18 Sep '13, 5pm

#Bitcoin

#Bitcoin

German online game developer Bigpoint now allows users to purchase in-game virtual goods using bitcoins. The company, which was founded in 2002 and now has over 330 million users, was one of the first companies to introduce the free-to-play model in online gaming in Europe. This means users don’t have to pay a subscription fee to play browser-based games; payment is only necessary when the players want to buy virtual items that will help them progress faster. “When you think about it, since our business revolves around virtual goods, it makes sense for us to implement the most popular virtual currency as a payment method,” said Khaled Helioui, CEO of Bigpoint . He went on to explain that the company already had a large payment system in place, which accepted money from a number of third-party payment providers across the world. “Actually, to date, we have over 220 payment ...

Full article: http://www.coindesk.com/online-game-developer-bigpoint-no...

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