In addition to the traditional payment methods, you can buy NordVPN with Bitcoin – a virtual payment option that does not require your real name, surname, address or credit card details.
Many Internet users have already acknowledged the potential risks of having their online activity exposed and passed to the third parties. So it is no surprise that the popularity of VPN services is steadily growing.
However, when choosing a VPN service, it is a must to look for providers that:
Rely on a strict no logs policy to be sure that none of your private data is logged, monitored or shared at any time;
Use shared IP addresses, as it makes almost impossible to identify a single user account if hundreds of people use the same IP address simultaneously;
Offer alternative payment options, having in mind that PayPal and credit card histories are stored for a very long time and shared with banks, tax authorities, third party payment processors, etc.
Therefore, customers who do not wish to tie their identities to payments for VPN can avoid that by using Bitcoin, the world’s most popular cryptocurrency. Paying with Bitcoins means that NordVPN does not have names and bank details to associate with the Bitcoin wallet accounts, so their purchases stay completely anonymous.
For this reason, in addition to the traditional payment methods like credit cards or PayPal, NordVPN accepts payments in Bitcoin – a virtual currency that has only the paid amount linked to the single user account. So if you are looking for secure and private online browsing experience, this private payment method is a good way to start.
There are two sides to Bitcoin in regards to online privacy. The first is that Bitcoin wallets, which are identified by a Bitcoin address, can be created as desired and maintained without anything linked back to the individual user.
But at the same time Bitcoin transactions associated with a specific wallet can be easily tracked.
So if you want to preserve your private information when paying with Bitcoin, you should:
Use a Bitcoin wallet registered with a disposable and anonymous email address;
Use a different wallet for each online transaction to make sure that none of them can be traced back to you.
On the practical side, Bitcoin is cheaper to use than many other payment options as it is not linked to any country or subject to regulation, especially when it comes to making international transactions.