- Bitcoin servers used to be rather popular in Minecraft, with hundreds of people playing all day
- Eventually, Bitcoin Minecraft servers were switched off, but does it have to be for good?
- There’s no sign of Bitcoin making a comeback to Minecraft, but who knows what’s around the corner…
Way back in early 2013, Bitcoin was still relatively unknown outside of techy circles, so stumbling across a Minecraft server that allowed you to earn Bitcoin by slaying monsters and trading items with other gamers was a pretty cool event.
However, in the summer of 2019, the final surviving Bitcoin Minecraft server shut its doors after CaptainAltcoin took over the Bitquest brand. But many people are still wondering, will Bitcoin ever come back to Minecraft in the same capacity?
Lots of Potential for it to Happen
Bitcoin is becoming incredibly popular, with more and more of the world’s population piling into the granddaddy of cryptocurrencies. So, it begs the question, why would a group of people shut down what could very easily become a huge hub of Minecraft activity, and possibly become very lucrative?
There were a few Minecraft servers that allowed you to earn Bitcoin. Two of the biggest were Bitquest and BitVegas. BitVegas was essentially a Bitcoin casino built into Minecraft where you could wager Bitcoin on roulette, minefield and a couple other casino games. But, this was eventually shut down by the feds.
Bitquest, on the other hand, was more about your skill and how much time you wanted to dedicate to the server. The more monsters you slay, the more Bitcoin you could earn. The more you explored and mined, the better items you could craft and sell to other users in the game. This was incredibly popular back in the early days, but now Minecraft has evolved so much, it’s just too easy to exploit.
Farms Ruining the Fun
Bitquest was seeded with Bitcoin and Bits, 1/1,000,000 of a Bitcoin, would drop when you killed monsters. But, now as Minecraft has evolved so much so that slaying monsters no longer requires you to prepare for a month-long adventure into the bowels of the Minecraft world. Instead, you can build massive killing farms, allowing you to rack up Bits at an incredible rate.
This unfortunate feature of Minecraft evolution undoubtedly led to its demise. Will a version of Minecraft where farms don’t contribute towards earnings emerge? We certainly hope so, even if it’s just for nostalgia!