Controversial online content entrepreneur Kim Dotcom’s announcement that he plans to reintroduce the Megaupload site next year and hinting that it will accept bitcoin has created a stir among bitcoiners.
Bitcoiners have varying views about Megaupload 2.0’s chances for success and about being associated with a file sharing platform that ran afoul of the law. Dotcom’s legal battle with the U.S. government continues.
Megaupload, Bitcoin. Coupled.
Dotcom tweeted this weekend, “I can tell you that Megaupload and Bitcoin had sex. There is a pregnancy and I have a feeling that the baby will be such a joy.”
I can tell you that Megaupload and Bitcoin had sex. There is a pregnancy and I have a feeling that the baby will be such a joy.
— Kim Dotcom (@KimDotcom) July 10, 2016
He noted that Megaupload will return on Jan. 20, 2017, the fifth anniversary of the U.S. government shuttering his domain names.
Dotcom clearly wants attention for his plan for Megaupload 2.0, as he also tweeted that