Crypto-adaptation: Fortnite Merchandise Store accepts Monero
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Marcus Misiak –
Fortnite Fans can purchase Merchandise for the Online video game with the cryptocurrency Monero (XMR). Bitcoin payments will not be accepted, allegedly due to privacy reasons.
On new year’s day of rumors on the Internet that Fortnite, the world-famous video game “Battle Royale”, had begun to accept Monero (XMR) for merchandise. While Fortnite made no official announcement, the Fans of the video game on Reddit on 1. January. Finally, one of the Core developers of Monero, Riccardo Spagni also confirmed yesterday that Monero was accepted in the Merchandise Shop of Fortnite.
Monero enthusiasts declared that the adaptation of Monero by Fortnite is an extremely positive Signal for the crypto-acceptance, because Fortnite is currently the most popular video game in the world, with more than 200 million registered users.
After further research Spagni also noted that XMR-payments were handled by Globee, a global payment service provider currently accepts Bitcoin (BTC), Litecoin (LTC), Dogecoin (DOGE), Decred (DCR), Ethereum (ETH), XRP and Monero (XMR).
Interestingly, the payment processor limited with this Integration, transactions in crypto-currencies on the XMR. Some Twitter users wondered why Monero from the Fortnite Team has been selected, while Bitcoin is the largest crypto currency was not taken into account by market capitalisation. Riccardo Spagni said in this regard, CCN, Fortnite Bitcoin currently allows because of his “lack of privacy, but you are considering the Lightning Network, because there’s Bitcoin “some” privacy”.
Despite the very positive message it gave but also some of the speeches, the Globee-Integration with a touch of skepticism. So, whether Monero actually be adopted by the Fortnite players, and actually to pay in the Shop is used. At least continuous presence of the Monero logo is a bullish sign.
Video games are the key to crypto Adoption?
Regardless, this is a great beginning for a stronger crypto-adaptation in 2019, when the world’s most popular video game or at least the Merch Store, Monero, even if the Integration is limited to a video game for adolescents and young adults.
Although some are skeptical of the role of video games in society, claimed enthusiasts, many Crypto, that this Form of entertainment could be the key to the use of crypto-currencies around the world. With the rising popularity of micro-transactions and In-Game tokens, like Fortnite’s V-Bucks could trade entstehehen couples with XMR, BTC, and co., and thus Cryptocurrencies gain wider acceptance.