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Zynga tests Bitcoin payments for seven online games

05
Jan
2014

Zynga hasnt had much to celebrate lately — the social gaming company suffered a huge drop in users last year and it hasnt had a hit title in some time. But now its taking a new tack, turning to the Bitcoin community. In a post on Reddits Bitcoin subreddit last night, the Zynga team said it is currently testing expanded payment options for players to make in-game purchases using Bitcoin, specifically through the payment provider Bitpay. Currently, only seven Zynga games support Bitcoin payments, most of them titles in Zyngas derivative ville series:  CastleVille, ChefVille, CoasterVille, CityVille, FarmVille 2, Hidden Chronicles and Hidden Shadows. Zynga has for years offered the ability for players to buy in-game assets and upgrades using their credit cards and PayPal, as well as Facebook local currency, but Zynga admits that Bitcoin has now become too big for it ignore.

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