Mark Karpeles might not be the most popular guy in the Bitcoin world but that’s not going to stop him from moving onto his next company, a hosting service called Forever.net.
While Karpeles can’t talk about Mt GOX he can talk about his next moves back into the hosting world:
“We’ve been doing this since 2009, and even before founding Tibanne I help found a couple other hosting companies.” (Source – CoinDesk)
Forever.net doesn’t take Bitcoin yet but it does look like that could be in the cards and probably shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to anyone, although some might not be too happy about it.
“We are also considering accepting payments in BTC/LTC/etc.” said Karpeles. “Tibanne’s other hosting service KalyHost.com has been accepting BTC since Sept. 2010 and generated since then a total revenue of over 13,000 bitcoins.” (Source – CoinDesk)
As someone who did not have any Bitcoins at Mt GOX I wasn’t personally impacted by its demise, however there are plenty who were. While there’s nothing wrong with picking yourself back up and moving onto the next thing, I’m wondering if this be a bit too close to home for some people to accept. One thing is for certain, this new service will likely be a target for hackers looking to get their name in the news.
What do you think? Too soon and too close to home or is this just what any good entrepreneur would do? Comment and let your voice be heard!