Amazon is a dead cert to launch its own cryptocurrency, according to Changpeng ‘CZ’ Zhao, founder and CEO of crypto exchange Binance.
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He made the prediction whilst conversing with people who responded to a tweet bemoaning the lack of Bitcoin et al-friendly online businesses. Amazon, always keen to push boundaries, may well go down this road, although not in the near future as it has bigger tech fish to fry right now (e.g. drones, delivery robots and cashierless stores).
But where the e-commerce giant dares to tread, many others follow, which would make for interesting times, lest we forget that control freak governments really don't want mass crypto adoption to happen, as Phillip Nunn, CEO, Wealth Chain Capital points out.
Bring it on, we say.