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Kim Dotcom is not letting persistent legal troubles and a possible extradition to the United States stop him from creating new resources. The controversial internet entrepreneur has teased a new cloud storage service that he says will be better than his previous creation, Megaupload, and will be a leading cloud storage provider.

In a simple tweet, Kim Dotcom announced that the site would offer 100GB of free cloud storage and come with other perks, such as no transfer limits, an ability to sync across all devices (and presumably platforms), and “on-the-fly” encryption.

He also teased the launch period for the as yet unnamed service. Hashtagging “5thRaidAnniversary” suggests that the site will be rolled out on the five anniversary of the Megaupload raids. Dotcom and other Megaupload participants were arrested five years ago in January 2017, so we could see the new service debut then.

Dotcom now lives in New Zealand where he continues to be the subject of a United States extradition attempt. The US wants to try him for copyright infringements, and numerous other charges, such as money laundering, from his company Megaupload, which is now defunct.

His Megaupload service was relaunched as MEGA, a company Kim Dotcom has no part in after founding it in 2013. This has led to him criticizing the service on more than one occasion.

In April, Dotcom warned users on MEGA to back up their files, stating that the service was no longer interested in internet freedom. He said it was now in the hands of Bill Liu, a Chinese business based in New Zealand, who Dotcom says is the fifth most wanted criminal in China.

Just yesterday Dotcom tweeted (above) about MEGA limiting file uploads unless users pay for premium membership, so it seems the war of words between him and his former company will continue.