Bitcoin Cash payment option
Bitcoin transactions fees are now too much, and it may take up to a few hours for a transaction to be confirmed. There's a payment system, which is nearly same of Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash. Its devs have a better vision "low fees, 1 block (10 minutes) transaction confirm time." If you haven't heard of it, here (https://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/a/58969/38618) you can see that many wallets support it.
We plan on adding additional payment options in the forward.
Accept Bitcoin Cash (BCH)
I would love it if Protonmail accepted Dash. Dash is older than Bitcoin Cash, as well as much faster than Bitcoin Cash with its InstantSend transactions. This means that Dash has transactions that securely settle and are respendable within 1.2 seconds (or basically instantly).
You can actually chain-send Dash to different devices instantly for fun, which makes Dash ideal for payments where long wait-times are a no-no. This is much better than relying on unsafe 0-conf transactions like in Bitcoin Cash and other Blockchain 1.0 coins.
Bitcoin Cash and other blockchain 1.0 coins have to wait for "block confirmations" which take from 10 - 60 minutes. Oftentimes more nowadays with BCH's DAA being gamed. This means that services that accept these coins in lieu of Dash are limiting their users to a worse UX.
Dash also has stronger privacy than Bitcoin Cash. Cash Shuffle is pretty good, but Dash's privacy is on the protocol level and Dash has multiple round mixing which provides much, much larger anonymity sets than Cash Shuffle does.
Josh Ellithorpe commented
Long time customer and would love for you to add BCH for payment.
I would actually pay premium if you did
Scott Rose commented
Yes, please! There is a HUGE DIFFERENCE between Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH).
Bitcoin (BTC) can no longer be used for fast, reliable, cheap, instant payments anymore — it is now slow, has expensive fees, is unreliable, and payments can be reversed.
Bitcoin Cash (BCH) carries on the original vision of Bitcoin, which is instant, free, secure, reliable, permissionless global payments.
I will donate to help get this underway!
I am sure ProtonMail could raise all the funds they need and more for this from the BCH community!
Would love to see this too!
David R. Allen commented
I would certainly support upgrade payments and donations in BCH, as I am heavily invested in the only bitcoin that is p2p digital cash. ThefutureofBitcoin.cash
I would both gladly pay for an upgraded subscription and donate BCH to help get this implemented for ProtonMail.
John Moriarty commented
I would contribute some BCH to help make this happen.
I would LOVE if ProtonMail would start accepting Bitcoin Cash for both payments and donations.
I understand you don't want to rely on third party payment processors for this and so I propose you link a donate wallet to your website for this and allow us, the BCH community to help make this possible.
Let us help you, help us!
I didn't read the title properly. Please do NOT accept "bitcoin cash". It is a complete scam and garbage run by frauds. It has no use case. Everyone calls is BTRASH
P Z commented
I was about to suggest BCH as a payment option, but it seems it's already been suggested many times, and the team has even said it's planned.
I am just commenting to emphasis the importance of this, with CashShuffle and CashFusion BCH is one of the best cryptos for privacy, and make a great combination for protonmail.
I will upgrade my account as soon as it's added.
Jonathan Silverblood commented
It's now been two years and what looks to me like a relatively straightforward decision has actully been taken and this is currently "planned" - but no action has been taken since 2018.
It would be good to get some feedback and know why this hasn't been implemented yet.
I have asked many times in the past and recently wanted to start my new business on proton as the email and future calendar platform. However I found another provider that supports bitcoin cash. Bitcoin cash has significant although not perfect privacy options (monero and dash are certainly not perfect either) through CashShuffle and soon CashFusion protocols. Hopefully proton will get there some day.
You already accept Bitcoin (BTC) which is extremely slow. I only transact in Bitcoin Cash (BCH) because it is much faster. Please add support for Bitcoin Cash, it is the future and it will overtake Bitcoin in the long run.
Please add Bitcoin Cash, I have recently bought a VPN through a different supplier partly because they offer BCH payments and other providers don't.
It's weird that it's not already supported given that AFAIK the RPC API of the BCH and BTC node software is similar. They are forks after all.
please add Bitcoin cash (ProtonMail Plus subscriber)