— Monero || #xmr (@monero) January 1, 2019
Riccardo Spagni (also known as Fluffypony), the lead developer of Monero, took to Twitter too:
Too cool: the Fortnite merch store (https://t.co/KNL4IFCFHk) lets you pay in Monero, so now you can purchase that sweet Durrr Burger onesie without your friends / family / coworkers judging you. https://t.co/XYs1NjGvGp
— Riccardo Spagni (@fluffypony) January 1, 2019
The call to make Monero the sole cryptocurrency to use is an interesting one, owing to the fact that Fortnite users have been targeted by malicious hackers coupled with how Monero is often choice for cryptojacking.
Despite this, the news that the retail company is opting to allow payments in cryptocurrency is positive for the industry and the more adoption we see from companies with a following such as Fortnite, the more attention cryptocurrencies gain as a whole.
At present, Monero is trading at a 6.15% increase in day-on-day trading and is now valued at $48.99 USD per token.