Pokémon Go Developer Releases Augmented Reality Game Where You Can Earn BTC

November 26, 2021, 10:35 AM AEST - 1 week ago

US software company Niantic, best known for creating augmented reality (AR) mobile games such as Pokémon Go, has revealed it has partnered with bitcoin (BTC) rewards company Fold. In announcing their partnership in a November blog post, the companies jointly revealed a new AR game that will allow users to earn BTC in the metaverse.

Earn BTC By Exploring the Metaverse

Fold, in partnership with Niantic, will forge and develop a new game called Fold AR, which will be available for users leveraging the Fold mobile app. The game will allow users to earn BTC and in-app benefits by exploring the metaverse.

According to Fold chief executive officer Will Reeves, “This is the easiest, most fun way to get your first piece of bitcoin … Anyone can use our app to earn bitcoin and other rewards by exploring the world around them. For us, it’s always been important to make participating in the bitcoin economy easy for anyone, regardless of education or technical expertise.”

What is a Metaverse?

The partnership has said that it intends to “forge an alternative version for the metaverse – one that promotes human freedom and happiness through bitcoin and fun”. The term “metaverse” was coined by American science fiction writer Neal Stephenson to describe a “dystopian future where technology dominates the human experience”.  

Fold, which is focused on BTC and the metaverse as a vision for the internet, intends to build a place where technology can unleash human freedom and happiness.

Rewards vs Risks

The team has started rolling out a limited beta of the experience in the Fold App. In order to get started, users open the “Play” tab in the Fold App to discover BTC and other hidden rewards around them. Every 10 minutes, a new block appears somewhere around the user and if opened triggers an explosion of rewards.

Rewards include satoshis, extra spins to get more rewards, time extensions to remain in the game longer, and an orange pill that protects players against harmful surprises. Users should beware as “shitcoins and poison pills” are lurking, threatening to take away hard-earned BTC. Fold AR is joining a host of methods of earning free BTC.

Fold AR metaverse. Source: Fold App

Have Fun While Getting Rich

While the term “metaverse” is gaining a lot of traction, metaverse tokens are soaring amid the buzz as they allow users in the virtual world to add real-world value.

AR has paved the way for gamers and users alike to engage in a virtual world while earning real-world money at the same time. The future is sure to be in the metaverse.

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