That’s right, it looks like Zynga have been experimenting with the cryptocurrency to offer another way for players of their popular games to pay for virtual goods using virtual currency – how meta!
The social games company has partnered with BitPay, a Bitcoin payment processor, in order to allow players of popular Zynga games such as FarmVille 2, CastleVille, ChefVille, CoasterVille, Hidden Chronicles, Hidden Shadows, and CityVille to purchase virtual items and virtual currency with, well, virtual currency!
“In response to Bitcoin’s rise in popularity around the world, Zynga, with help from BitPay, is testing expanded payment options for players to make in-game purchases using Bitcoin.” the company wrote in a post on /r/Bitcoin late Friday night. “The Bitcoin test is only available to Zynga.com players playing FarmVille 2, CastleVille, ChefVille, CoasterVille, Hidden Chronicles, Hidden Shadows and CityVille.”
Could the inclusion of Bitcoin be the move that helps improve Zynga’s money woes? The social games company hasn’t exactly been doing well recently as the number of monthly active users continues to decline with recent reports saying the monthly user base is down 57 percent from last year to 133 million.
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