Niantic and a crypto debit card company made an AR game where you earn Bitcoin

Have you ever played Pokémon Go and thought “I wish this game let you earn small amounts of Bitcoin by engaging with internet finance memes and a cryptocurrency debit card system”? If so, I don’t believe you, but I have good news.

Fold AR is a new augmented reality game from Pokémon Go developer Niantic and the financial company Fold. The game — which a press release dubs part of the metaverse — is very loosely modeled on Pokémon Go but themed around cryptocurrency. As explained by Fold CEO Will Reeves, it runs with the metaphor of “mining” Bitcoin. So instead of capturing cute monsters, the central mechanic involves

→ Continue reading at The Verge

Similar Articles

Advertisment

Most Popular

Louie Anderson Turned His Pain Into Laughter so That We Could All Cope With Family Dysfunction

Many of us first saw Louie Anderson on screen as a flower delivery man in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” a cameo role that comes...

Super Bowl 2022 won’t stream in 4K on NBC

The 2022 Super Bowl won’t be broadcast or streamed in 4K again this year when the game takes place on February 13th, NBC Sports...

The NFL’s overtime rules, explained

It’s remarkable how often the NFL’s overtime rules are either mistaken, or simply not known. Honestly, I don’t blame anyone for having a hard...