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C7 Data Centers Accepts Bitcoin

May 28, 2014

Joins Major Online Retailer Overstock.com and San Jose Earthquakes MLS Team in accepting the digital currency

BLUFFDALE, Utah--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- C7 Data Centers (C7), a leading provider of cloud, advanced IT and data center colocation services, announced today it accepts the digital currency bitcoin. Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer payment system and cryptocurrency, so named because it uses cryptography to control the creation and transfer of money, offering an alternative currency and payment-tracking system.

C7 accepts bitcoins through multiple online services, and will add others as the market options expand. As a payment option, bitcoins offer customers benefits such as low inflation risk, low collapse risk due to its virtual global currency, and a safe and inexpensive form of payment.

Bitcoin has been growing in popularity, and C7 joins many other major companies to accept the digital currency, including Overstock.com (OSTK), the Sacramento Kings professional basketball team, the Richard Branson-led aviation company Virgin Galactic, the popular blogging platform Wordpress used by some of the biggest media companies in the world (including The New York Times, CNN, Reuters and TechCrunch), Tigerdirect (SYX), a major online retailer for electronic products, and Zynga (ZNGA), the popular mobile gaming company.

C7 first became involved in bitcoin with its sponsorship of the soon to be released documentary, “Life on Bitcoin.” Beccy Bingham, Director of Marketing at C7, lived and traveled the world on the digital currency with her husband for 101 days in 2013 while a film crew followed them on their journey. The BBC, Al Jazeera, NPR and the Wall Street Journal have profiled the project.

C7 Data Centers CEO Wes Swenson stated, “We are accepting bitcoins as an option for account payment. C7 has received many requests over the last few months to accept bitcoin payments, and is responding to the demand. C7 is also one of the leading data centers to provide and host bitcoin transaction processing. C7 strives to provide its global customers with world-class service, and the pioneer of cryptocurrency will offer another convenient payment option, as it is all about the customer at C7.”

About C7 Data Centers

A privately held Utah corporation, C7 Data Centers is the largest colocation provider in the state of Utah. C7 builds and operates state-of-the-art multi-tenant, carrier neutral, high-density data centers using ambient air cooling systems in America’s lowest disaster-risk region. C7 delivers cloud solutions and flexible, customized data storage with personalized managed IT services to both local and global customers, serving clients from small business startups to Fortune 1000 companies. For more information about C7 Data Centers, call 801-822-5300 or visit www.c7dc.com. For press relations, contact Jennifer Johnson at 202-841-1171.



C7 Data Centers

801-822-5300

www.c7dc.com

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Press relations:

Jennifer Johnson, 202-841-1171

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