BitPay brings Bitcoin to online gaming company Wargaming

Bitcoin technology and payment processing company BitPay on Wednesday announced the addition of online gaming company Wargaming to its list of partners.

Wargaming is known as the creator of numerous titles in strategy-based massively-multiplayer online (MMO) gaming, such as World of Tanks, World of Warships, and World of Warplanes. Thanks to the partnership with BitPay, players in the United States can use bitcoin to get the virtual gold that serves as Wargamings currency for in-game power-ups in World of Tanks, World of Warships, and World of Warplanes.

As a native digital top-up method, bitcoin will provide Wargamings customers with an alternative to filling out credit card forms and a simpler, faster way to obtain the virtual gold they need.

In its announcement on the partnership, BitPay notes that its integration with Wargaming is also one of the first to make Payment Protocol wallets the default way to pay invoices. Customers using Payment Protocol wallets to add to their virtual gold holdings can send bitcoin to a Wargaming bitcoin invoice more securely and broadcast their transactions to the Bitcoin network in shorter time. Customers can still check out using any bitcoin wallet, but Wargamings integration collects a return address in advance in case any transaction issues emerge. This reduces the need for back and forth between customers and Wargamings support team.

The announcement about the partnership with Wargaming, comes shortly after BitPay teamed up with GASH Point, a gaming payment brand owned by Taiwanese digital media giant Gamania.

To view the announcement from BitPay on its collaboration with Wargaming, click here.