LOS ANGELES, Oct. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The HYPER decentralized currency project is pleased to announce a number of exciting developments.
HYPER is a peer-to-peer digital currency with settlement times 20x faster than Bitcoin. HYPER rewards users who “stake” their wallets by issuing compound interest. The currency’s multi-stage economic model incentivizes users to keep their wallet clients running on regular desktops and laptops, which is what enables this currency to be so decentralized. Transactions are processed and verified by true peers, not by specialized mining hardware in private facilities.
HYPER is designed to accomplish two very disruptive things: to bring the world stable monetary growth outside of traditional banking and to be an open source currency catered specifically to the needs of game environments. We believe “High Scores” will soon be a meaningless thing of the past. Now that your score can have a direct, fungible monetary value, gaming is about to get a whole lot more competitive.
Games currently on HYPER servers:
+ HyperZanda.com (a classic space MMO with a cult following)
+ Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (both CS servers have a monthly blitz where the top player wins 2,000 HYPER)
+ Pokemon Minecraft
+ @HyperTipBot on Twitter allows you to tip any Twitter user instantly in HYPER
Upcoming servers / games:
+ World of Warcraft Arena monthly tournament coming very soon
+ Team Fortress 2 server coming very soon
+ Just Cause 2 server coming very soon
+ HYPER space MMO is a long-term project
With team members in North America, Europe, and Asia, HYPER is a truly decentralized currency project anyone anywhere can participate in. In the weeks ahead, a number of convenient fiat and credit card payment gateways will become available, making it easy for gamers to buy HYPER with USD via any major credit card and PayPal. For the time being, U.S. exchange Bittrex is the most popular market for buying or selling HYPER (https://bittrex.com/Market/Index?MarketName=BTC-HYPER). Soon, U.S. exchanges CoinMKT and AltMarket will also offer HYPER trading on their platforms.
The development team welcomes proposals and inclusion requests from game developers, and has funding available in the form of HYPER bounties. The bounty program allows game developers to ride the upside as HYPER acceptance grows, while also exposing their game to a fanatical user base of affluent gamers.