In an exciting development for gamers and cryptocurrency enthusiasts alike, Minecraft, one of the most beloved video games in the world, has now become a platform where players can earn Bitcoin. This innovative integration, made possible through a collaboration between Satlantis, a Bitcoin-themed Minecraft server, and Zebedee, a Bitcoin payments startup, opens up a whole new realm of possibilities for virtual miners. Let’s explore how Minecraft players can now mine digital gold and reap the rewards.
The Advent of Bitcoin in Minecraft
Minecraft has long been a source of creativity and adventure, allowing players to build virtual worlds using blocks. However, Satlantis, an unofficial Bitcoin-inspired Minecraft server, has taken the game to a whole new level.
With Zebedee’s Lightning Network-enabled gaming technology, players can now earn Bitcoin while immersed in their favorite blocky universe. The integration is currently available for the Java edition of Minecraft on computers.
Gameplay Elements and Earnings
According to a recent press release, Satlantis has ingeniously incorporated Bitcoin mining rig and mining pool collectives into the gameplay mechanics. Players can enhance their mining “hash rate” to increase their chances of winning Bitcoin in the game.
However, it’s important to note that individual earnings are likely to be modest. Zebedee states that over 1 million satoshis per week are distributed to players, equivalent to approximately $300 worth of Bitcoin.
Withdrawing Bitcoin Earnings
To facilitate seamless withdrawals, players can transfer their hard-earned Bitcoin to the ZBD wallet app available on iOS and Android devices. This allows players to accumulate their earnings and utilize them in the real world or invest in other cryptocurrencies.
The Precedent of Bitcoin Integration in Gaming
While this Minecraft integration is surely groundbreaking, it’s not the first time Bitcoin has made its way into the gaming world. In the past, other Bitcoin-earning servers for popular games like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive have emerged.
Likewise, Zebedee has been at the forefront of introducing Bitcoin wagering and rewards in various gaming environments.
The Future of Minecraft and Crypto Integration
Microsoft, the parent company of Minecraft, has expressed concerns about integrating blockchain technologies, including NFTs and cryptocurrencies, into the game. Although they announced plans to ban NFTs in Minecraft, the official implementation is still pending.
Some fan-run servers and projects have either shut down or altered their course in response to this uncertainty.
The convergence of Minecraft and Bitcoin has created an enticing opportunity for players to earn cryptocurrency while enjoying their favorite game. Satlantis and Zebedee’s collaboration has added a thrilling dimension to Minecraft’s already immersive world.
As Minecraft continues to navigate the integration of blockchain technologies, players and crypto enthusiasts can look forward to a thrilling and potentially rewarding gaming experience.
Giancarlo is an economist by profession with a career spanning nearly two decades. His professional journey has seen him assume vital roles in various government and private organizations such as the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), Megaworld Corporation, and the China Banking Corporation in the Republic of the Philippines.
In addition to his civic and corporate pursuits, his forward-thinking approach has led him to manage several prominent websites in the banking and finance sector, notably the Australia-based RateChoice, where he immersed himself in the world of emerging financial technologies and where he found particular interest in Bitcoin all the way back to 2013.
Prior to his addition to Blockzeit’s dynamic team, he held an essential role as Project Manager for initiatives encompassing blockchain, stablecoin, mining, special economic zone development, and iGaming. This noteworthy chapter in his career unfolded under the auspices of InPlan Consultancy Services, Inc., the think-tank of IMPERO Consortium Management Corporation headquartered in Manila, Philippines, and Tokyo, Japan. InPlan, led by a distinguished retired Cabinet member of the Philippines, collaborates directly with IMPERO’s core management team, contributing to strategic planning and business development endeavors.