Roblox, an online game platform with more than 200 million monthly active users, now accepts XRP as a payment method. The announcement was made on BitPay’s Twitter on Oct. 17.
News Alert @Xsolla now accepts XRP(@Ripple) with BitPay as a payment method for their games, such as @Smitegame and @Roblox. You can use your favorite cryptocurrency to buy, play, and enjoy gaming like never before.#BitPay #crypto #Smite #Xsolla #Roblox pic.twitter.com/NAg2EyOVGM
— BitPay (@BitPay) October 17, 2023
XRP as a payment option is now supported by the company, which manages the in-game payments in Roblox, a Los Angeles-based Xsolla. BitPay will act as a partner, responsible for the seamless connection with crypto wallets.
Available on all mainstream platforms, such as Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, Xbox One and PlayStation 4, Roblox counts 65.5 million daily active users, 44% of whom are under the age of 13. Roblox users spent around $773 million on the in-game purchases in Q1 2023.
Xsolla has been quite active in its efforts to integrate crypto into its payment system. In August 2022, it partnered with automated crypto management platform Coinchange Financials Inc. and live-streaming social Web3 platform TradeZing to develop a non-fungible tokens (NFTs) payment solution. In August 2023, it joined forces with Crypto.com to integrate the latter’s checkout solution into Xsolla’s Pay Station platform.
The partnership between Xsolla and BitPay goes back as far as 2014 when the service started to accept payments in BTC. In Sept. 2023, BitPay and Xsolla rolled out PayPal USD (PYUSD) payments for merchants and consumers.