the current exchange rate (03/19/2014) you would send 0.004937 Bitcoins or 4.937 millibitcoins.

    If you’re more curious about Bitcoin I’d highly recommend the following resources:

    https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Main_Page
    http://www.reddit.com/r/bitcoin
    http://weusecoins.com/
    https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Myths

    If you have any specific questions please let us know and we’d be happy to answer them for you. At this time I’d recommend checking out coinbase.com if you’re interested in starting to use Bitcoin.

  3. Jual Jersey bola Grade Ori says:

    I heard that Bitcoin has bankruptcy ? What do you think about that ?

  4. Dread Knight says:

    This is awesome news! Too bad I sold most of my btc when their price started to rapidly increase :D

  5. Webhosting Blog says:

    I hope you will survive on the dangerous bitcoin market

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