Bitcoin has made some waves when it comes to (online) games, and there will be Bitcoin4iGaming conference in London next month. However, Bitcoin is not an actual in-game currency despite its best efforts, and maybe that’s not such a bad thing. HYPER on the other hand is an actual in-game currency, and also a digital currency using Proof-of-Stake.
HYPER users are incentivized to keep their coins in their wallet and having the wallet open at all times, in order to gain compound interest called “staking”. By having users from all over the world making up the network, this is true decentralization in its purest form.
By catering specifically to the needs of gamers, HYPER is profiling itself as a more accessible currency while drawing people away from the current financial system. Micro-transactions and in-game currencies are nothing new, but they hardly have a value outside of those games. HYPER has a value both inside and outside the game world.
Several games are currently running on HYPER servers :
+ HyperZanda.com (a classic space MMO with a cult following)
+ Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (both CS servers have a monthly blitz where the top player wins 2,000 HYPER)
+ Pokemon Minecraft
+ @HyperTipBot on Twitter allows you to tip any Twitter user instantly in HYPER
More games are coming over the coming weeks and months, including a World of Warcraft Arena monthly tournament. On top of that, Team Fortress 2 and Just Cause 2 will get their very own servers. Last but not least, the HYPER space MMO is a long-term project.
In order to make HYPER more accessible to everyday gamers and digital currency enthusiasts, convenient fiat and credit card payment gateways will become available. Gamers will be able to purchase HYPER with USD through Paypal and major credit cards.
Game developers are not left in the cold either though, as they are offered the chance to ride the upside of HYPER as acceptance grows,thanks to the bounty program. Newly developed games will be exposed to an enthusiastic user base of gamers.
Website : http://www.hyper.cash/