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The ability to purchase games via Bitcoin

Added bySomeguy1234's avatarSomeguy1234

I'm aware that this may have been suggested a few times, but many of the previous suggestions were extremely ambiguous.
Bitcoin is well known for it's anonymous uses, the fact that it isn't controlled by a central entity such as bank or payment processor, I feel that the nature of Bitcoin matches the nature of GOG, and would highly benefit GOG.com and their customers if Bitcoin was accepted.
A good reason would be the fact that you're getting a DRM free game, which cannot be removed if someone charge-backs the payment via PayPal, or their credit card.
With Bitcoin this isn't a problem, as once the payment goes through, it's permanent. GOG cannot have the coins ripped from their wallet, similar to the DRM free games offered to the customer.

If GOG.com is worried about the ever-changing exchange rate of Bitcoin, they can use services such as Coinbase (http://coinbase.com) who are also the payment processor for Humble Bundle (http://humblebundle.com). Alternatives exist such as BitPay (http://bitpay.com) who are a popular choice for many mainstream merchants. By using these payment services, users can pay in Bitcoin, while GOG.com will continue to receive the money in US Dollars as they were previously doing.

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chrisrico
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It would be awesome if I could pay for GOG purchases with bitcoin. I just tried to do so with my debit card and got the following message:

"Your bank has declined your payment attempt"

I checked my balance, and I have a few hundred dollars in that account. The purchase was for $4.99...

I never have these problems when paying with bitcoin.

Oct. 12, 2014
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blockrocker
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BTC support would be great!

Oct. 11, 2014
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newsite
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www.mjbulk.org and www.isclearance.org

Sep. 30, 2014
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xsedivy
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Please accept BlackCoin as well!

Aug. 27, 2014
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Lythimus
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I concur. I would likely buy more games if BTC was accepted, as most of my expendable income is in BTC.

Aug. 23, 2014
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shmerl
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Newegg and Dell support BitCoin already.

Aug. 18, 2014
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ShedoSurashu
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Now that there are a host of easy solutions available for integrating Bitcoin payments to businesses, it would be really awesome if GOG can get behind this. Not a lot of people have PayPal accounts and / or bank accounts. Bitcoin is open to anyone who's willing to invest at least an hour to understand it.

Aug. 6, 2014
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boltronics
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My wife is always on my back about buying too many games and is always tracking the credit card statements. Now if bitcoin was accepted... :D

Jul. 26, 2014
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spektrum
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@whystler2012
How is that relevant? You can divide a bitcoin up to 8 digits.

Jul. 25, 2014
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whystler2012
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Considering a single bitcoin has a nominal worth of 500 EUR, i doubt that would work well.

Maybe a virtual currency with a lower nominal value than the ancient Persian Talent (a solid gold disk that of its own was worth enough to buy an estate), but the maker of the bitcoin overvalued his currency IMO.

Jul. 25, 2014
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Codyswanson4
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This would be awesome!! Please consider it!

Jul. 24, 2014
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matbonucci
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This would be great for non US gamers, not everybody can pay with US dollars, I live in Venezuela and for me and worlwide users will be easy to buy games

Jul. 24, 2014
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sk3pt1kal
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It seems like the bitcoin community has tried it's best to make easy ways for sellers to accept bitcoin, even if they don't trust the currency. We're not even asking GOG to believe that bitcoin or crypto's will stick around, just accept it and sell it off again, but it seems like implementing it would be so easy that it's ridiculous not to take advantage of a niche of players that would like to buy games in btc.

Jun. 25, 2014
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CoinFire
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I came here to pickup a few games after a friend suggested the site but saw you do NOT accept Bitcoin. I can't give you my hard earned money until then. I'll keep my eyes peeled for the day when you do.

Jun. 22, 2014
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borsook
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I do hope that together with the ability to pay with bitcoin we will be able to pay with seashells and pigs. It's only fair.

Jun. 14, 2014
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tremorgames
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+1

Jun. 13, 2014
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itsjweed
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I would spend much more here and be much happier to buy games on a whim if you supported bitcoin as a payment option. Please consider it!

Jun. 3, 2014
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Talaureth
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I’d also be happy to spend my coins on gog-Games. When gog launches their service for linux games and obtain bitcoins a payment method it would be the perfect platform.

Jun. 3, 2014
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meeperson
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I would love to buy games here with bitcoin as well, spending real money is not as easy for me and I love bitcoin!

May. 24, 2014
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cybersasho
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GOG looks great and it makes old games from my childhood playable on my new pc (caesar 3 and stronghold). I've downloaded some of your releases and I'd love to buy them just to support you but I don't have a bank account. Only bitcoins.

May. 16, 2014
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Niteris
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Treating to stop using GOG because they might refuse to use a dodgy cryptocurrency that can at any time become worthless or a gold mine is simply stupid. Same with the "I'll go here more than steam if you do" argument.

May. 15, 2014
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avidbrandy
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Please accept Bitcoin. I will come here more over Steam.

May. 12, 2014
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pablog
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Please accept BTC. You can even give it a trial period. Nothing to lose.

May. 11, 2014
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spektrum
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bitcoin is not a scam and I will stop doing business with GOG if they not accept it

May. 11, 2014
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dshuhler
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bitcoin is a scam and I will stop doing business with GOG if they accept it

May. 11, 2014
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djbuzzkill
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I have tried purchasing games in the past, but have had processing issues with my credit card in the past. This only reason I yet to buy any games from you.

May. 11, 2014
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sdpenaloza
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Glad to see a recommendation to accept a form of cryptocurrency at gog. We already see some online stores accepting cryptocurrency for steam and video games, if you guys go ahead you can be at the front of a potential new market in a demographic that many people play games but might not have a means to pay for (aka need credit cards or bank account which some teens don't have). I would consider taking up gocoin on their processing services they have bitcoin,litecoin and dogecoin and boast high volume and crypto to FIAT currency deposit so you will have stable pricing (no worries about getting coins on a bad fluctuation in market value)

May. 11, 2014
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ShotmanMaslo
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I would love to pay with BTC!

May. 11, 2014
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Jishuku
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I've been successful investing in bitcoin, and as such I have quite a lot of coins to spend. *wink wink*

May. 11, 2014
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D_Homes
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I emailed Support about having this option several months ago and to my disappointment they told me that they were not interested in it.

Please review the possibility of making this happen.

May. 11, 2014
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Biwin
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I will buy a lot more if Bitcoin becomes an available option!

May. 11, 2014
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MisterMan101
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Absolutely!!! Dogecoin too!!!

May. 11, 2014
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alexmetz
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+1, that'd be beyond awesome!

May. 11, 2014
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kache
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DRM-free games with a DRM-free currency. Seems like a match made in heaven to me. :D

May. 11, 2014
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merrychristmas
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I live internationally and getting money onto my US based credit card is a huge pain in the ass. Bitcoin is so much easier and more convenient. I would be much more likely to but some more games if there was any way to just pay in bitcoin.

May. 11, 2014
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mementori
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If you use coinbase, bitpay or moolah you can offset the risk of holding bitcoins by receiving cash from the payment processors while allowing customers to pay with bitcoin. with most of these companies you could also keep a % in bitcoin if you'd prefer.

May. 11, 2014
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andrew_ehzva
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Add bitcoin as a payment option and I pledge to make a purchase with you in the following month :)
(By the way, when you add this option at last, be nice and do not try to rip your customers with unreasonably high BTC prices. Do not walk this way. Thank you in advance.)

May. 11, 2014
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iascah7
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It would be awesome to be able to pay with Bitcoin!

May. 11, 2014
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zefiris85
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+1 If Bitcoin was available as a payment option, I'd definitely use it.

May. 11, 2014
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sajber
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+1

May. 11, 2014
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lepik1938
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+1

May. 11, 2014
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justforcomp
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I vote for BTC support. Don't care for other alts which are more tokens of appreciation rather than any real value.

May. 11, 2014
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tzimisc3
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I would love to use Bitcoin to pay for my GOG purchases!

May. 11, 2014
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amivoytec
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I would be love to make a first purchase here using Bitcoins. Please make smile on my face and implement them. Thank you.

May. 11, 2014
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Harteex
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I also would like to suggest moolah.io, as that will also bring support for Dogecoin and Litecoin, in addition to Bitcoin

Apr. 27, 2014
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WackyTheMadOne
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Yeah, I read on some forums about people downloading games then contacting suport about "problems" then keeping the game. After which they open a new account and do the same, so a permanent payment would be REALLY nice.

Apr. 27, 2014
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spektrum
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+1
I also bought the last Humble Bundle with bitcoin, was pleasantly surprised that they accepted it. I would also pay with bitcoin here, just because I could.

Let's get this going!

Mar. 18, 2014
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zain3000
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Let's keep this thread going! If GOG allowed for BitCoin purchases, I might finally take the dive into the crazy world of crypto-currency. Common, GOG... be my gateway.

Mar. 12, 2014
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Gamer456
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I registered here to ask you to please add bitcoin as a payment option, because I don't have a bank account, therefore I can't have a credit card, or use PayPal, or any other old payment services, because they are all based on banking and credit cards. Bitcoin would be the only possible way for me to pay you, and I would buy games worth several hundred dollars, if I only had a possibility to do it.

I am not alone - more than 2/3 of the world population are un-banked (have no access to banking services), but many of those people have access to the internet, and therefore, to bitcoin.

You can also accept payments from anywhere in the world, even from "high-risk" countries (countries from which credit card payments are usually not accepted, because of high fraud rate), because bitcoin transactions are irreversible, and therefore, fraud is impossible.

You can read the review of accepting bitcoin for half a year at the Australian online shop for consumer electronics, Millennius (http://www.cryptocoinsnews.com/2014/02/05/amazing-results-retailer-australia-started-accepting-bitcoin-6-months-ago/). The most important part for you would probably be this - "Cryptocurrency has helped negotiate fraud down to zero percent, helping us safely expand our reach to a global audience."

Among tens of thousands of websites which accept bitcoin, probably the most famous and important is wordpress.com . They accept bitcoin for more than a year and a half now. You can read more about why they decided to accept bitcoin in their blog (http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2012/11/15/pay-another-way-bitcoin/). The most important quote is probably this - "PayPal alone blocks access from over 60 countries, and many credit card companies have similar restrictions. Some are blocked for political reasons, some because of higher fraud rates, and some for other financial reasons. Whatever the reason, we don’t think an individual blogger from Haiti, Ethiopia, or Kenya should have diminished access to the blogosphere because of payment issues they can’t control. Our goal is to enable people, not block them."

Please enable me to be your client. Thank you for consideration!

Feb. 24, 2014
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Saskwatch52
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I'd be happily spending my Bitcoins at GOG if it was an payment oprtion! Bought several stuff already with BTC on amazon using a payment processor who gets paid via BitPay and fulfills the order. Always worked smooth.

GOG should implement BitPay or Coinbase ASAP in my opinion. The risk of changing exchange rates is handled by them, too!

- No chargebacks or fraudulent use of stolen Cards
- No 3rd party involved which wants money for their service
- Usually 30-60 mins 'til the payment is confirmed by the Bitcoin-Network
- Number of merchants accepting BTC growing more and more

Feb. 15, 2014
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