Microsoft’s intentions to add crypto wallet support to Xbox One have been revealed in a leak
Microsoft has plans to add crypto wallet support to its Xbox device, according to recently released docs.
The Xbox plan for May 2022 includes cryptocurrency wallet compatibility, according to internal papers uploaded on the gaming community ResetEra. However, no information was provided on the nature of this pending merger.
According to Xbox boss Phil Spencer, The leak was caused by the FTC suing Microsoft. After the FTC opposed Microsoft’s $69 million purchase of Activision Blizzard, the company accidentally included stolen papers in its filings.
A gyro controller, a disc-less Xbox Series X, and even a next-gen hybrid Xbox in 2028 were reportedly mentioned in the hacked papers, as were important discussions between Xbox officials.
Spencer made an attempt at humor in light of the disclosure by saying that certain plans had already been altered. It was his words:
“Lots of things have changed, and there’s a lot to be happy about now and in the future. It’s hard to see our team’s work shared in this way.”
The crypto community is still upbeat despite Spencer’s hint that the company’s goals may have been altered.
There has been some talk that this integration may pave the way for new applications of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
It’s worth noting that until Microsoft confirms such integration, any predictions of its effects should be taken with a grain of salt. Nonetheless, the positive reaction from the crypto community highlights the necessity of established tech corporations accepting the new business.
Microsoft’s crypto industry partnerships grew in August with the addition of Aptos Labs, the creators of the layer1 blockchain network Aptos (APT). The collaboration’s end goal is to improve the web3 ecosystem’s functionality.