The services of the crypto payments infrastructure provider MoonPay are to be integrated into the ZEBEDEE gaming app, which will enable gamers to top up their Bitcoin balance with credit or debit cards within the interface itself.
The initial integration will allow the US-based customers of ZEBEDEE to buy Bitcoin with their credit and debit cards. However, it is expected that the scope of this integration will be expanded into more countries and currencies, as well as the ability to sell Bitcoin and receive fiat directly into a bank account.
While MoonPay provides similar services, the partnership with ZEBEDEE is different because it rests upon the Lightning Network, a second layer of the blockchain that facilitates instant and near-zero-fee transactions, but its use has historically been troublesome for non-technical users, due to the difficulty of getting Bitcoin from the blockchain to the Lightning Network.
The worlds of crypto and gaming are quickly merging, as the two industries are proving to be a natural fit. With over three billion gamers around the world, incorporating cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin into games is an excellent way to spread mainstream adoption of crypto, while providing users with a simple, intuitive and non-threatening experience.
“We love how MoonPay has created an extremely simple, fast and frictionless way for anyone to buy or sell Bitcoin,” says Simon Cowell, CEO of ZEBEDEE. “The capabilities they provide are a perfect fit for what we want to achieve at ZEBEDEE. And that is a seamless experience for people to start using Bitcoin, without it feeling like a burden, which is often the experience of using finance apps or exchanges for people who are not as tech-savvy.”
MoonPay co-founder and CEO, Ivan Soto-Wright, added to this with: “What we’ve built with ZEBEDEE is a remarkable example of how crypto and gaming can unite to dramatically improve access to Web3.
“The solution we’re launching today is just a first step, and we look forward to bringing extremely simple Bitcoin buying and selling features to millions more gamers.”