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Zynga testing out Bitcoin payments for popular games like Cityville

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 05 Jan 2014 11:10

Zynga testing out Bitcoin payments for popular games like Cityville Casual gaming company Zynga has begun accepting Bitcoin as a payment option for a few of its most popular games, becoming the first gaming company to do so.
Zynga has partnered with BitPay as a payment processor for the web versions of FarmVille 2, CastleVille, ChefVille, CoasterVille, Hidden Chronicles, Hidden Shadows and CityVille.

"We wanted to share with the r/bitcoin community that Zynga Inc. 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 statement.

"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 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."


The rollout is global, and it is unclear if it will be extended to mobile offerings in the future.

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