With the help of BitPay, the gaming giant Valve has introduced bitcoin payments into the Steam store. By adding Bitcoin to the mix, Valve is making it easier for gamers who live in places where traditional payment options aren’t available to stock their online libraries.
This isn’t the company’s first venture into the gaming world, having brought game developer Wargaming.net on board two months ago. While the institution was initially quite bullish and put payment processors out of business by claiming they were violating the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA), there has been a change in perspective since then. You can now pay for your games on Steam with Bitcoin. It features more than 9,000 different games, which include popular titles like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Civilization V, XCOM 2, and Fallout 4. Steam platform is used by more than 89 million gamers and available in 237 countries. So, in short, so long as you can access the internet and set up a Bitcoin wallet, you’ll be able to pay for your games and start downloading with a quickness.
The cryptocurrency is now a payment method from within the Steam client. After choosing the option, users will be redirected to BitPay’s official site, which will display information on the amount of bitcoin that they can use for spending. We look forward to partnering with more gaming platforms to make bitcoin the most popular payment method for the world’s gamers.
Valve said that Bitcoin users should expect to receive an email as a way to confirm if their payment is completed. Let us know below.