The excitement was huge when the news broke that Amazon is about to accept bitcoin as a payment method. The London business newspaper City A.M. announced that Amazon will accept bitcoin as a payment method soon. The newspaper based its article on a source that is an insider at Amazon. According to the source, Amazon will also launch its own cryptocurrency.
But only one day later, Reuters reported that this is not true. According to them, a spokesperson stated:
So, Amazon stated that the rumors around the company accepting bitcoin as a payment method are not true. Still, Amazon is interested in the crypto industry, and they have proven this already.
Very recently, Amazon posted a job opening for a digital currency and blockchain product lead.
All in all: Amazon may have denied the rumors. But the path that Amazon is taking is definitely pro crypto!