Most of us do not realize what a great impact computer games can have on various sectors of the economy, including finances. Is there a real chance that soon we will be using cryptocurrencies for in-game payments?
Fortnite and cryptocurrenciesFrom 26th to 28th of July, the Fortnite World Cup took place in New York. Fortnite is a well-known multiplayer computer game. The championship was won by 16-year-old Kyle "Bugha" Geiersdorf, and the main prize was as much as $3 million - this amount is three times the size of the Tiger Woods' prize when he won the gold championship. According to Travis Kling, founder of the Ikigai hedge fund, transfer of huge amounts of money that circulate in the gaming world into cryptocurrency platforms is just a matter of time.
This is *massive* fiat currency surrounding a digital world. These digital worlds themselves have massive fiat economies existing inside them. The next step of the (Means of Exchange) itself being digitally native is not a long put.- Kling on Twitter. This optimistic view came just a few days after the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) gave the green light to a gaming startup based on blockchain supposed to sell Ether (ETH) cryptocurrency.