First gaming conference to accept Bitcoin Gaming in Holland, taking place on June 23rd and June 24th in Amsterdam, is the first gaming conference to accept Bitcoin. Now in its third year, this conference brings together local and international stakeholders in the Dutch iGaming market, which is in the process of being regulated. “

We have always accepted online payment methods,” says conference organizer Willem van Oort. “So it was a natural step for us to start accepting Bitcoin.”

Jon Matonis, executive director of the Bitcoin Foundation spoke at the 2013 edition of Gaming in Holland. His message: “Bitcoin payments could quickly become a competitive wedge in online gaming.” (full article in Forbes Magazine: In his article, Matonis stresses that the role of bitcoin in iGaming is a concern for regulators. But for visitors to the Gaming in Holland Conference, Bitcoin will prove to be a welcome alternative payment method.

Registration is open now. Gaming in Holland uses the services of Bitpay as its payment solution:

BitPay makes it easy for business to accept bitcoins as a form of payment. When a customer checks out and chooses the option to pay in bitcoins, BitPay processes the transaction accepting the bitcoins from the customer and letting the business know the order had been paid. BitPay settles with the business the next business day and offers the option of depositing dollars (or one of 9 other local currencies: or bitcoins or a percentage split between the two.

“Europe is an important market for BitPay as we are used to dealing in multiple currencies. We are excited to be supporting the gaming community and the Gaming in Holland Conference by facilitating bitcoin payments,” said Moe Levin, Director of European business development at BitPay. “Through our work with gaming companies, we have been able to expand our payment service to players to make in-game purchases using Bitcoin.”

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