Swiss-based e mail service, ProtonMail, has revealed on Nov. 16 that it hasn’t cashed in any of the Bitcoin (BTC) it has accepted as cost for its premium service in years.
The tweet was in response to a buyer who complained that he felt responsible for spending Bitcoin ion a ProtonMail bill as a substitute of holding or “hodling” it for the long-term.
‘No worries, we’ll HODL for you’
The alternate happened following a tweet from the CCO of digital reward card retailer BitRefill, urging Bitcoiners, “Please don’t ‘put your Bitcoin to work.’”
This prompted one follower to answer that they’d “paid my ProtonMail bill with BTC I’m feeling safe and HODL responsible abruptly.”
In an try to assuage the shopper’s HODL guilt, ProtonMail responded that it might maintain the Bitcoin on the shopper’s behalf, noting that it truly doesn’t promote the BTC and “haven’t for years.”
ProtonMail is pro-Bitcoin
Whereas the choice to pay for a premium ProtonMail account in BTC shouldn’t be apparent for brand spanking new account holders, it’s attainable for present e mail prospects, even these utilizing the free possibility who want to improve.
ProtonMail additionally accepts Bitcoin donations and has up to now seen over 200 BTC — or virtually $2 million at immediately’s costs — go into its pockets. The service additionally thought-about launching an ICO again in July 2018, thought these plans had been seemingly shelved.