Satlantis, a Bitcoin-themed Minecraft server, has teamed up with Bitcoin payments startup Zebedee to bring cryptocurrency into the gaming realm. Through this collaboration, players can now earn Satoshis, the smallest unit of Bitcoin, as rewards while playing the popular video game.
Each week, the server offers over 1 million Satoshis to winning players, adding an exciting twist to gameplay. Inspired by Bitcoin mining rigs and mining pool collectives, players can increase their mining “hash rate” in the game to enhance their chances of winning Bitcoin rewards.
Although the earnings may not be substantial, this innovative trend bridges the gap between the world of cryptocurrency and immersive gaming experiences. Zebedee’s cutting-edge gaming technology, utilized in various mobile games and renowned titles like Valve’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, has enabled Bitcoin betting and rewarded players with Bitcoin throughout 2021.
However, the relationship between gaming and cryptocurrency has encountered some challenges. Minecraft has hinted at banning Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs), leading some servers and derivative projects to adapt or shut down. For instance, NFT Worlds, a platform selling NFT-based land sections for a specific Minecraft server, has now created its own independent game.
Despite potential cryptocurrency restrictions, Satlantis and similar initiatives are persisting with their Bitcoin integration. The implications of an official ban remain uncertain, as Zebedee representatives have not commented on the matter.
The evolving intersection of the gaming industry and cryptocurrency creates an intriguing and dynamic landscape, even in the face of potential limitations imposed by Minecraft.