You can now buy Bitcoin on G2A

You can now buy Bitcoin on G2A

Games code marketplace and industry pariah G2A is now trying to sell Bitcoin.

The cryptocurrency is being sold by an account called Btcvoucher, with denominations of €25, €50 and €100 available for purchase. The digital money is then added to an online wallet via a deal with Crypto Voucher.

The cryptocurrency has skyrocketed in value since the start of 2017. Per Coindesk data, Bitcoin was worth just under $1,000 on January 1st, but is now worth a staggering $15,005.43 at the time of writing.

The escalating value has caused issues for some; Valve yesterday announced it was going to stop accepting Bitcoin as a payment method. This was due to the fact that transaction fees on the currency had gone from $0.20 to a staggering - and frankly ridiculous - $20.

Speculating, it seems that fees on Bitcoin transactions are calculated against the total valuation of Bitcoin as opposed to something like Visa where the fee is capped to a percentage.

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