Valve looks set to offer new ways to buy content on its PC gaming platform Steam, with hints of bitcoin payments found in the client’s translation servers.
Rather than directly trading bitcoins through Steam, it appears Valve will be using the third-party BitPay. This hypothetically saves Valve from having to do any internal conversion or calculation based on bitcoin’s current market value, and should make transactions smoother.
Valve already offers multiple ways to pay for games — credit or debit cards, PayPal, Skrill, top-up cards — so adding bitcoin isn’t a huge surprise. There is a possible hurdle for buyers though: wait times before getting your games.