View Full Version : Bitcoin Value Tops $1,000 Again on Zynga Adoption

01-07-2014, 05:19 AM
The price of increasingly popular virtual currency bitcoin has crossed $1,000 (£609, €736) mark again as popular businesses announced that they will accept the cryptocurrency for payments.

Bitcoin is currently trading at close to $1,038 on MTGox, one of the major exchanges trading in the virtual currency. This is the first time since mid-December Bitcoin climbed back to the $1,000 level on the exchange.

Earlier, popular social gaming firm Zynga said it would start accepting bitcoin as a payment option, making it one of the significant firms to accept the virtual currency.

Zynga said it is conducting a bitcoin test with Bitpay, a leading bitcoin service provider, in select Zynga.com web games.

"In response to Bitcoin's rise in popularity around the world, Zynga, with help from BitPay, is testing expanded payment options for players to make in-game purchases using Bitcoin," the company said in a statement.

Popular Zynga games such as FarmVille 2, CastleVille, ChefVille, CoasterVille, Hidden Chronicles, Hidden Shadows and CityVille will be used for testing.

Prior to Zynga, Android-based gaming console maker Ouya and indie games maker Humble Bundle started accepting bitcoins.

In addition, New York-based Fortress Investment Group said it would start a Bitcoin fund, and US legislator said he would accept bitcoin donations in his Senate race.

For more: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/bitcoin-value-tops-1000-again-zynga-adoption-1431101

01-07-2014, 11:04 AM
That;s a very high price i guess.

01-09-2014, 08:02 AM
The support given by huge retailers boosted Bitcoin’s value this month-- a good indication that it's worth investing in. 1BTC = 1000USD, isn't bad right?