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Payments giant Xsolla to begin accepting WAX Tokens

Dec 17, 2017
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WAX is excited to announce that the gaming payments giant Xsolla will begin accepting WAX Tokens as payment on gaming related platforms.

“Partnering with Xsolla creates more demand for the WAX ecosystem,” says William Quigley, CEO, WAX.

Xsolla is a global distributor and publisher of video games, providing its clients of game developers and publishers with advanced technical tools to optimize user acquisition and monetization efforts. Industry leaders like Twitch, Valve, and Ubisoft use Xsolla as do over 2,000 games.

By accepting WAX Tokens, Xsolla will help bring the platform into the mainstream among the 400+ million strong gaming community. Holders of WAX Token will be able to deposit their tokens to Xsolla to pay for in-game digital items. WAX’s near-immediate transaction speed, nominal fees, and smart-contract based functionality make it the ideal payments solution for users of gaming platforms since it’s specifically designed to benefit traders of digital items.

“In our mission of creating a safe, fast and easy environment for gamers to enjoy the game, we are happy to support WAX’s vision of bringing decentralized peer-to- peer skins trading to the masses using cryptocurrency,” said Aleksandr Agapitov, CEO of Xsolla.

In addition to Xsolla, WAX will be accepted in 2017 on the world’s leading marketplace for online video game assets — OPSkins.com. Founded in 2015 by the creators of WAX, OPSkins facilitates the sale of over 2 million virtual items per week and will be WAX’s first customer.

By bringing blockchain technology to the $50 billion digital items trading industry, hundreds of millions of gamers around the world will have a safe, easy and inexpensive platform on which to trade their digital in-game assets known as skins. With the addition of WAX to OPSkins, combined with the integration of WAX into Xsolla, the WAX token and platform will soon be available to millions of gamers trading digital items today on a variety of platforms.

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