The Ripple (XRP) community has approached Skype, a telecommunications app that focuses on providing voice and video calls between devices, on integrating XRP into their platform. The constant requests from the XRP community allegedly compelled Skype to share the matter with other departments within the firm. One of the members of the XRP community tweeted:
The era of the Internet of Value is knocking at the door… My idea is to implement micropayments in Skype. Allow us to buy SkypeCredits with XRpTipBot , allow us to send micropayments on Skype chat as well.
He added that the XRPtipbot is already available for a number of social networking platforms, including Telegram, Twitter and Reddit. For this reason, it is quite easy to integrate into Skype.
Skype responds to the tweet
Somewhat unexpected the Skype’s official account answered:
“Hi. Thanks for sharing this idea. Cryptocurrency micropayments sound really cool right. Like any other leading technology company, Microsoft is already testing blockchain. Although I don’t have any information about cryptocurrency adoption for Skype or any other MS product, please keep a containing supporting this idea. I will share it with our teams.”
If the above comment is anything to go by, it’s clear that the team behind the Skype platform is interested in ParisbyDavid’s idea. However, it is worth noting that Skype is just one of the many units within Microsoft. Therefore, the integration of XRP into Skype will need to be approved by Microsoft, which may take several months.
Ripple has been working on expanding its network of partners partner and boosting the adoption of XRP. Early this year, the blockchain firm launched a program dubbed ‘RippleNet Accelerator.’ The program focuses on offering financial incentives to institutions that contribute to the promotion of Ripple Payment system. The blockchain firm invested $300 million in this program.