Zebedee Extends Partnership with Viper to Bring Bitcoin Rewards to Solitaire and Sudoku

Players don’t need prior knowledge of crypto to earn Bitcoin by playing the games.
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Quick take:

  • Players can earn Bitcoin by playing Solitaire, Sudoku and Missing Letters.
  • Zebedee and Viker have previously launched three Bitcoin-powered games.
  • Zebedee’s gaming wallet is built on Bitcoin’s Lightning Network.

Bitcoin gaming infrastructure provider, Zebedee, has joined forces with London-based mobile gaming studio, Viker, to bring Bitcoin rewards to classic games.

Players of classic games like Solitaire and Sudoku, as well as Missing Letters, a Wordle-like game, can now earn Bitcoin while playing the games. No prior knowledge of Bitcoin or crypto wallets is needed for players to start earning rewards.

To view and withdraw the earned crypto, users can simply enter their Gamertag (a profile username within Zebedee’s ecosystem) and select withdraw for the coins to appear in the Zebedee app. Players can then withdraw the coins or spend them through Zebedee’s virtual economy.

Zebedee’s gaming wallet is built on Bitcoin’s Lightning Network, a Layer-2 solution that speeds up and reduces the cost of Bitcoin transactions.

“There is no better way to introduce next-generation Play-and-Earn mechanics to a broad gaming audience than to take the games people already know and love and refresh them with Bitcoin, seamlessly and unobtrusively,” said Simon Cowell, CEO at ZEBEDEE. “We’ve seen this work with a wide array of games on our platform, but this new slate of integrations is even more significant, as these titles have seen basically no meaningful innovation in many years.”

This is an extension of Zebedee and Viker’s long-term partnership. Both companies have previously released three Bitcoin-based play-and-earn games, such as Wheel of Trivia, Wheel of Crypto, and Balls King to bring Bitcoin rewards to the masses.

Viker’s co-founder Dan Beasly told Decrypt that the gaming studio has 500,000 players earning Bitcoins from its games every month. 

“With over a third of the world’s population identifying as a gamer – whether behind the controller, keyboard or phone – there is no end in sight to how much farther this innovative partnership has left to run,” said Cowell.

The announcement of this extended partnership comes after Zebedee raised $35 million to bring Bitcoin rewards to gaming. The funding round was led by Kingsway Capital and backed by Japanese video game conglomerate, Square Enix, among others.

In May, Zebedee integrated MoonPay’s services to allow Zebedee users to purchase Bitcoin with a credit/debit card, and for gamers who earn Bitcoin from games to exchange their crypto for fiat. Currently, the service is only available for US users, with support for more countries and currencies to be added in the future.

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