Bitcoin Miner, a play-to-earn mobile game, has surpassed one million users, marking a major milestone. The game was created by Zebedee in partnership with European studio Fumb Games, and it offers players the opportunity to earn Bitcoin as they play. The crypto rewards are generated by the game's revenue. This unique feature has attracted experienced crypto traders and newcomers alike to the world of digital currencies.
As players progress through the game, they can use their Bitcoin earnings to purchase gift cards, exchange their cryptocurrency, or transfer their earnings to other wallets. The game has been praised for its simplicity, with even inexperienced crypto traders and NFT collectors able to enjoy it without any prior knowledge of the technology.
According to Paul West, CEO of Fumb Games, "The magic of Bitcoin Miner is that it's a game about crypto that requires no crypto knowledge whatsoever to get into and earn real Bitcoin. People get their first experience with Bitcoin in this game, and it serves as a great entry point into the crypto sphere because it's so easy to get started, and the game itself teaches players a bit about how mining works."
To celebrate reaching the one million player milestone, special Bitcoin Miner events are set to take place, with a total prize pool of three million sats (Bitcoin's smallest unit) spread across one week. The events will include a community-based Bitcoin Miner ZBD Quest, a Twitter artwork competition, and an in-game live ops event.
Zebedee is a leading fintech company that aims to develop payment technology via the Bitcoin Lightning Network. The company's services and products facilitate payment integration features for developers working on blockchain-based projects. Zebedee has previously been backed by several iconic gaming studios, including Square Enix, Initial Capital, and Lakestar.
Ben Cousens, head of business development at Zebedee, spoke about how blockchain and crypto are supporting titles within the App Store and Google Play. He emphasized the importance of developing innovative payment solutions that provide a seamless user experience, stating, "With Bitcoin, we have the opportunity to create new experiences that are not possible with traditional payment systems."
Bitcoin Miner's success highlights the potential for play-to-earn mobile games in the digital currency space. As more companies explore the benefits of blockchain-based gaming, it is likely that we will see further innovation in this area in the coming years.