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Niantic and Fold develop an AR game where you can earn bitcoin

A new AR experience in the Fold app allows players to find and win bitcoin. (Image source: Fold)
A new AR experience in the Fold app allows players to find and win bitcoin. (Image source: Fold)
Software developer Niantic and bank card company Fold have built an AR experience that allows you to find and win bitcoin. The game is currently being rolled out in a limited beta, with more features, such as bitcoin trading, to be released in the coming months.
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Development company Niantic, famous for Pokemon Go, and fintech company Fold have collaborated on a new AR game. The game, which they claim is part of the metaverse, is currently being rolled out in a limited beta version, with the experience being released in full next year.

The Fold app already gives you the ability to 'spin to win' bitcoin when you purchase using its debit card. The new AR experience extends this, letting players find bitcoin and other prizes hidden virtually around them in blocks when they access the game via the Fold app.

Every 10 minutes, a new block containing fresh bounty is dropped in the vicinity of the player. When you claim a block, you can earn satoshis, a small unit of bitcoin, alongside other in-app rewards. If you're unlucky, you can lose your bitcoin winnings if, for example, you come across a 'poison pill'.

You don't have to own a Fold card to play the game, though cardholders will be granted additional boosts and prizes. Once the game has been fully released, customers will also be able to hide and trade bitcoin.

The Fold app is currently only available in the United States. The launch of this app follows Niantic's announcement of its metaverse vision earlier this year.

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Polly Allcock
Polly Allcock - Tech Writer - 29 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2021
I've been interested in technology for as long as I can remember. From a young age, I have loved gadgets and understanding how things work. Since graduating, I have worked for several technology companies across FinTech, AdTech and Robotics.
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Polly Allcock, 2021-11-23 (Update: 2021-11-23)