Bitcoin Fascinating, Thinking about Integration says PayPal President

Bitcoin Fascinating, Thinking about Integration says PayPal President

David Marcus, PayPal President stated that the company was thinking a lot about bitcoin. David Marcus, president of EBay Inc.'s PayPal unit, talks about mobile payment security and the prospects for virtual currency bitcoin. He speaks to Guy Johnson on Bloomberg Television's show called "The Pulse". When Guy Johnson questioned PayPal President about what was his vision on bitcoin, David Marcus answered: "I've been spending a lot of time looking at it! And it's truly fascinating actually; the way that the currency has been designed and the way the inflation is built in to pay for miners and....


Related News

PayPal 'thinking about' accepting bitcoins

The president of PayPal says he's intrigued by bitcoin and is thinking about adding the digital currency as a funding instrument for the popular online payments processor. "I've been spending a lot of time looking at it (bitcoin), and it's truly fascinating the way the currency has been designed ... ," David Marcus said in an interview with Bloomberg TV. "For us at PayPal, it's just a question of whether bitcoin will make its way to PayPal's funding instrument or not ... we're kind of thinking about it." Reaction to the announcement within the bitcoin community was generally positive. "It....

PayPal Partners with BitPay, Coinbase, and GoCoin

Once seen as a direct competitor, PayPal has warmed up quite a lot to Bitcoin. Last year, PayPal's president David Marcus stated that his company was "thinking about" bitcoin. Then, just recently, PayPal announced bitcoin integration through one of its smaller projects - Braintree. And today, PayPal has partnered with three major bitcoin payment processors - BitPay, Coinbase, and GoCoin, to allow PayPal's digital goods merchants to accept bitcoin payments. PayPal Payments Hub. The PayPal Payments Hub is the company's alternative payments platform used exclusively for digital goods such as....

Paypal's Future Use Of Bitcoin Is Closer Than You Think

Earlier today, David Marcus (The current President of Paypal) tweeted: To clarify: we have no policies against using PayPal to sell Bitcoin mining rigs. We don't support any currency txn whether fiat or BTC... ...for a host of regulatory issues. But we treat BTC and any FX txn the same way. We're believers in BTC though. Now, when we here at CCN first reported on this happenstance, we were emphasizing David Marcus stating that Paypal is a believer in Bitcoin. I want to take a quick second later to dictate exactly what Paypal being a believer in Bitcoin means (hint, don't get your hopes....

Last Week's Poll Results: PayPal, Digital Currency Integration a Good or Bad Thing?

Can you say landslide? That's the word that possibly most accurately describe's last week's poll. In that poll, we asked: "PayPal integrating digital currency: A good or bad thing?" We thought we might actually have a close race between "yes" and "no", but that wasn't the case at all. In total, there were about 700 votes cast, and a whopping 636 voters (90.86 percent) said that a digital currency integration into the PayPal platform would be considered a good thing. Only 64 people said that such an integration would be bad (9.14 percent). But why in the world would such a thing be....

eBay CEO weighs PayPal bitcoin option

eBay chief executive John Donahoe has confirmed the e-commerce giant is looking at ways to integrate bitcoins into its PayPal payments network. "It's a new disruptive technology, so, yeah, we're looking at bitcoin closely," Donahoe said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. "There may be ways to enable it inside PayPal." eBay hasn't yet made any commitments to use the currency, Donahoe added, comparing the digital currency to early music sharing sites such as Napster. "Virtual currency is something that's here to stay," he said. Last week, PayPal president David Marcus said he was....

Quotes

You'll hear the word 'decentralized' thrown around a lot when talking about Bitcoin. The reason for this is that Bitcoin is a decentralized asset that no one entity has control over. This might not seem important, but think about the people who live in places where that central entity that controls your currency is corrupt or unstable.

Melanie Shapiro, Founder/CEO of Case Wallet, PhD in Consumer Behavior