So I recently decided to cloud mine some Datacoin on digitalocean just to help the fellows along and to see how cloudmining works in the first place. I deposited 10$ through paypal and made myself a droplet. Now I was under the impression that this is a pre-paid service and my droplet would cease to exist when my 10$ funds ran out.
This was, however, not the case. I went for a christmas holiday and all and when I got back I found an email from DO in my inbox asking for 90$ for my December cloud mining (which netted me 0.23 DTC because the miner crashed somewhere in between
). It said they couldn't automatically take it from my paypal account. Which I understand since my paypal account is pre-paid and I never gave anyone the permission to do so.
Since DO can't get to my Paypal and Paypal can't for sure get to my bank account (I'm enjoying the fullest of EU customer protection) I figure I have a loophole here. I'm contemplating whether to abuse it.