Gaming developers are integrating Bitcoin’s Lightning Network within popular games to provide players with Bitcoin (BTC) payouts. This offers everyday gamers to monetize their hobby, similar to like those of professional gamers. ZEBEDEE is among such startups that lets its users earn small amounts of Bitcoin by playing the popular Counter-Strike video game.
ZEBEDEE Opened Its Infuse Servers to the Public
Video gamers can now earn Bitcoin in small amounts by playing the popular first-person PC shooter Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO).
Bitcoin startup ZEBEDEE has opened its servers with its Infuse technology for Bitcoin. The latest technology allows gamers to earn small amounts of Bitcoin based on their in-game performance. Even though the amount paid to the players will be relatively small, it still provides a way for gamers to earn Bitcoin while playing through their favorite game.
While playing on one of ZEBEDEE’s Infuse servers, a player will get a QR code at the start of the match, with a smartphone app to pay a certain BTC amount as little as 100 satoshis. If the game turns out to be successful, the user could land up with more satoshis than the ones they paid as an entry fee. Players can then cash out at any time. All the transactions within the game will be handled by the Lightning Network.
Ultimately, ZEBEDEE is also planning to launch servers that require no entry fee based on partnerships. Advertising models will be implemented into the game instead of charging players to compete.
ZEBEDEE Brings Lightning Network to Counter-Strike Game
ZEBEDEE is approaching Lightning-integrated gaming a bit differently. For instance, instead of the usual way of building a Lightning game from the ground, the startup is bringing the Lightning Network to a game with an estimated 28 million monthly active players.
Meanwhile, Zebedee’s Infuse plug-in itself is not only limited to CS:GO. The startup even ran a poll to see which games its users want to see supported for next, such as Battlefield, Call of Duty, Dota 2, Minecraft, Rust, and Team Fortress 2.