The 7th largest casual game developer – Big Fish Games – announced today it partnership with the BitCoin provider Coinbase. You can now spend BitCoin on thousands of MAC, Windows PC and Android download games and applications. You may alternately choose to use BitCoin inside BigFish Casino, Room of Memory or Bush Wacker II.
BitCoin are a virtually generated Internet currency originally created by the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto. BitCoin are not a new invention; yet, BitCoin is the oldest among the other three Internet virtual currencies. The three other popular virtual currencies are: LiteCoin, DogeCoin and FeatherCoin. Bitcoin, however, is still relatively new within the casual game community. Social and mobile game developer Zynga announced earlier this year that it is "conducting a Bitcoin test" across seven of its titles to further expand its payment options. Other causal game develops such as Scirra and PBMCube have offered BitCoin payments since 2013.
Big Fish Games plans to use BitCoin as a supplementary payment option for its games and in-app purchases. "Being able to offer BitCoin payments to our consumers through Coinbase is just one more way Big Fish is meeting demand and setting the pace for the mainstream consumer and for the mainstream industry," said Big Fish CEO Paul Thelen. "This is not a test, this payment method will be available worldwide for all of Big Fish PC and Mac games in the Big Fish app store."
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