Big Fish Games is going to start letting players pay with Bitcoin on iOS and Android

by Mike Rougeau

March 11 2014

The multiplatform game publisher has partnered with Coinbase to accept Bitcoin payments for games and in-app purchases.

Big Fish Games releases downloadable games across browsers, PC, Mac, iOS, Android, and Windows 8. The company has 3,000 games under its belt, many of them hidden object games, and all of them will eventually be Bitcoin-friendly, according to GamesBeat.

Part of the goal is to reduce transaction fees. Big Fish CEO Paul Thelen said the company loses 8 percent of its gross revenue to transactions fees, whereas the digital currency Bitcoin charges no fees for the first $1 million in revenue and less than 1 percent after that.

Coinbase is a stable Bitcoin platform with about 1 million wallet-holding platforms and 25,000 merchants.

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