back to article SporeStack: Disposable, anonymous servers, via Bitcoin and Python

Hardware infrastructure, once the foundation of computing giants like IBM, has become an abstract commodity thanks to cloud computing, virtualization, and containerization. Through large service providers like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform, or smaller ones like DigitalOcean, Linode, and Vultr …

  1. Adam 52 Silver badge

    Since the whole article is one big advert, I'll point out that chunkhost have been offering virtual servers paid for in bitcoin for years.

  2. gerdesj Silver badge

    OVPN? RLY?

    Is a disposable OpenVPN server really a USP?

    OK a dollar a day ... hmmm ... I can buy a quad core Atom fanless thing with 2 GB RAM and a 60GB mSATA and three GB NICs for ~£180 that runs pfSense. I'll be generous and go for nine months payback and I get one heck of a router/firewall at home as well.

    1. Lotaresco

      Re: OVPN? RLY?

      "I can buy a quad core Atom fanless thing "

      You can buy a quad core 2GHz J1900 Celeron thing with quad gigabit LAN and 4GB RAM/64GB mSATA for around £180. I've bought several of these and they are, as you say, great for building security appliances.

  3. Lotaresco

    Oh Goody

    Another IP range to block on my firewall.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    using "serverless" architecture?

    There's no such thing, its just marketing babble. Everything has to ultimately run on a computer with a cable coming out the back of it no matter how abstracted it is. And as we've found when cloud services have gone down, they might pretend they're floating around in some nebulous cloud divorced from the mundane, but reality has a habit of coming knocking occasionally.

    1. Lotaresco

      Re: using "serverless" architecture?

      " reality has a habit of coming knocking occasionally."

      Reality usually comes knocking the moment you want to put sensitive personal data into the cloud.

  5. luminous

    No SSL in 2017... oh deary me...

  6. tr1ck5t3r

    Bitcoins is not anonymous. Looks like we have another twat miss selling services.

    https://bitcoin.org/en/you-need-to-know

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