BRIEF – The announcement of the publisher of online games Zynga to accept Bitcoin has caused a real surge in the price of virtual currency, this one exceeding 1000 dollars (approximately 735 euros to date). The American firm wants to use the currency as an intermediary in order to carry out transactions within its games, via the BitPay solution, a specialized service provider. “The Bitcoin test is only available to Zynga.com players playing FarmVille 2, CastleVille, ChefVille, CoasterVille, Hidden Chronicles, Hidden Shadows and CityVille,” the company said in a post posted on Reddit.
This move is in the direction of many Internet giants who are also interested in the currency and its adoption. Ebay announced last November think about such an option. “Virtual currency is on the verge of becoming something very powerful” said John Donahoe, CEO of the American mastondon.
But after having passed the $ 1,200 mark in mid-November, Bitcoin has since experienced high volatility. He recently collapsed in December after the Chinese Central Bank prohibited banks from accepting transactions in this currency.