Hitnews Accepts Bitcoin Payments

A couple months ago we noticed that a newly launched service, Bitusenet, was focusing on Bitcoin Usenet payments.  Now it looks like Hitnews has joined in as well.  While Bitusenet only offers Bitcoin, Hitnews has a number of other payment options including iDeal, bank transfer and credit card.  Hitnews is the first established Usenet provider we’ve seen add Bitcoin payments.  It will be interesting to see if other companies join in as well.

Would you pay for newsgroup access with Bitcoin?  We posed that question to our friends at DSL Reports.  Please join the discussion and let us know your thoughts on the use of Bitcoin.  There are also a number of VPN services that offer Bitcoin as a payment option.  It seems to be catching steam in the VPN industry where privacy and anonymity are key goals.  With companies like Private Internet Access, HideMyNet, VersaVPN, AirVPN, BeeVPN and a few more recently adding Bitcoin payment options.

Hitnews has a wide range of Usenet accounts including speed capped (2.5 Mbit to 120 Mbit), and nighttime plans.  All of which show the price in Euros.  You can pay with Bitcoin or use one of their other options which include credit card, iDeal and bank transfer.  If you go with Bitcoin let us know if the experience is smooth.  We’ll gladly share the experience so others can know what to expect when paying for Hitnews with Bitcoin.

Read our Hitnews review to learn more about the Usenet service or sign up using Bitcoin and enjoy!

Hitnews Offering Nighttime Usenet Accounts

Hitnews offers a number of Usenet account options.  Their standard accounts let you download 24 hours a day but include speed caps.  Ranging from 2 mbit up to 150 mbit.  In addition Hitnews offers nighttime accounts.  Download at 120 mbit during specified times and 1 mbit the rest of the day for € 4,75 (~$7) a month.

Here are the details for the Hitnews nighttime accounts:

  • Full speed download (up to 120 mbit) during these times:
  • Monday through Friday from 12AM – 4PM CET
  • Saturday and Sunday from 12AM – 10AM CET
  • Outside these hours you can download at 1 mbit

Note that the times are listed in CET – Central European Time which is GMT + 2:00.  Adjust for your local timezone as the account is based on CET. Hitnews offers 535 days of binary retention along with up to 30 connections.  SSL encryption is free and available via their ssl.hitnews.eu news server.

Read our Hitnews review to learn more about the Usenet service or sign up for nighttime access and enjoy!