Roblox Denies XRP Integration Amid False Claims

Roblox Denies XRP Integration Amid False Claims

Roblox, a widely popular user-generated gaming platform, has refuted assertions of its intention to accept XRP, the cryptocurrency affiliated with Ripple. Roblox' disclosure comes after several crypto news outlets reported yesterday that the platform has "integrated" with Ripple's XRP for payments through a partnership with BitPay.

The dispute arose following a tweet from BitPay, a payment processor, which suggested that XRP could be used for payments in Roblox and other supported games via Xsolla. However, BitPay later deleted the tweet, citing an error, despite saying that future announcements would be made regarding payment integrations for gaming platforms.

“There was an error in the tweet. We will have more tweets about merchants accepting crypto in the near future. Stay tuned," shares BitPay CMO Bill Zielke.

BitPay has not clarified or specified whether this does include Roblox.

On the contrary, Roblox's response was swift and categorical, dismissing any notion of supporting XRP payments. A Roblox spokesperson clarified that while Xsolla serves as one of the platform's payment providers, Roblox does not facilitate transactions involving cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin or XRP. The removal of BitPay's tweet was attributed to its inaccurate content. The prospect here is invariably clear, though, given the rise of Web3 gaming and metaverse platforms in recent years, creating blockchain-powered digital environments for online interaction.

In practical terms, a simple examination of Robux purchases on Roblox's website shows that the platform exclusively accommodates traditional payment methods within the United States. These options encompass credit cards, debit cards, gift cards, PayPal, Venmo, Klarna, CVS Pharmacy payments, and Paysafecards.

Xsolla, the tech firm mentioned in the initial tweet, affirmed its provision of diverse payment solutions for developers to employ across different platforms, with BitPay being just one of these options. Notably, Xsolla explicitly stated that it had no involvement in BitPay's deleted post. The company has a track record of offering payment solutions to notable gaming industry players, including Valve, Twitch, Epic Games, and Krafton.

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