The Latest Twitch Plays Pokémon Requires Bitcoin

By now, most people have heard of Twitch Plays Pokémon at some point or another due to its overwhelming popularity and hilarious outcomes helped in part to frequently massive amounts of users all trying to play at once. Those unfamiliar need only know it’s an attempt at a live chat trying to play classic Pokémon games while simultaneously putting in control inputs to try and finish the campaign. The latest iteration, however, is moving a lot slower this time around.

The reason for that is the inclusion of quite literal pay-to-play features, but not with just any money, but instead bitcoin. Those who want to participate can only do so by paying a set amount of cryptocurrency to continue for each move they make. It’s a unique take on the Twitch Plays genre, and will likely be slow moving for quite some time, but those curious enough that want to watch the slow action can check it out right here.