Nexon America, a video game publisher that specializes in online games for PC and mobile and maintains over 100 titles added crypto as a payment method.
Users will be able to feature purchase items in many Nexon franchises including MapleStory, KartRider, Mabinogi, Vindictus, V4, and many more with Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Dogecoin, Litecoin, Wrapped BTC, Binance USD, Dai, Gemini Dollar, Paxos Standard, and USD Coin.
Player wallets and transactions will be managed by BitPay. Players can purchase items at values set by Nexon and choose from multiple forms of payment including US dollars and cryptocurrencies.
Nexon America Says:
Effective immediately, Nexon will begin accepting cryptocurrency for in-game transactions.
Nexon America General Manager Kenny Chang said:
“Nexon listens closely to feedback from our players, including the many who have requested we include cryptocurrencies as a form of in-game payment, Effective immediately we are pleased to offer this innovative payment feature for our players.”
Stephen Pair, CEO of BitPay said:
“BitPay sees the massive audience of online game players as pioneers in living life on crypto, Our agreement with Nexon America to manage crypto payments for in-game items will deliver a great experience for players.”
Adding crypto payment is connected to Nexon’s bitcoin holdings, and the company will not acquire or hold cryptocurrencies related to this initiative.
In April Nexon purchased 1,717 bitcoins for approximately $100 million.