05 Feb '13, 3pm

Amazon Launches Amazon Coins In Its First Move Into Virtual Currency, Targets Apps And Games On Kindle Fire #bitcoin

Amazon Launches Amazon Coins In Its First Move Into Virtual Currency, Targets Apps And Games On Kindle Fire #bitcoin

Amazon has just announced a new virtual currency for Kindle Fire owners to use on in-app purchases, app purchases, etc. in the Amazon Appstore. The service will launch in May, at which point Amazon will be giving away tens of millions of dollars worth of Amazon coins to customers. Users then have the choice of paying for apps or in-app purchases with their credit cards or with Amazon coins. Developers who already have their app in the Appstore don’t need to do anything to leverage the Amazon Coin system, but if new developers would like to get in on the virtual currency they must have their app approved by the Appstore by April 25. The idea is to take advantage of what Amazon calls already-high conversion rates from Kindle Fire users on the Amazon platform and give users a new way to spend money. Amazon has been giving developers more options to generate revenue in the App...

Full article: http://techcrunch.com/2013/02/05/amazon-to-launch-virtual...

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