GMO to launch bitcoin-earning gaming app |

GMO to launch bitcoin-earning gaming app

Peter Terlato 1 June 2018 NEWS

Earn bitcoin as payment for playing a new mobile gaming app, Whimsical War, launching in August 2018.

Japanese tech giant GMO Internet has developed a new component within its gaming app that allows players to earn cryptocurrency. This upcoming development is part of the firm’s ongoing crypto business expansion.

CryptoChips will enable players to be remunerated for achieving particular rankings, completing missions and acquiring items within the real-time territorial battle game “Whimsical War”, launching August 2018.

Whimsical War is a three-minute, real-time, territorial battle game. Place your characters on the battlefield, and they will move on their own. When and where you deploy your characters are the keys to winning in this game. Battle with players around the world! Form a tag team with your guild member and enjoy a 2 on 2 Guild Tag Battle. Chat and exchange game info or donate your characters, and get stronger together!

GMO Internet on Whimsical War mobile game available on Android and iOS

The developers liken these payments to “secret pocket money”, paid in bitcoin to a player’s digital wallet.

In May last year, GMO began trading cryptocurrencies via its own FX exchange. The company also started a crypto mining operation in December 2017 and plans to exclusively launch the GMO miner B2 this month.

GMO Internet Group’s partners have been able to receive part of their salaries in Bitcoin since February 2018.

In February this year, Atari, an early architect of arcade games and video game consoles, developed its own cryptocurrency, supported by a decentralized blockchain crypto-platform, for accessing digital entertainment.

Global Blockchain, an investment company involved in the distributed ledger space, has been tasked with developing a cryptocurrency wallet which will hold Vice Industry Tokens (VIT) for Playboy TV subscribers.

You can learn all about different exchanges, understand exactly how to buy and sell cryptocurrencies, calculate your taxes, discover digital wallets to hold assets and explore a list of the alternative coins on the market.

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