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Cryptocurrency-Powered Game Platform ZENIgames Announces Official Launch

· June 4, 2017 · 10:00 am

The new online gaming platform ZENIgames offers gamers a chance to play games and win “Zennies” in the process.


Love online gaming and cryptocurrencies? Then this new gaming platform is just for you. The Bulgarian arcade game website ZENIgames.com has announced its official launch and is powered by “Zennies”, the platform’s own cryptocurrency. ZENIgames offers free-to-play online games and lets players earn Zennies in the process.

ZENIgames joins other companies such as Datcroft Games Ltd. and Ionomy Studios in integrating cryptocurrency into their games. While Bitcoin has already fostered a burgeoning online gambling industry, it has more recently attracted the attention of mobile game companies who wish to use it to further monetize their games.

The ZENIgames Platform

ZENIgames currently offers around 2000 flashed-based games, which work on regular Internet browsers as well as Android and iOS devices. The site offers the usual range of browser-based games, from basic puzzle and platform games to more involved 3D action games.

The games are user-submitted, so their quality tends to vary. Some games, such as Crash Drive 2, are multiplayer-enabled and highly polished. Others, such as Tile War, are clearly meant as amusing time-killers. However, a five-star rating system allows users to push the best games to the top of each game list.

Zenigames Crash Drive 2

Some games track player progress using cookies stored on the user’s machine. The site also includes leaderboards and a site-wide chat system, allowing users to communicate with each other in-game.

Nonetheless, some HTML5-based games will not work on the Chrome browser due to their need for the Unity Web Player plugin. This is not enabled on Chrome by default, as it’s considered a security risk by its developers (amongst its other stability issues). Users will either need to manually enable NPAPI plugins on Chrome, or play using one of the Unity-supported browsers.

Zennies, the Prize Tickets of the Future

The innovation ZENIgames offers is its own cryptocurrency, Zennies, which are currently worth around 0.00000135 Bitcoins (or about $0.0034). Its name is derived from the Japanese word for “coins” or “small change”. According to CryptoCompare, Zennies was launched on March 22, 2017 (likely during the development of the site). Like other cryptocurrencies, Zennies is completely decentralized with its own blockchain and community of developers.

CryptoCompare price index for ZENI

By registering with ZENIgames, users can play games to earn Zexperience points, which can then be converted into Zennies. These can be used on the website as payments for games and other In-App Purchases (IAP). The site also offers tools to help developers integrate Zennies into their own creations.

A Blockchain Gaming Network

Although Zennies can be traded across one or two exchanges, they currently appear to have limited use as payment for game prizes on their own platform. However, ZENIgames is built on the ZENI game distribution system, which allows other arcade sites to fetch ZENIarcade games.

The ZENIverse

Theoretically, this will allow Zennies to be used as a cross-platform payment system on other sites. Should it gain momentum, the ZENI game distribution system may evolve into a networked game system, where Zexperience can be traded to earn prizes across a network of games.

ZENIgames is currently in beta, so expect more developments on the platform to follow in due time.

Is gaming a good application for blockchain? Could Zennies gain momentum as a currency for online games? Let us know in the comments below!


Images courtesy of CryptoCompare, ZENIgames.

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Bitcoin.com Launches Official Casino, Free Bitcoin Bonus

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Bitcoin.com

Bitcoin.com, owned by Roger Ver, has announced the launch of the site’s official casino, “a trusted platform where players can bet bitcoins on a number of fun and fair games.”

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As a promotion to encourage people to join the casino, Bitcoin.com is giving 2 free bitcoins to all new customers.

The casino is owned by partnering company SoftSwiss, “a market leader in the online gaming space and one of the very first to support Bitcoin.” SoftSwiss was founded in 2008, and Bitcoin.com believes they have the experience necessary “to ensure a smooth operation for all of their customers around the world.”

The new casino features over 1,000 games from 7 different providers, all of which are reportedly proven to be fair.

Casino.bitcoin.com’s catalog consists of a wide variety of game types, including:

  • Slots
  • Roulette
  • Poker
  • Blackjack
  • Baccarat
  • Video poker
  • Live dealer games
  • Bitcoin dice
  • Casual games such as minesweeper and horse racing
  • Other game types coming soon

To get people playing, the casino’s welcome package includes 2 free bitcoins and 100 free spins up front for all new players. Customers making their first deposits will get a 150% bonus up to 1 bitcoin and 50 free spins. Second deposits get a 75% bonus up to 1 bitcoin and 50 free spins.

In addition to the welcome package, the casino will have 3 promotions per week, open to all players. The promotions are as follows:

  • On Mondays customers will get 10% cashback on all losses from the previous week.
  • On Wednesdays, players get a 25% bonus up to 0.25 Bitcoin and 25 free spins
  • On Fridays, gamers will get a 100% bonus up to 1 Bitcoin and 30 free spins.

Bitcoin.com owner and CEO Roger Ver is confident about his new casino, as well as his partnership with SoftSwiss.

“By partnering with SoftSwiss,” Ver says, “Bitcoin.com has shown that we are dedicated to working with first class professionals to create a more exciting and useful Bitcoin ecosystem for everyone involved.”

SoftSwiss CEO Ivan Montik mirrors Ver’s sentiments, saying:

“Launching the Bitcoin.com casino is a huge recognition of SoftSwiss and its role in cryptocurrency gaming. Could there possibly be another platform behind this top domain? We prefer to think not.

Casino.bitcoin.com will use a special Anti-Fraud System to protect players from scammers trying to take their coins. To protect customer funds, Casino.bitcoin.com will keep all bitcoins in cold storage.

The platform will also require two factor authentication when casino employees manually process withdrawals. Use of two factor authentication enhances the security of customer accounts.

The industry grade Anti-Fraud System will provide the following features to make sure all players are legitimate and honest:

  • Review of player history to ensure no abusive strategies were used
  • Tracking sharp spikes of winnings in any particular games
  • Limit on amount of cashed out winnings to a certain percentage of the cumulative deposits for all time
  • Tracking of duplicate player accounts

About Bitcoin.com

Bitcoin.com is the premier source for everything Bitcoin related. The platform offers many helpful services such as helping people buy Bitcoins, choosing a Bitcoin wallet, keeping enthusiasts up to date with the latest Bitcoin news and giving anyone the opportunity to engage with the community on the Bitcoin.com Forum. Bitcoin.com is a commercial website that lists wallets, exchanges and other bitcoin related companies.

About SoftSwiss

SoftSwiss is a recognized software provider that develops turnkey B2B solutions for e-commerce and iGaming, with offices in Curaçao, Austria and Belarus. The company was first in the world to introduce a Bitcoin optimized online gambling platform in early 2013, a unique software product at the time. Having launched over 30 online casinos with the support of both Fiat and cryptocurrencies for clients worldwide, SoftSwiss is among the leading technical experts when it comes to fostering the use of Bitcoin in online gaming.

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Bitcoin.com Launches Official Casino, Free Bitcoin Bonus

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