Gaming Giant Zynga to Accept Bitcoins

ZyngaZynga, one of the widely acclaimed social game makers, is the latest merchant and the first gaming giant to accept Bitcoins. The crypto-currency will be used as a payment option for purchasing tokens for virtual goods on the web versions of FarmVille 2, CastleVille, ChefVille, CoasterVille, Hidden Chronicles, Hidden Shadows and CityVille.

Instead of making an official announcement, the company posted the news on Reddit bitcoin community. They have affirmed that a ‘bitcoin test’ will be directed in partnership with BitPay, one of the most popular bitcoin payment processor.

“We wanted to share with the r/bitcoin community that Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ: ZNGA) is now conducting a Bitcoin test with BitPay (https://bitpay.com/), a leading Bitcoin service provider, in select Zynga.com web games,” Zynga wrote in a post on Reddit.

Zynga’s decision to make this bitcoin test possible came after seeing the rising popularity of bitcoins all over the globe. It is no secret that bitcoins offer numerous attractive points compared to other more established currencies. With this digital currency, anyone can make financial transactions anonymously in addition to the fact that sending and receiving payments are made possible in just few seconds. Lastly, the transaction fees tend to be lower than what conventional payment methods offer.  As stated on Zynga’s Reddit post:

 “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.”

So far, feedbacks from the community have been positive. As a matter of fact, there are users who have satisfyingly claimed that their transactions are speedy and successful. Anthony Di lorio, a YouTube user, even made an instructional video showing how convenient and advantageous one-click payment with bitcoins at Zynga is.

Recently, bitcoins made another revolutionary break after crossing the threshold of $ 1,000 mark last November. The digital currency even hit a high of $ 1, 213.42, but dropped to $ 435.21 after BTC China stopped accepting new deposits in Yuan. However, this ‘Zynga move’ is believed to be the main reason behind the comeback of bitcoin’s price rise.

On the other hand, it is known that Zynga has been on the harder times with an enormous drop in users since recently, most consumers flock to newer gaming experiences offered by other publishers like Supercell and King.com. Given this, adding bitcoin acceptance in their features will definitely give the company a ‘polish’ to boost their reliability among players as well as bitcoin users.

Chris Evans

A passionate adherent of the casino industry, Bitcoin has changed Chris’ life. Now, aside from working as the Business Development Manager of Bitcoin Gambling Guide, he spends his time working on new ways to help the cryptocurrency community as well as the online gambling industry. He regularly stays updated with the latest trends in the Bitcoin gambling market to continually gain insights and clearer perspectives on the path the digital currency is taking. Included in his mission to forward the market is his personal goal to share worthy and unique ideas that will pave the way for more innovations and developments. If not preoccupied in juggling with his duties, Chris devotes his time betting in Bitcoin casinos. Who said it’s impossible to work and play at the same time?

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