Start-up platform BitPlay Today has launched the BitPlay Network, which it claims is the first-ever mobile gaming platform to allow customers to play games using the Bitcoin virtual currency.
The BitPlay Network has gone live with Android versions of three games – ‘Coin Crusher’, ‘Coin Flapper’ and ‘Coin Flapper PRO’ – with the latter having not previously been available in testing.
Customers can compete against three other players in tournaments, while one-on-one, head-to-head challenges will also allow players to take on their friends.
BitPlay chief executive officer Christopher Hassett said: “We are the first and only mobile competitive gaming platform to use Bitcoin as its in-game currency.
“Given the usage we’ve seen during our initial beta period alone, our two games are awarding more Bitcoin in more micro-transactions on a daily basis than any other mobile application in the world.
“As a company based upon the Bitcoin economy, we’re using games to make it easier for mainstream consumers to acquire Bitcoin using the micro-transactions approach.
“Micro-transactions, along with its global and certified transactional capabilities, are two core strengths of the Bitcoin technology that make the BitPlay Network a compelling and unique new gaming platform.”