The official shop of the online game Fortnite Retail Row began to accept payments in cryptocurrency Monero (XMR). This was stated by the representatives of Monero on Twitter.
Fortnite is a game in the genre of survival simulator, developed by the American company Epic Games. The release of the game took place in 2017, and today the number of players in Fortnite exceed 125 million worldwide. In October, during the latest round of funding, Epic Games was estimated at more than $15 billion.
In store Retail Row fans Fortnite can buy clothes with symbols of the game. Processing cryptocurrency payments will company GloBee. Despite the fact that the system allows retailers to accept payments in bitcoin (BTC), Lytkina (LTC), Ripple (XRP) and XMR, a shop Fortnite will only support Monero. In addition to the cryptocurrency of options in Retail Row also available traditional payment methods, including credit cards and PayPal.
In October Fortnite appeared in the center of the scandal cryptocurrency: bitcoin wallets players were attacked by hackers using malware. Malicious code was embedded in the “trainer” app designed to change the game settings. After the user downloaded and installed a “trainer”, the program has received access to personal data and, accordingly, bitcoin wallets of players. Fraudulent “trainers” attackers promoted on the YouTube channels.
Interestingly, the cryptocurrency XMR is also quite often becomes the target of fraudulent actions. In June, the company Palo Alto Networks found that about 5% of all in circulation Monero was mined using cryptogamia (eng. cryptojacking). Cryptocaryon is a type of fraud attacks, when hackers embed into sites mining scripts that produce the cryptocurrency to the user’s computers without their knowledge. The fall of the Monero community has announced the launch of the website Monero Malware Response designed to reduce the level of fraud with cryptocurrency. The site contains information about how to remove computer malware, mining XMR.