This news is sure to delight the Bitcoin as well as the gaming community!
One of the world’s biggest gaming companies G2A has announced that it will start accepting Bitcoin payments on its G2A.COM Marketplace. To ensure smooth functioning, the company is partnering with BitPay for a quick transaction of Bitcoin.
The news is surely a great one for the Bitcoin community as it clearly traces the rise of Bitcoin from just a mere digital currency to the currency of big conglomerates. G2A is a name to reckon with and is one of the leaders in the digital gaming marketplaces.
G2A also provides a secure and an efficient way to make transactions for digital products like games, software activation licenses for Steam, Xbox Live cards, PSN codes and time-cards for online games and also serves more than 4.000.000 new customers per year recording more than 10 million transaction per year worldwide. In short, Bitcoin has found a potent backer in the gaming world and the effects are sure to be reflected on other gaming companies as well.
In a press note issued to the media, executive VP of Global Payments at G2A.COM, Bob Voermans expressed happiness on this partnership. He further said that “BitPay are now a part of the proposition offered by G2APAY and by adding Bitcoin, buyers and sellers at G2A can now benefit from another great global payment method.”
He also said that in my estimation this partnership will increase growth for sellers due to the fact that customers will buy more often on the G2A.COM Marketplace.
Echoing Bob, Marcel Roelants, General Manager BitPay EMEA expressed hope that the partnership will help in scaling Bitcoin payments to a broad gaming audience.
Marcel also quipped that “by their nature, digital goods like games, are borderless. Using Bitcoin as a global payment method will complement the online experience.”
This news means a lot to BitPay as it has recently also partnered with global payment solutions company Ingenico to introduce Bitcoin payments into traditional point-of-sale (POS) devices.