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Fortnite merchandise store now accepts Monero as payment

Popular battle royale video game Fortnite is now accepting Monero as a form of payment on their merchandise store, powered by GloBee

It has been revealed that Fortnite’s merchandise store is now accepting Monero as a form of payment, with transactions going through global crypto-friendly payment processor GloBee.

Fornite is a ‘battle royale’ game developed by Epic Games that has gained massive popularity in the gaming world since 2017. The game became so popular that it has its own merchandise store where people can purchase clothing.

The move was announced on Twitter by Monero developer Riccardo Spagni, the lead maintainer of the Monero blockchain project.

Riccardo Spagni posted on Twitter making fun of the situation, noting, “Now you can purchase that sweet Durrr Burger onesie without your friends / family / coworkers judging you.” This is likely a nod from Spagni to Monero’s philosophies on privacy.

One of the photos Spagni tweeted depicts how the Monero payments are routed through GloBee, a global crypto-friendly payment processor. GloBee actually supports multiple cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, Litecoin, Dogecoin, Ethereum, and Ripple. However, as of right now, only Monero is accepted by the Fortnite merchandise store.

This move could potentially be a big catalyst for further integration of crypto into the video game world. For instance, in-game currencies have been on the rise for a while. One example of this is Fortnite’s ‘V-Bucks,’ which are used to purchase in-game items. In-game currencies are controversial, particularly with games that are popular with children since it ingrains a ‘pay to win’ mentality which is often funded by their parents.

However, in the world of crypto, there are coins known as ‘non-fungible tokens,’ or NFTs for short. An NFT is a special cryptographic token which is unique and not interchangeable. The implementation of NFTs into games could rival in-game currencies, providing yet another crypto payment option. However, this is just speculation. But with Monero’s inclusion to Fortnite, it is a new avenue going forwards for cryptocurrencies.

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