Ebay mulls letting users pay in Bitcoin

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Cryptocurrency is one of the new payment options that EBay is exploring for customers, said CEO Jamie Lannone.

In an interview with CNBC, Lannone said the e-commerce company is also looking into ways to get into the business of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) – unique tokens stored on blockchain that have recently become popular with entertainment companies.

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NFTs can be issued by anyone, but they are scarce as each token is unique and shows ownership of a particular asset – virtual or tangible.

Bitcoin is the world’s most popular cryptocurrency and a Bitcoin is currently worth almost $ 58,000.

If EBay implements the plans, it will be one of the first companies in the world to offer cryptocurrency as a means of payment and, together with Tesla and WeWork, accept cryptocurrency in exchange for goods or services.