eBAY HAS DENIED RUMORS ABOUT ACCEPTING CRYPTOCURRENCY AS A MEANS OF PAYMENT
A representative of eBay denied rumors that the largest platform of online auctions plans to start accepting cryptocurrencies for payment.
“Cryptocurrencies are not accepted as a form of payment on the eBay platform, and this is not part of our payment strategy,” the company representative stressed.
As noted by the co-founder of the trading platform KoinStreet Roshan Mirajkar, in the cryptocurrency industry is quite difficult to distinguish the rumors from this information. Companies like eBay often pay a lot of attention to marketing, but they have problems with direct communication.
“The cryptocurrency industry is getting too big to ignore. But I’m not sure that they know the right way,” said Mirajkar.
In addition, there was information that a large trading platform TD Ameritrade, which holds more than $1.3 billion of assets, is testing the urgent trading of bitcoin and litecoin. This rumor arose against the background of the statement of the President of the company that many clients of the platform are interested in cryptocurrencies. However, the head of TD Ameritrade on digital assets Sunayna Tuteja denied this information:
“At the moment we are not testing these tools. We have a tool called paperMoney that customers can use to test their strategies. It’s a simulation, no real trades.”
Recall that the information about the possible start of accepting cryptocurrencies by the eBay platform appeared after the appearance of banners at the Consensus conference in New York.