eBay preps cryptocurrencies move, ads suggest

eBay preps cryptocurrencies move, ads suggest

eBay is readying support for virtual currencies and digital collectables, new promotional adverts have hinted.

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The ads were spotted at the Consensus conference, taking place this week. in New York. They have yet to be confirmed by eBay, but, if legitimate, the move would be a huge boost for the cryptocurrencies space, opening it up to millions of buyers.

This is getting serious

A couple of years back, Senior VP of eBay Americas, Scott Cutler, said the company was very interested in Bitcoin payments.

“This is a trend that everybody is talking about, but sadly we don’t currently accept Bitcoin as a form of payment,” he commented. “We’re seriously considering it as these cryptocurrencies become more of a mainstream payment instrument, but we’re not quite there yet.”

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