Amazon Exec Says Company Decided Against Accepting Bitcoin

Amazon Exec Says Company Decided Against Accepting Bitcoin

Amazon is not interested in embracing bitcoin, but it is looking into new digital payment services, possibly a service developed in-house, a new report suggests. The company's payments head Tom Taylor told Re/code that Amazon did indeed consider bitcoin, but eventually decided that there was not enough interest in the technology for Amazon to benefit from adopting it. Said Taylor: "Obviously, it gets a lot of press and we have considered it, but we're not hearing from customers that it's right for them, and don't have any plans within Amazon to engage bitcoin." Amazon's revenue in 2013 was....


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The decision to bring virtual currency within the scope of our regulatory framework should be viewed by those who respect and obey the basic rule of law as a positive development for this sector. It recognizes the innovation virtual currencies provide, and the benefits they might offer society.

Jennifer Shasky Calvery, the director of the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Ne