The list of mobile games that pay players cryptocurrency has just grown significantly. Today, Bitcoin payments startup Zebedee launched a feature in its Android app today that pays people small amounts of Bitcoin for playing what it says are over 100 eligible mobile games.

Zebedee’s Android app, called ZBD, now offers a broader selection of playable games that include Bitcoin rewards thanks to a new partnership with advertising platform Adjoe and its Playtime network. The games use a time-based rewards model that pays players satoshis—or the smallest unit of Bitcoin (1/100,000,000 BTC)—for each minute they play.

According to the company, eligible games with Bitcoin rewards through the ZBD Android app include Candivore’s puzzle game Match Masters and Social Point’s city-builder and creature-battler Dragon City.


All three games have a significant player base, with at least 10 million downloads apiece on Google’s Play Store. To earn rewards for playing, however, you’ll need to access them through the ZBD Android app, and then you’ll be granted Bitcoin as you play and watch ads.

The feature is only available through the Android app, not on iOS. Players will earn satoshis as they play, which are then held within the ZBD wallet and can be withdrawn to another wallet or compatible exchange.

Zebedee’s tech platform already powers a number of games that pay players Bitcoin rewards, including iOS and Android games like Hellfire, Bitcoin Miner, and Bitcoin Chess. The firm previously launched modified servers for Valve’s popular first-person shooter Counter-Strike: Global Offensive that let players wager and earn Bitcoin.

Numerous other play-to-earn mobile games offer up Bitcoin and Ethereum rewards, such as Bitcoin Solitaire and Ethereum Blast from Bling Financial. However, these games typically pay out very tiny amounts of crypto—equivalent to pennies’ worth of BTC or ETH per hour of play.

Editor's note: This article was updated after publication to remove a mention of a game that ultimately was not included in this initiative.


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