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Bitcoin and the Tarkov video game
Bitcoin and the Tarkov video game
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Bitcoin and the Tarkov video game

By Alfredo de Candia - 10 Jun 2020

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On the Bitcoin.com marketplace, it is possible to sell and buy digital assets of video games such as Escape from Tarkov.

The world of video games is undoubtedly influenced by the crypto and blockchain world and indeed there are many games that have been developed on EOS and TRON but not only.

What is Escape from Tarkov?

It’s an MMO FPS RPG, a Massive Multiplayer Online First Person Shooting Role Playing Game, therefore an online shooter.

The game features very realistic environments within a fictitious scenery set between Europe and Russia in a city called Tarkov. As the title suggests, the aim of the game is to escape from this city and reach a free world.

What does this game have to do with Bitcoin?

The game in question has nothing to do directly with Bitcoin (BTC) but some users have realized that since it’s an RPG it is possible to customize their character and increase its level thanks to missions.

It is precisely in some of these missions that it is possible to receive bitcoin for completing them, in total there are 15 physical bitcoins that can be recovered throughout the game and that anyone can get by completing quests.

Tarkov gives away Bitcoins?

Being a traditional game, what can be found inside is completely disconnected from the outside world and the integration of a wallet that can handle an advanced transaction system.

The game talks about physical bitcoins, but they are not real bitcoins but a virtual equivalent of BTC with a value of only 0.2 BTC.

Moreover, another interesting aspect to highlight is that this amount varies constantly, even according to the level of the character’s experience, in fact, some users have also reported 6-digit values.

The game itself has an internal market to sell and buy these physical bitcoins in the video game and therefore their value can vary.

What are these Bitcoins for?

The only purpose of these assets is to be traded for items and weapons and therefore comply with the original idea of bitcoin as a form of payment.

Since Escape from Tarkov is set in a dystopian version of the world, the creators have thought well to exploit the idea of Bitcoin as a currency untied from a centralized entity.

Interestingly, some trades allow to exchange an old portable version of the video game Tetris for 1 physical bitcoin, so 0.2 BTC, or use 1 physical bitcoin to buy a rifle.

 

Alfredo de Candia
Alfredo de Candia

Android developer for over 8 years with a dozen of developed apps, Alfredo at age 21 has climbed Mount Fuji following the saying: "He who climbs Mount Fuji once in his life is a wise man, who climbs him twice is a Crazy". Among his app we find a Japanese database, a spam and virus database, the most complete database on Anime and Manga series birthdays and a shitcoin database. Sunday Miner, Alfredo has a passion for crypto and is a fan of EOS.

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