The value has recently become very unstable and has been known to drop in value by as much as 25% over just a few days.
Valve might be backing out of Bitcoin support for now, but it said that it might revisit the issue and its impact on the company and the community in the future.
Along with Bitcoin's skyrocketing valuation, transaction fees charged to customers have also risen dramatically, from the 20 cents when the company enabled Bitcoin support two years ago to $20 last week, Valve said in a blog post. With Valve unable to control these blockchain-linked costs (passed on from third-party Bitpay), the company anxious that it was leading to "unreasonably high costs for purchasing games when paying with Bitcoin" (though apparently these are costs Bitcoin users as a whole have been willing to shoulder of late).
Cathay Pacific crew witnessed North Korea missile test
The decision comes after Pyongyang's continuous missile tests in the Sea of Japan disregarding worldwide opposition. Federal regulation from 1997 prohibits all US airlines from flying over the Flight Information Region of Pyongyang.
In a blog post on Wednesday, Steam wrote that "In the past few months we've seen an increase in the volatility in the value of Bitcoin and a significant increase in the fees to process transactions on the Bitcoin network".
For example, when customers made product purchases, the transactions were set to a fixed value for Bitcoin - but only for a set amount of time. But in the case of bitcoin, high transaction fees can make those resolutions costly.
The problem stems from the fact that Bitcoin's value is guaranteed only for a short time when making purchases with the cryptocurrency. With the constantly changing price of Bitcoin, the usual method of adding more funds to cover the cost of a game or getting a full refund won't work because of the high fees.
Even if the value of bitcoin were to go up while the user completes the transaction, and Steam has to refund the difference to the user, the transaction fee must be paid by the user again for the refund. But transactions can often take longer than the Bitcoin Network guarantees the value of the currency.
"The amount it can change has been increasing recently to a point where it can be significantly different", the game distributor said.
Steam's original policy was to refund the original payment method back to the buyer or request additional Bitcoin to cover the change in value.
Bitstamp, one of the most established exchanges for cryptocurrency, announced that it would trade Bitcoin Cashin November. The company adds that it may re-evaluate if accepting the cryptocurrency makes sense at a later date.
Group A games will be played in Rome and Baku, while Group B games will take place in Saint Petersburg and Copenhagen. While the full schedule is still to be confirmed by UEFA, the Stadio Olimpico in Rome will stage the opening game.
Trail also appears to cover his head, though the camera only ever shows his eyes from the angle that Boswell holds the recorder. May God allow everlasting rest unto thee. "It's with heavy hearts that we share this most recent update with you all".
The fire erupted near Santa Paula, a city of some 30,000 people about 60 miles (97 kilometers) northwest of Los Angeles. The fire also struck some key transmission lines, knocking out power to tens of thousands of customers.
We were expecting to hear something about this on Thursday night (late Friday here in the UK) during the Game Awards. Bridge Constructor Portal will be released on December 20 for PC, MacOS and Linux as well as smartphones.
In exchange for his plea, federal prosecutors dropped multiple counts of wire fraud, which carry a maximum of 20 years in prison. Judge Cox earlier this year sentenced Volkswagen Engineer James Liang to 40-months in prison.
Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio remains hopeful that Cooper will play, but he'd have to get ramped up in a hurry to do so. Smith believes that the team stands ready to move on this week against the Raiders without Peters.
Watch for last-minute forecast changes; if you are using a forecast more than six hours old, it is bad information. There's a slight chance of snow today before 11 a.m. with the precipitation turning into rain with snow mixed in.
ESPN's Chris Low reported , however, that Sherrer is a name to watch for on Pruitt's prospective staff at Tennessee. In 2007, Pruitt joined Nick Saban's inaugural staff at Alabama under the title director of player personnel.
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Starbucks opens its largest location in China
The Roastery's digital experience is designed by Starbucks and powered by Alibaba Group's scene-recognition technology. In addition, the light jade colouring of the bar was inspired by ancient green clay teapots, Starbucks said.
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Yemen's ex-president's house blown by Houthis
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