Social Online Gaming Firm Zynga Tests Bitcoin

Published Saturday, January 04, 2014 - Online-Casinos.com
Social Online Gaming Firm Zynga Tests Bitcoin

The word Bitcoin is an unknown for most average people but it is gaining a reputation in financial circles. Bitcoin is a virtual money that is traded exclusively on the internet and has no connection with banking or financial institutions. That’s the interesting aspect that confounds many when asked what they know of the currency. At the present time it is worth over $900 USD per Bitcoin and that value has risen to over $2000 USD and come back down in recent months.

Now well known gaming producer Zynga has started to accept the virtual money as a payment option for those buying tokens for virtual goods on the web versions of FarmVille 2, CastleVille, ChefVille, CoasterVille, Hidden Chronicles, Hidden Shadows and CityVille.

All is well for those who play these games with Zynga taking a bold stand as the first major gaming firm to accept the crypto currency. BitPay a startup backed by the Founders Fund and Li Ka-shing is working on becoming the “PayPal of the Bitcoin world. ” and are partnering with Zynga for a test run.

The statement from Zynga via Reddit said, “We wanted to share with the bitcoin community that Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ: ZNGA) is now conducting a Bitcoin test with BitPay, a leading Bitcoin service provider, in select Zynga.com web games,” Zynga wrote.

“In response to Bitcoin’s rise in popularity around the world, Zynga, with help from BitPay, is testing expanded payment options for players to make in-game purchases using Bitcoin. The Bitcoin test is only available to Zynga.com players playing FarmVille 2, CastleVille, ChefVille, CoasterVille, Hidden Chronicles, Hidden Shadows and CityVille. The games can be accessed at http://zynga.com.”

“Zynga is always working to improve our customer experience by incorporating player feedback into our games. We look forward to hearing from our players about the Bitcoin test so we can continue in our efforts to provide the best possible gaming experience.

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