G2A are now selling Bitcoin vouchers

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G2A have added cryptocurrency vouchers to their storefront, offering customers a way to purchase small amounts of Bitcoin and easily add it to an online wallet. The wallet services are handled through a partnership with Crypto Voucher, and vouchers can be purchased in denominations of €25, €50, or €100.

 

Bitcoin has risen in value for years, but the increase in the past several months has been especially explosive. Bitcoin has gone from less than $1000 USD to over $13,000 in 2017, and investment interest is high. G2A say offering these smaller voucher purchases will make it easier to invest in the currency. Crypto Vouchers currently only support Bitcoin, but support for other cryptocurrencies is planned in the future, including Etherum and Litecoin.

This announcement actually came slightly before Valve announced they would remove Bitcoin support from Steam earlier today, which they say is due to the currency’s volatile shifts in value and high transaction fees.

Valve have shown some concern this year about large-scale distribution of Steam keys outside of their store, and G2A have been a particularly controversial resellerfor ages. However, it’s likely far too soon for Valve’s removal of Bitcoin to have been a direct response to G2A’s support of it. Either way, you can add one more potentially shady market to the list of those G2A will participate in.

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But that wouldn't make me trust them anymore than I do right now. Basically I dont trust them at all and would buy nothing from them XD


G2A is a shady company. Many indie devs say that those keys hurt them. Key resellers cause a lot of damage and if you buy from them you can get your key revoked any time. They use stolen credit cards to purchase keys and then resell them. They buy from other key selling sites or bundles, then they split and resell them. G2A shield is also bad for protecting the consumer. Once you pay G2A that, they have the money. Same can be said if you pay with money. In case you refund you most likely get store credit and not money back to your paypal or bank account.

But yeah... indies say it's worse than piracy and I agree with them. Buy your games from authorized resellers people. G2A just got into the Bitcoin bandwagon because they saw how much it costs.

Edit: This is literally free advertisement for G2A. Educate people and tell them how bad G2A is.


paprika911 said:

G2A is a shady company. Many indie devs say that those keys hurt them. Key resellers cause a lot of damage and if you buy from them you can get your key revoked any time. They use stolen credit cards to purchase keys and then resell them. They buy from other key selling sites or bundles, then they split and resell them. G2A shield is also bad for protecting the consumer. Once you pay G2A that, they have the money. Same can be said if you pay with money. In case you refund you most likely get store credit and not money back to your paypal or bank account.

But yeah... indies say it's worse than piracy and I agree with them. Buy your games from authorized resellers people. G2A just got into the Bitcoin bandwagon because they saw how much it costs.

Edit: This is literally free advertisement for G2A. Educate people and tell them how bad G2A is.

Yeah it's bad but not many people are gonna listen to you because they don't care until their key is revoked.  Only thing people see is  the low pricetag.

G2A is shady that's for sure.. but  aren't they more like an Ebay for keys? If a key is stolen then that's the seller's fault isn't it? I'm not saying that they are angels and i know it's bad that they allow these type of keys on their site but how can you police it?

Anyway because I've had this discussion many times most  people don't care , they even prefer buying the same game twice from g2a even if it's revoked  because it's still cheaper.

Yeah it's sad but true.


Doesn't really matter at this point if we like them or not, as i've said many times in the past how i dislike them:

https://na.alienwarearena.com/ucf/show/1487243/boards/gaming-news/News/g2a-presents-its-monthly-service-the-first-offer-is-definitely-worth-it

https://na.alienwarearena.com/ucf/show/1466495/boards/off-topic-4/ForumPost/g2a-common-keys-vs-premium-keys

https://na.alienwarearena.com/ucf/show/1554441/boards/general-1/ForumPoll/your-opinions-on-g2a

https://na.alienwarearena.com/ucf/show/1606923/boards/general-1/ForumPost/do-you-use-grey-market-sites

As long as they have great offers to give, people will buy the games from their store. It doesn't matter what kind of shady practices they do as long as they are offering the cheapest prices on games.

PhoenixBlood said:

G2A is shady that's for sure.. but  aren't they more like an Ebay for keys? If a key is stolen then that's the seller's fault isn't it? I'm not saying that they are angels and i know it's bad that they allow these type of keys on their site but how can you police it?

 

 It's not just stolen keys, they always deflected any criticism addressed towards them, and they barely ever addressed the criticism regarding their G2A shield, where they are the only site having such a service to make people pay not to get scammed, and having a really shitty way of opting out of a subscription(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwngbg69iOY):

Many of the issues i've already said here, funny enough replying against someone who claims to be a G2A staff member, defending their practices:

https://eu.alienwarearena.com/ucf/show/1606923/boards/general-1/ForumPost/do-you-use-grey-market-sites





It seems I bought one game key on this website, but I did not recall which game..


To buy vouchers when bitcoin is so unstable and the price is constantly changing. I'm not sure, but I'd better wait until the price becomes more stable.