If you own a Kindle Fire, you’re now $5 richer — sort of.
Amazon on Monday rolled out Amazon Coins, a virtual currency for Kindle Fire, by giving all registered users of the device 500 free coins, each of which is valued at $0.01. The currency, which Amazon first teased in February, can currently be used to buy games, apps and in-app purchases
In total, Amazon says it has added “tens of millions of dollars” in Amazon Coins to the accounts of Kindle Fire customers — if you’re eligible, you should have received an email notification.
Amazon isn’t the first Internet company to introduce a virtual currency for its customers. Facebook launched Credits for buying gifts on the social network, but eventually killed off the currency in 2012 Read more…