eBay Says It’s Open To Accepting Cryptocurrencies In Future, Exploring NFTs

eBay Says It’s Open To Accepting Cryptocurrencies In Future, Exploring NFTs
Published on May 04, 2021 at 12:10AM
EBay is open to the possibility of accepting cryptocurrency as a form of payment in the future and is looking at ways to get non-fungible tokens (NFTs) on its platform, the company said on Monday. Reuters reports: “We are always looking at the most relevant forms of payment and will continue to assess that going forward. We have no immediate plans, but it (cryptocurrency) is something we are keeping an eye on,” eBay said in a statement to Reuters. In an interview with CNBC, Chief Executive Officer Jamie Iannone said that accepting virtual currency was an option the company was looking at.

EBay, which disappointed investors with a weak second-quarter profit forecast last week, said it was looking at a “number of ways” to get into the NFT space. NFTs, a type of digital asset that exists on a blockchain, have exploded in popularity this year, with NFT artworks selling for millions of dollars and musicians such as the Kings of Leon rock group embracing them for their latest album. “We’re exploring opportunities on how we can enable it (NFTs) on eBay in an easy way,” Iannone said on CNBC. “Everything that’s collectible has been on eBay for decades and will continue to be for the next few decades.”

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