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Paying for ProtonVPN with Bitcoin

If you want to buy a VPN while looking for a complete anonymity – Bitcoin is your trustworthy friend! As we specifically emphasize the privacy and security aspects, we have implemented the direct Bitcoin payments for ProtonVPN.

At this time, Bitcoin payments for ProtonVPN are available only for the existing accounts. If you have a Free ProtonVPN account which you’d like to upgrade to one of our Premium plans by using Bitcoins, you can do so from the Dashboard category in your ProtonVPN account. If you don’t have a Free VPN account and you would like to subscribe to a premium ProtonVPN plan with Bitcoins, please contact us through the following link:

While paying for VPN with Bitcoins, please note that it may take up to 36 hours in order for the Bitcoin payment to process.

How to pay with Bitcoins for ProtonVPN?

1) Log-in to your existing ProtonVPN account, navigate to the Dashboard category and select your desired ProtonVPN Plan.

2) Select Bitcoin as a Payment method.

Once the plan is selected, a payment pop-up window will appear, which contains the total amount that needs to be paid for the selected plan. To continue, click Next.

By default, the credit/debit card payment method will appear. From the drop-down, select Bitcoin.

3) The QR-code, BTC Address and Amount due will be shown in the following window.

After you have selected the Bitcoin payment method, you should see a QR-code, BTC Address, and the adequate Bitcoin amount for your subscription.

If you are using a mobile Bitcoin wallet, you can easily scan the QR code displayed in the payment window to automatically process the payment.

If you do not have the QR-scanning ability within your Bitcoin wallet, you can manually submit the transaction using the provided BTC address. To do so, copy the BTC address into the recipient address of your wallet and select the adequate amount of BTC displayed in the Payment module.

4) When the Bitcoin payment is verified, you’ll receive a confirmation message.

Once the Bitcoin transaction is successfully processed, a confirmation message will be sent to your address. The confirmation message will not be sent immediately, as the Bitcoin verification-process can take up to 24 hours. After it successfully verifies, you’ll receive the message.

5) Once you have received the confirmation message, the credits will be transferred to your account.

The moment that you have received the confirmation message, it means that your Bitcoin payment has been successfully verified, and an adequate amount of credits will be transferred to your account. You can verify that by navigating to the Dashboard category in your ProtonVPN account, where you can see the Account Credit. Also, an invoice will be created for the Bitcoin transaction, which you can check in the Payments category.

6) Select your ProtonVPN plan through the Dashboard.

The time has come! You are ready to upgrade your ProtonVPN account. At this point, all you need to do – is to navigate to the Dashboard, and select your ProtonVPN plan.

7) Upgrade your plan by using the credits on your account.

Since you already have the adequate credit-amount on your account, once you select the plan, the credit will be automatically applied. Just hit the Continue button and that’s it, you have managed to pay for your VPN with Bitcoins. From that point on, your ProtonVPN subscription is active and you have access to all of the benefits and features that come with your ProtonVPN plan!

Congratulations! You’ve just enhanced your security and you can safely connect to the Internet through the ProtonVPN servers.

Note: Bitcoin payments currently do not have the ability to turn on Autopay. In order to ensure you do not receive any account usage interruptions between billing cycles, we recommend you make your Bitcoin payment at least 24 hours before your bill is due. The credit you receive in your ProtonMail account when paying with Bitcoin never expires.


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  1. Donald Kemmerer

    I just sent $41.36 in bitcoin to you guys from Wallet Address: 3MPAYLs4NyQX3hPd4UfY6wezW7nZvFwb4a. Hope to hear from you guys soon. I’m looking forward to using your services.

  2. Douglas Crawford

    Hi Donald. Please ensure our customer support team are aware of this.

  3. naveen

    HI, is there any chance others would know that bitcoin address I am sending the payment to belongs to protonvpn?

  4. ProtonVPN Team

    Hello Naveen. That’s a negative since all of the bitcoin payments are anonymous. So even if someone would know the ProtonVPN walled address, yours is still anonymous and cannot be tied to any person.

  5. MP

    Thank you for the information. I can’t remember if I have sent bitcoin to the VPN, but I know that I have sent a substantial amount to protonmail itself. Not like it matters but you should check and make sure that you received it. It was done through the Blockchain under
    PS the step by step guide really helps with the guidance throughout the entire process. Thank you.

  6. ProtonVPN Team

    Hello Ken,
    We did not disable bitcoin payments. Please contact our support team and we will help you solve this out!

  7. QuinoaTech

    Why don’t you offer payment in bitcoin jet? Please use coingate or shapeshift/shifty as payment processor. These work the best.

  8. ProtonVPN Team

    Hello, we do accept BitCoin. If you want to pay with BitCoin, you have to register for a free account, then subscribe inside user dashboard.

  9. Oliver Isaacs
  10. BRDwe

    Cannot finish bitcoin payment

  11. ProtonVPN


    We apologize for the late response. Can you please tell us if you are still experiencing the issue? Which method have you used to send the BTC amount?

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