About a month ago independent developer Tiny Build made a bold accusation.
They claimed that a company called G2A was "facilitating a fraud-fueled economy" by allowing digital game keys purchased with stolen credit cards to be sold secondhand online.
What followed was an ugly public confrontation between the two organizations.
In the last few weeks, G2A has seemingly made concessions in favor of developers by agreeing to, among other things, offer a form of royalty payments.
Since Polygon began covering the story, G2A has even made changes in how it verifies the the identity of its users.
Now G2A wants to set the record straight about its business practices.
It offered up the company’s chief executive officer, Bartosz Skwarczek, for an interview.
In order to make sense of the whole story, Polygon also reached out to several experts in the international payments industry.
Here’s what we learned about digital goods, the gray market and G2A’s place in it all.
One of the first points, and perhaps the most important, that Skwarczek wanted to make is that G2A is no longer a seller of digital goods, gray market or otherwise.
He said that for a long time they were, among other things, a retailer of digital goods.
But as of today G2A does not maintain its own inventory.