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Fortnite Merch Store Opens Monero Spending Channel

ยท 03 Jan 2019 in Crypto News
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The Fortnite Merch Store is currently accepting Monero (XMR) for its brand merchandising. The information was released by Riccardo Spagni, the founder of the popular virtual currency, a few days ago on Twitter. Monero is one of the most popular privacy coins in the market.

Monero Accepted as a Means of Payment at Fortnite Merch Store

Now, it is possible to pay using Monero at Fortnite merch store. This would allow Fortnite players and crypto supporters to combine both passions in a very simple way. Fortnite is one of the most popular games in the market right now.

Riccardo Spagni wrote:

“Too cool: the Fortnite merch store (merch.fortnite.com) lets you pay in Monero, so now you can purchase that sweet Durrr Burger onesie without your friends / family / coworkers judging you. Obviously, you have to go through the regular checkout, don’t use Apple Pay or PayPal’s checkout.”

The tweet uploaded by Riccardo Spagni received several comments. Among them, some important individuals asked for more information about the decision to add support to Monero. For example, Samantha Chang, a journalist, and editor, asked why the company did not add support for Bitcoin (BTC) as well.

Spagni answered that the intention was to add Monero that offers more privacy to users. However, he said that they are also considering Lightning Network (LN) payments because it provides more privacy to users. The Lightning Network is the main scaling solution for Bitcoin that developers are currently working on. In this way, Bitcoin will be able to process hundreds of transactions without congesting the main network.

At the same time, Spagni said that the store provider is very interested in LN and they are trying to offer support for it as well. The payments are processed using the Globee platform, which is popular among merchants that want to accept virtual currencies. Other digital assets supporter by Globee are Dogecoin (DOGE), XRP, Ethereum (EH) Litecoin and Bitcoin.

Monero provides better privacy features than many other digital assets in the market. There are other privacy coins available such as ZCash (ZEC) or Bitcoin Private (BTCP). In the near future, Tron (TRX) will be trying to add privacy features to its network. This would allow users to safeguard their information related to the payments they make. Litecoin (LTC) is another virtual currency that is currently analysing the possibility to add other privacy features.

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At the time of writing, Monero is the 13th largest digital asset in the market. Each XMR coin can be purchased for $51 and it has a market cap of $864 million.

Monero is one of the most exciting blockchain and cryptocurrency projects out there. As we wrote, Monero XMR is the best privacy coin on the market right now. You can read about Monero’s bulletproof update and our Monero XMR Price Prediction article as well.

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