A Pro-Crypto Gamer Hid Free Bitcoin in No Man’s Sky

Looking to find some free bitcoin? A pair of planets on the No Man’s Sky action survival game are hiding 0.004 BTC, according to Hackernoon. Players can claim the bitcoin by finding the corresponding communications stations in the game.

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Jon Creasy, a crypto enthusiast and investment adviser, says more hidden bitcoin will soon be forthcoming. More importantly, he hopes his fellow gaming enthusiasts follow his example and offer crypocurrency rewards. He thinks gamers could bring about mass adoption of cryptocurrency.

Creasy could be on to something, considering gaming has been one of the most proactive industries to adopt cryptocurrency.

Will It Bring Mass Adoption?

More pro-crypto gaming enthusiasts need to get on board, however. When Twitter users were asked what use case will take cryptocurrency to more than 10 million daily users, gaming and collectibles came in third behind remittances and P2P payment and gambling and the prediction market. (There are currently less than 1 million active cryptocurrency users today, discounting speculative holders, noted cryptocurency hedge fund manager Ari Paul.)

Creasy, who is quick to point to the adventurous nature of gamers, has established a subreddit for those who want to communicate with other bitcoin bounty hunters. He hopes to encourage gamers and crypto enthusiasts to follow his example. He points out that the gaming industry could become built on cryptocurrency.

Gaming Embraces Cryptocurrency

Meanwhile, gaming companies continue to use cryptocurrency in various ways.

In 2016, Steam, a gaming and digital distribution platform, began accepting bitcoin payments enabled by BitPay. The payment processor noted at the time that bitcoin will help Steam reach gamers worldwide minus the high fees chargeback risks associated with card payments. Unfortunately, Steam disabled cryptocurrency payments last year, citing the very high fees they had hoped this technology would prevent.

GMO Internet, a Japanese Internet services provider that offers cryptocurrency trading, recently announced it has developed “CryptoChips” to allow cryptocurrency distribution as remuneration within games. CryptoChips will allow players to receive cryptocurrency based on players’ rankings within the game, when they acquire items or achieve missions.



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Japanese Internet Giant GMO to Launch In-Game Bitcoin Rewards System This Summer

Japanese internet services giant GMO Internet Inc. announced it would debut its Bitcoin-based application for in-game rewards in August, Japan reports May 31.

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The application, called CryptoChips, acts as a method of rewarding players for achieving certain goals, and will initially launch solely with Bitcoin support.

CryptoChips will reportedly first be implemented in GMO-developed real-time battle game Whimsical War.

“GMO Internet […] has developed ‘CryptoChips by GMO’ that enables distribution of cryptocurrency as remuneration within the game application, and will offer it through a group company starting in August 2018,” an accompanying press release in English and Japanese confirms, adding:

“CryptoChips can be mounted on the game application and allows players to receive cryptocurrency as remuneration within the game – like a ‘secret pocket money’ – depending on the players’ rankings or when players have achieved missions or acquired items.”

The move is the latest venture into cryptocurrency for GMO, which already runs its own exchange, mining operation and even pays a portion of staff salaries in Bitcoin.

In March, the company’s exchange pledged to improve data security after regulators found its setup lacking during cross-industry inspections following January’s $530 mln hack of fellow Japanese crypto exchange Coincheck.


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