BitTorrent (BTT) is the latest addition to NordVPN’s suite of payment methods, bringing the total number of accepted cryptocurrencies to just below 10.
BitTorrent, Inc. is the world’s largest decentralized peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing protocol, and it recently introduced its crypto token BTT. The cryptocurrency is based on the TRON blockchain – TRON acquired BitTorrent in June 2018 – and has amassed over 100 million users since its launch in January 2019.
According to its website: “[BTT] allows content creators to connect with their audience, earn and spend digital currency without a middleman.”
BTT tokens were initially intended be traded for faster file downloads in the BitTorrent network, but users can now exchange them for a NordVPN subscription, too.
NordVPN, which currently has over 12 million users, supports P2P activity and torrenting on many of its 5,000 VPN servers worldwide. Each server that permits torrenting is marked with ‘P2P’ so that users can easily identify them.
In addition to BTT, those wishing to subscribe to NordVPN can also pay with a host of other cryptocurrencies through NordVPN’s partnership with payment gateway CoinPayments. Accepted currencies include Bitcoin, Dash, Litecoin, Monero, Ethereum, Zacash, Tron, and Ripple.
In addition to cryptocurrencies, NordVPN accepts the following payment methods: Amazon Pay, Alipay, Union Pay, Neosurf, and Mint.
The Panama-based VPN provider recently cut its partnership with PayPal so that it can have “more control over your purchase experience.”
In a series of FAQs explaining the company’s decision to withdraw from PayPal, NordVPN went on to say: “We manage all customer data and recurring subscriptions by ourselves, which allows us to reduce security risks.”
NordVPN then partnered with Ayden, a self-hosted payment system that NordVPN says will “bring extra benefits and reduce security risks.”
At the beginning of May 2019 NordVPN also decided to remove its seven-day free trial due to “heavy abuse” from scammers taking advantage of it. However, the VPN service continues to provide a 30-day money-back guarantee so that users can test out the software risk-free.
Currently NordVPN is running a special deal wherein you can get 75% off a three year subscription, bringing the monthly price down from $11.95 to $2.99. You can read our full, unbiased NordVPN review here.