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Now you can make in-game purchases in Farmville 2 (and other Zynga games) with Bitcoin

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If you own some Bitcoins, and you also like to play online games, you’re in luck: Zynga is testing Bitcoin payments in some of its popular titles.

You’ll be able to use Bitcoin to make in-game purchases in FarmVille 2, CastleVille, ChefVille, CoasterVille, Hidden Chronicles, Hidden Shadows, and CityVille, all via Zynga.com, reports Polygon. Since this is just a test, other games won’t offer Bitcoin as a payment option (yet), and it’s possible that this option may not be around forever.

Zynga has partnered with BitPay, a Bitcoin service provider, to handle the transactions. If you’ve got the Chrome browser plugin KryptoKit, which simplifies Bitcoin payments on any webpage accepting Bitcoins, it’s a pretty simple process to purchase credits, as the video below demonstrates.

Zynga made the announcement on Reddit in the subreddit r/bitcoin.

 

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Zynga Inc. is the world's largest social game developer with more than 232 million monthly active users playing their games which include CityVille, FarmVille, FrontierVille, Words With Friends, Mafia Wars, Zynga Poker, Cafe World, and... read more »

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