Developers M2E-STEPN project added the possibility of direct payment via Apple Pay for users of iOS devices.
STEPN Integrates Apple Pay 🍎
We are thrilled to announce that #STEPN is the first blockchain gaming app to secure a landmark integration with Apple Pay, breaking down the barrier to entry for Web3 💫
How it works ⤵️ [1/6] pic.twitter.com/wCeVzjLoHE
— STEP | Public Beta Phase VI (@Stepnofficial) May 22, 2023
To purchase NFT sneakers, you need to buy special credits – “sparks” – in the application, which are then exchanged for non-fungible tokens. 10 “sparks” are equivalent to one dollar.
“This is a very, very big step. Nothing like this has ever been done before. We say internally that this is the most significant event happening in cryptocurrencies and not many people know about it,” said STEPN COO Shiti Mangani in an interview. The Block.
The update also brings functional and interface improvements to the Mooar NFT marketplace launched by STEPN developers in November 2022. iPhone users will be able to directly access the marketplace without leaving the app, according to the announcement.
A spokesman for the project added that Apple’s 30% commission is “far from ideal,” but the integration will provide an opportunity to attract more people to the project.
“Working with Apple has been one of the best things that has happened to our app. But for every approval, we got many, many rejections. [Интеграция] took us months,” added the COO.
Built on top of the Solana and BNB Chain networks, STEPN gained popularity in the spring of 2021. It allows you to receive rewards in GST and GMT for walking or running. To do this, users need to purchase sneakers in the form of NFTs.
Against the backdrop of the news, GMT in the moment rose by almost 10% to $0.3054. Later, the asset rate corrected to $0.2834.
Recall that in May, the blockchain game Axie Infinity became available in the App Store. So far, the application can only be downloaded in Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Mexico, Venezuela, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam.
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