Just as 2017 was the year of cryptocurrency, 2018 was the year of Fortnite. And now those two worlds are colliding. Recently word spread that the Fortnite merchandise store is accepting Monero (and XMR alone) as a form of payment.

Monero Accepted At Fortnite Merchandise Store

Fornite became immensely popular last year, enough to open up Retail Row, an official supporting retail store. And while some are questioning the choice (XMR has previously been subject to crypto jacking), it’s an overall win for the crypto space. After all, the more crypto adoption from universally recognized companies, the more traction the crypto industry will gain, not to mention the attention individual virtual currencies will gain.

Monero (XMR) broke the news on January 1st, 2019, via Twitter. The tweet garnered 183 retweets and 659 likes.


Many were in favor of the news.

Things to Note

For those who want to purchase Fornite merchandise using Monero (XMR), Riccardo Spagni says you have to “go to the regular checkout,” and not to use “Apple Pay or PayPal’s checkout.”

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Impacts on XMR

Two days after the news was announced, XMR is down 3.97%. However, that might not have anything to do with the news, as the majority of cryptocurrencies are in the red zone today, January 3rd, 2019.

Source: CoinMarketCap

The Takeaway

Whether you are a fan of Monero (XMR) and Fortnite or not, it’s difficult to argue that this isn’t a monumental move for the crypto space. After what was a relatively dismal year for the industry (in comparison to 2017), this integration may be what the industry needs. And who knows, maybe other official stores will follow in Fortnite/Retail Row’s footsteps.

What do you think? Are you going to purchase any merchandise? Moreover, would you have rathered Retail Row accept virtual currencies like Bitcoin (BTC) or Ripple (XRP)? Let us know what you think in the comments below! And happy gaming!

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