Big Fish Games to begin accepting Bitcoin payments for games

Gaming enthusiasts are finally able to pay for their habit with bitcoins, after America’s Big Fish Games started accepting the controversial digital currency. Big Fish, which produces games such as Big Fish Casino and Room of Memory, will allow users to set up a digital wallet and use bitcoin to buy for new games, as well as shortcuts that allow them to get ahead or play for longer.

Big Fish Games is partnering with Bitcoin wallet provider Coinbase to allow gamers to buy their games and in-game virtual items using the increasingly popular Bitcoin digital currency. Zynga made a similar announcement, but it was only as a test run for the PC version of FarmVille. Big Fish Games plans to roll Bitcoin payments across all 3,000 games in its library. That makes Big Fish one of the biggest retailers to embrace Bitcoin. Others online retailers accepting Bitcoin include Overstock and TigerDirect.

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