Roblox Rejects XRP Integration Rumors Fueled by Social Media

Roblox debunks XRP integration claims, shifting the blame to mass media outlets.

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  • Roblox representatives refuted the claims that XRP was added to the game.
  • Blockchain payment processor BitPay erased the tweet hours after posting.
  • XRP, unscathed by the fake news, continues to trade in phased consolidation.

The already complicated relationship between gaming and crypto just got even more convoluted. The online multiplayer gaming heavyweight Roblox has officially denied the news of XRP inclusion as a payment method for in-app purchases.

This misconception was initiated after BitPay, a popular blockchain payments processor, took to Twitter to announce the integration of XRP into Xsolla payments for several supported games, which included Roblox and Smite.

The message from BitPay was deleted several hours later, even though it directly claimed: “You can use your favorite cryptocurrency to buy, play, and enjoy gaming like never before.” In a response to another media outlet, BitPay’s Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Bill Zielke explained, “There was an error in the tweet.”

No XRP in Roblox: Company Debunks Social Media Claims

The inaccurate claims about XRP’s inclusion in one of the most popular online games have spread across social media through Monday, ignited by crypto influencers sharing the rumor on X. For example, Scott Melker, a popular crypto trader with 912,000 followers, shared a post titled “Roblox + Ripple? Major gaming company integrates XRP.”

After a quick test of the currently available payment methods on Roblox’s official website, DailyCoin discovered that American players can use credit cards, debit cards, gift cards, and several popular third-party payment processors, Venmo, PayPal, and Klarna.

The partnering third-party processor Xsolla also distanced itself from yesterday’s controversial tweet from BitPay. Thankfully, the false rumors have left XRP untouched. The high-profile altcoin carries on to trade in phased consolidation at $0.4899 at the time of publication, according to CoinGecko.

On The Flipside

  • According to multiple crypto enthusiasts on Twitter, XRP and Roblox shaking hands was nothing more than a publicity stunt.
  • The same crypto enthusiasts argue that only a small portion of everyday Roblox players hold the veteran altcoin.

Why This Matters

Roblox is a popular multiplayer game with around 205 million active monthly users.

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Tadas Klimaševskis is a Lithuanian journalist at DailyCoin, specializing in covering the lighter side of the crypto industry such as memecoins and pop culture in the metaverse. He has experience as a music artist, English language teacher, and freelance writer, and uses his creative writing skills to summarize valuable information in his work. He is also a strong believer in the potential of blockchain and spends his free time listening to music, traveling, and watching basketball games.