ZEBEDEE is a Bitcoin gaming platform that has integrated the services and products of MoonPay, a crypto payments firm. U.S. users will be able to buy Bitcoin via MoonPay. There are more countries in the pipeline and they will soon be able sell Bitcoin for fiat currency.
ZEBEDEE is a Bitcoin-centric game startup that announced today that it has integrated services from crypto payments firm MoonPay in order to make it easier for users to play games built around Bitcoin’s Lightning Network.
ZEBEDEE’s Bitcoin gaming app, available via mobile apps or desktop browser extensions, will allow U.S. customers to purchase Bitcoin through MoonPay with a credit card or debit card.
The partners will add additional countries to the network in the future and allow users to sell Bitcoin through MoonPay for fiat currency. Gamers who earn Bitcoin through games will be able to convert it into U.S. Dollars or other supported currencies.
Simon Cowell, ZEBEDEE CEO, stated in a statement that the integration offers “a seamless experience for people starting to use Bitcoin, without it being a burden” which is often the case with finance apps and exchanges for those who aren’t as tech-savvy.
ZEBEDEE offers developers tools to help game creators implement Bitcoin functionality via Lightning Network. Game creators have the option to allow players to place small amounts of Bitcoin online, and they can also earn Bitcoin for winning matches. Lightning Network is a scaling solution for Bitcoin transactions that allows for fast and low-cost transactions.
ZEBEDEE created specialized servers last year for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. This allowed players to play small amounts of Bitcoin in matches. ZEBEDEE’s technology for Bitcoin payments is also supported by ZEBEDEE-supported games, including ZEBEDEE Kart racing and SaruTobi mobile action game.
ZEBEDEE raised $11.5million in funding last September from Lakestar, a VC firm. This was to help it further its Bitcoin gaming ambitions. MoonPay, which allows crypto payments and also offers a “concierge” service where can purchase high-value NFTs from celebrities, raised $555m last November in an celebrity-packed round, at a value of $3.4 billion.