eBay Might Be Warming Up to Bitcoin
(Computerworld) Auction giant eBay wants to know how you feel about Bitcoin.
An undated post on eBay’s Deals blog titled “What’s the Deal with Bitcoins Anyway” featured a two-minute video encapsulating many of the pros and cons of the virtual currency.
Accompanying text next to the video reads: “The jury’s still out on whether bitcoins will become ubiquitous and stand the test of time, or whether new innovations might eventually take their place. What do you think? Are bitcoins the real deal?”
When queried, an eBay spokeswoman said the company has not changed its payment policies. “The video is strictly informational,” she said via email. The post indicates that one of the largest e-commerce vendors is taking notice of Bitcoin, which has been gaining traction with smaller online merchants but has been hampered by ongoing concerns over regulation.