BETCOIN TO SUPPORT MORE VIRTUAL CURRENCIES
Social gaming developers Zynga have announced that they will begin accepting Bitcoin as payment for virtual goods in select game titles on the Zynga.com website. Zynga announced the move on Friday in a post on Reddit, saying it had hooked up with Bitcoin payment processor BitPay in “conducting a Bitcoin test.” For the moment, the Bitcoin payment option is available only for web-based players of Farmville 2, CastleVille, ChefVille, CoasterVille, Hidden Chronicles, Hidden Shadowsand CityVille on Zynga.com.
Zynga stated that it had launched the test “in response to Bitcoin’s rise in popularity around the world” and was actively seeking player feedback on the new option. There’s no indication if and when the test might be expanded to include mobile versions of Zynga titles or Zynga’s popular poker product.