It appears, cloud storage and file sharing platform, Sync.com is quite progressive and respect the mandate from the people for the revolutionary financial technology called ‘Bitcoin.’ According to a press release from the firm, it is accepting Bitcoin now from users. Currently, the firm has over 100,000 users who can now pay Bitcoin for the services.
Talking about the decision to embrace the digital currency, Thomas Savundra, CEO of Sync said that his firm offers a completely private alternative to consumer grade cloud storage services such as Dropbox, through the use of zero-knowledge encryption. However, he also added that they cannot access the data stored on the servers.
According to Savundra with Bitcoin, the customers can enjoy absolute privacy in the cloud for both their data and payments. The company is not much old as it was launched as a proof of concept beta in July 2013. Its zero-knowledge encrypted storage platform is now in use by over 100,000 individuals and businesses worldwide.
The firm believes that zero-knowledge storage platform guarantees client’s privacy by providing end-to-end encryption, and only they have access to the keys. Similarly, it provides ‘automatic backup and sync’ where it backs up client’s files all in one place, and keep them synchronized across all of their computers and devices; they can restore any version of any file, any time.
Nonetheless, Sync also provides access from anywhere as clients can easily access their files from anywhere with desktop apps for Windows and Mac, and mobile apps for iPhone, iPad, Android, and the web. Additionally, clients can share files securely when they have hired file sharing platform from the company.
Data Security for the Clients
Sync also claims that clients can send files securely to anyone, even if they don’t have a Sync account and stay in control with password protection, notifications, expiry dates, and more. Nonetheless, Sync’s growth demonstrates significant awareness and demand for data privacy protection in the cloud.
The firm believes that Bitcoin compliments Sync’s commitment to privacy by providing users with an encrypted payment option that does not require giving up personally identifiable information during signup. Even Savundra is of the view that protecting customer data is their number one priority.
Savundra concluded that as it should be for any business storing sensitive customer information in the cloud; his organization ensures that clients’ data is safe and secure with his firm. Though his firm continues to offer traditional forms of payment such as credit card, Bitcoin is a win for his customers and a win for privacy in general.
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