Private Internet Access now accepts anonymous payments through BEAM, providing our users with yet another way to protect their privacy and anonymity when signing up for our service.
What is BEAM?
BEAM is a cryptocurrency built on the MimbleWimble foundation that was built with privacy at its core. There are no blockchain addresses and transactions are opaque, preventing anyone from seeing how much money was sent and who was involved. It uses a system called “zero-knowledge proofs” to verify the transactions without disclosing any of the details publicly. What separates BEAM from many other cryptocurrencies, is that it’s designed more for storing value than it is for regular spending, potentially making it a good choice for privately storing wealth. Read more about BEAM
How to pay anonymously for Private Internet Access Using BEAM
Using BEAM to pay for your subscription to Private Internet Access is fast and simple. To get started, go to this page and click one of the “SIGN UP NOW” buttons, which will bring up a window like the one shown to the right. Click on the button that says “Pay Anonymously with BEAM”. On the next page, simply add the email address you use for BEAM and verify it, then click “Pay Now”.
On the next screen, you will see instructions on how much BEAM to send, as well as the address to send it to, as seen in the image below:
Simply send the amount specified to that address, and wait for your confirmation email. Once the transaction has been confirmed, we will email you with your login information and instructions on how to get started.
How To Be Invisible On The Internet
As long time supporters of privacy protection as well as cryptocurrency, Private Internet Access is happy to add BEAM to the list of cryptocurrencies we accept: bitcoin, BitcoinCash, ethereum, litecoin, bitpay, Zcash, Zcash shielded payments and now BEAM.
About Chris Miller
SVP of Marketing for Private Internet Access, online privacy and freedom advocate and activist, musician, marketing geek and nature lover.