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Go on a bitcoin spending spree in the next Steam sale

Engadget Engadget 28/04/2016 Timothy J. Seppala
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Both high-end gaming PCs and bitcoin mining rigs require an awful lot of power to operate at their best, so this next bit of news is a pretty natural fit: You can load your Steam wallet using Silk Road's favorite currency. Cryptocurrency payment processing outfit Bitpay says that Valve approached the company because the gaming juggernaut was looking for a way to process payments in emerging markets like Brazil, China and India. Meaning, countries where credit cards aren't easily accessible.

Bitpay is looking to partner with more gaming platforms in the future, so it might not be long before we see it on other storefronts. Consoles might be a little bit out of reach, but PC platforms like Green Man Gaming, or maybe GOG seem pretty likely.


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