In a move that may put XMR in the hands of more gamers, monero has become the exclusive cryptocurrency accepted in Fortnite’s merch store.
According to a screenshot posted on Reddit by u/Foen08, Fortnite players can purchase merch with a credit card, PayPal or with XMR through GloBee, a cryptocurrency payment platform. Monero linked to the Reddit post in a tweet from its official account.
Screenshot via Reddit.
Through the store, Fortnite enthusiasts can buy onesies and T-shirts with logos and game characters on them. When electing to pay with monero, customers are redirected to GloBee’s website, where they can scan a QR code or manually copy a provided wallet address. They would then open their own cryptocurrency wallet and send their monero to the provided address.
Since its introduction in July 2017, Fortnite has become one of the most popular video games of all time, with some reports indicating that over 200 million gamers around the world have registered on it. It is also widely credited with the recent growth in popularity of streamers, like Ninja, and the rise of esports.
Given that popularity, this announcement may put XMR in the hands of a whole new crop of crypto enthusiasts.
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