Valve to add bitcoin as payment option

Now Accepting | February 10, 2016 By:

Valve is going to add bitcoin payment option in future versions of its game DRM platform. Code snippets of their new beta client were leaked, and there are various references to Bitcoin to be found.

Bitcoin transactions will be handled by BitPay, the world’s leading digital currency payment processor. This will help Steam receive their money faster and protect them from any Bitcoin volatility in the process.

Valve is currently the largest gaming platform in the world having around 125 million active users. Bitcoin adoption by Valve means that other DRM platforms can follow, making the cryptocurrency one step closer to a cash-like level of acceptance.

Valve is the creator of Steam, a game platform that distributes and manages thousands of games directly to a community of more than 65 million players around the world.