It has been far too long since we last talked about NobleCoin, but there’s a good reason for that, as a lot of things are happening behind the scenes. What we can tell you is there has been an update to the NobleCoin Marketplace, so let’s take a look!
Even though I personally used the NobleCoin Marketplace multiple times, I usually ended up buying the same thing over and over again : Amazon Gift Cards. Nothing wrong with that, as I always have plenty of things I want to order from Amazon!
Having more types of gift cards added to the NobleCoin Marketplace is never a bad thing though, and there is something for everyone! Keep in mind all of these gift cards are subject to a 15% discount, making it more than worth your while to keep a stash of NobleCoin around.
What I’m personally most excited about, is the fact a lot of game cards have been added. Gift cards for World of Warcraft gametime and in-game items for example, are very interesting to me personally.
I asked on Twitter whether these work for both US and Europe, and they are currently setting up a mirror site so you can pick the right card for your region. In case you haven’t picked up a copy of Diablo III (or its expansion) yet, these are made available as well.
Playstation Store cards can be found on the NobleCoin Marketplace as well. I usually purchased an Amazon Gift card to use for PSN cards, but this cuts out that middle step. As of this writing, only the US versions are available. Considering the US store is always cheaper anyway, it might be a good idea to finally create that US PSN account if you haven’t done so yet.
Have you ever wanted to get your hands on a Steam Wallet Code, but don’t want to spend fiat currency or Bitcoin? Now you can, as these can be purchased through the NobleCoin Marketplace, as the US$20, US$50 and US$100 versions are all available.
Last but not least, Xbox users are not left in the cold. Surprise your friends and family with a Xbox Gift Card (US$25, US$%) or US$100), and save 15% on the price when paying in NobleCoin. It’s a no-brainer really.
Other brand cards which have been added include Dell, Microsoft, Overstock and Tiger Direct. All of the major retailers are there, of which most actually accept Bitcoin payments. An interesting head-to-head competition brewing here perhaps?
All of these products will be ported to NobleRoad, which is NobleCoin’s fork of OpenBazaar. No ETA on the release of NobleRoad was given at this point. It will, simply put, “be ready when it’s ready”. We will keep an eye out for further updates though.
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