Correction: This article originally stated that the XRP cryptocurrency is available for in-game payments in Roblox and Smite through the payment processor BitPay. Roblox has denied the report and BitPay has since deleted its announcement on X.

Roblox, a popular online game with an average of 65.5 million daily active users, has denied claims that players can use the XRP cryptocurrency for in-game payments, Decrypt reported on Wednesday.

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Fast Facts

  • On Tuesday, BitPay, an Atlanta-based payments processor, announced on X (formerly Twitter) that Xsolla, the in-game payments manager for popular online games Roblox and Smite, has begun accepting XRP as a payment method through BitPay, allowing players to use the token as a payment method in Xsolla’s games.
  • BitPay has since deleted the tweet. The company also reportedly told Decrypt that the deleted tweet contained an error.
  • “While Xsolla is one of Roblox’s payment providers, we do not enable cryptocurrencies including Ripple on the platform,” Roblox confirmed in a statement shared with Forkast. “BitPay’s social post that most articles are referencing is inaccurate and has been removed.”

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