Whether you’re a Bitcoin “hodler” or concerned about your privacy, there are several advantages to paying for your Usenet services with crypto. Unfortunately, not all providers accept them.
So, to make it easy for you, we’ve compiled a list of every Usenet provider that accepts Bitcoin or cryptocurrency payments, either via direct payment or through a third-party processor, like Bitpay.
Usenet Providers That Accept Bitcoin or Crypto Through Direct Payment
When paying with Bitcoin or crypto, we prefer paying directly, since it removes any third party payment processors from the equation. Here are the Usenet providers that accept direct payments in Bitcoin and/or cryptocurrency.
- Blocknews – This block-account provider on the Omicron backbone accepts a range of different cryptocurrency coins via direct payment.
> Read our BlockNews review for more info
- Frugal Usenet – As the name suggests, Frugal Usenet offers great deals on both monthly and block accounts, and you can pay for them with Bitcoin and several other coins.
> Read our Frugal Usenet review for more info
- ViperNews – ViperNews runs their own, independent backbone and provides both monthly and block plans, which you can pay for with crypto.
> Read our ViperNews review for more info
- Usenet.Farm – Another independent provider that also provides hybrid service in partnership with other providers.
> Read our Usenet.Farm review for more info
- XS News – This European-based provider accepts direct payments in crypto and is a great option if you’re in or near Europe.
> Read our XS News review for more info
- UsenetNews – This hybrid provider gives you both several backbones and several options for cryptocurrency payments.
- CheapNews – An Abavia-based provider, like XS News, that also accepts BTC directly.
- UsenetNow – Here’s another option if you’re looking to pay with Bitcoin.
Usenet Providers That Accept Bitcoin or Crypto Through Bitpay
Using a cryptocurrency payment processor, like Bitpay, makes it easier for providers to accept them – and it usually gives you the ability to pay with a wider range of coins. Unfortunately, it’s not quite as private as direct payments, but hey, it’s better than nothing.
Here are the Usenet providers that accept Bitcoin and/or crypto through Bitpay.
- Astraweb – Astraweb is a provider on the high-retention Highwinds backbone, and one of the few that uses Bitpay.
> Read our Astraweb review for more info
- UsenetExpress – With their own backbone and very reasonable retention, UsenetExpress is a great option for those who want to get a non-Omicron provider with crypto.
> Read our UsenetExpress review for more info
- NewsDemon – This UsenetExpress reseller accepts all of the same coins that UE does.
> Read our NewsDemon review for more info
- NewsgroupDirect – NewsgroupDirect combines several different backbones into one service and makes crypto payments easy through Bitpay.
> Read our NewsgroupDirect review for more info
- UsenetPrime – A hybrid provider that uses both the UE and Abavia backbones, it’s a great option for users who want to pay with crypto.
> Read our UsenetPrime review for more info
- HitNews – Another UE reseller which, like the rest of the network, allows payments with crypto.
> Read our HitNews review for more info
- Newsgroup.Ninja – If you’re looking for a Highwinds/Omicron provider that uses Bitpay, here’s your pick.
- theCubeNet – This provider also uses the UsenetExpress backbone and Bitpay.
- StingyUsenet – StingyUsenet is on the European-based Abavia backbone and accepts a variety of coins through Bitpay.
Should You Pay for Usenet with Bitcoin?
If you’re still wondering why you should pay for Usenet with Bitcoin or crypto, let’s take a quick look.
Basically, there are two main reasons for doing so:
- You already have some crypto and would like to spend it on Usenet
- You are concerned about your privacy and security
If you’re in camp #1, well, you probably don’t need an excuse to use crypto, so we won’t go into all of its benefits. But now you have a list of providers that you can use!
Now, as for those of you who are concerned about your privacy, that’s great. Just keep in mind that it’s not really necessary to pay for Usenet with crypto. That’s because Usenet is just inherently more private and secure than, say, torrenting, so there’s less of a need for crypto payments – or even using a VPN.
That being said, if you’d just like the extra piece of mind – or are already hodling some Bitcoin – then go for it. After all, that’s what we created this list for. Just don’t think that you need to go out of your way to buy and pay with crypto, just to use Usenet.
Usenet Providers That Accept Bitcoin and Crypto: Wrap-Up
Alright, so now you’ve got a whole list of providers that accept crypto, as well as an idea of why you might want to pay for Usenet with Bitcoin. Hopefully, that’s more than enough to get you started.
By the way, if there’s a provider that we missed, make sure to let us know in the comments!