Is Megaupload Coming Back in 2017?
Megaupload, the popular online file sharing service may just be making a return. At its best, the website had an average of 50 million users logging in per day until it was shut down in 2012 due to allegations of online piracy.
Kim Dotcom, the internet mogul and founder of Megaupload tweeted last week that the site is definitely making a comeback and “will allow users to upload & share files anonymously just like before, with the added benefit of on-the-fly encryption.”
Although we are still yet to receive more information about the return of Megaupload, Kim Dotcom said in a statement that the site will be using bitcoins to a certain degree. However, it is still unclear as to whether bitcoins will be used just to purchase more storage space or is it also to give users a greater amount of anonymity while using the site.
According to a report from BBC, Mr. Dotcom has stated that the new site will be reinstating the accounts of the former users of the original Megaupload including new features including giving users a 100GB of storage with no bandwidth limits for uploading and downloading files and will also allow them to synchronize files across various devices.
- PCMag; BBC