ZNGA Helps Make Bitcoin Investing Cool Again

by William White | January 6, 2014 1:01 pm

ZNGA Helps Make Bitcoin Investing Cool Again

Zynga (ZNGA[1]) has announced that it will start accepting Bitcoins[2] in some of its games.

Zynga185 ZNGA Helps Make Bitcoin Investing Cool AgainBitcoins were valued below $1,000 before ZNGA announced they could be used in its games, but now they have increased in value to $1,045. Some of the games that will allow players to use Bitcoins include:¬†FarmVille 2,¬†CastleVille and several other games. The games will accept the virtual currency through a system called BitPay. ZNGA’s may choose to incorporate Bitcions int more of its services if this test goes well, reports Bloomberg.

“Zynga is always working to improve our customer experience by incorporating player feedback into our games,” the company told GameSpot[3]. “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.”

ZNGA shares had increased over 1% as of Monday afternoon.

Endnotes:
  1. ZNGA: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=ZNGA
  2. start accepting Bitcoins: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-01-05/bitcoin-tops-1-000-again-on-adoption-by-zynga-amid-wider-usage.html
  3. GameSpot: http://www.gamespot.com/articles/zynga-tests-bitcoin-as-payment-option/1100-6416926/

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