This week has not been the most positive in terms of news from the crypto space. We also had the Ethereum classic hack and it has been said that the Fortnite story from 2 days ago may be false. Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney has stated that reports that the game will be accepting Monero are incorrect. Monero developer Riccardo Spagni tweeted a few days ago (2nd January) that Fortnite would be accepting Monero for merchandise.
Tim Sweeny himself then took to Twitter to dispel the rumours by saying that the tweet was accidental and the Monero payment option was enabled by mistake. He went on to say “Many of us at Epic are big fans of the decentralized computing tech underlying cryptocurrency, however, a lot more work is needed on volatility and fraud-proofing before bringing it to such a broad audience that includes younger gamers.”
Well, it is a shame for crypto enthusiasts that Fornite are not accepting Monero as a payment option as it would have been a massive coup for the whole industry. There are currently 80 million monthly players and the Co. could earn $3 billion mostly from Fortnite this year. Also, Epic are waiting to see if they are able to gain a license to accept revenue in China’s mass market once this has been achieved if Crypto payments where to be accepted it would be a massive milestone.