Now gaming enthusiasts can spend their Bitcoins at America’s Big Fish Games which announced recently that it is accepting the controversial digital currency. ForexMinute which reported last year that one of the biggest game makers, Zynga started accepting Bitcoin payments in some of its popular games was first among such game makers.
ForexMinute had then reported that Zynga, the American game maker gave an opportunity for Bitcoin owners to have a good reason to smile as they could spend it to buy exciting games. Now that Big Fish, which produces games such as Big Fish Casino and Room of Memory, is all set to enter into the new and exciting world of Bitcoin.
Now the game maker allows users to set up a digital wallet and use Bitcoin to buy new games, as well as shortcuts that allow them to get ahead or play for longer. The payment process is being supplied by the renowned payment processor Coinbase, a Californian payments company. It specializes in Bitcoin transactions that do not cost much for customers thanks to low transaction fees.
Announcing the latest decision Paul Thelen, the CEO and founder of Big Fish Games said that this is not a test. He added that his company and staff is excited to offer this new payment method to the nearly 105 million annual game players that visit the game app store, with the reassurance that Big Fish is working with Coinbase, one of the most secure and reputable companies in the Bitcoin industry.
It’s first Partnership with Gaming Company for Coinbase
Coinbase, the partner payment processor too seemed happy about the decision on the part of Big Fish Games. Two companies would be moving from strength to strength to give a high-end user-experience to customers. Fred Ehrsam, co-founder of Coinbase, seemed enthusiastic when he admitted that his company’s partnership with Big Fish is the first with a game company merchant.
Fred Ehrsam stressed on the importance and significance of the partnership. He said that it not only signifies the growing adoption of Bitcoin across major industries, but also the future of small purchases on the internet. His company works with 25,000 different merchants and is backed by Andreeson Horowitz, the venture capital firm that was one of the earliest investors in Facebook.
According to market observers the partnership between Coinbase and Big Fish Games is coming at an important juncture for Bitcoin when Mt. Gox has collapsed and investors, customers, governments are showing their concerns about the safety of the digital currency as hacking attempts have gone up recently.
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