As per the latest reports, eBay, which is one of the largest online marketplaces, has made an electrifying announcement for its users. The announcement made by eBay is as electrifying for its users as it is for the entire cryptocurrency community.
eBay has revealed that it is considering the option of offering cryptocurrencies to its users in the form of payment methods. The tech giant has expressed the same kind of interest in the non-fungible tokens (NFTs) sector.
Jamie Iannone, the chief executive officer (CEO) of eBay shared the company’s intention and goal in regards to crypto-NFT adoption, during an interview at CNBC on May 3rd, 2021.
Iannone stated that eBay has been monitoring the cryptocurrencies closely and is well aware of how much progress the platform has observed. Therefore, the platform will be putting in extra effort to understand how cryptocurrencies work.
Their aim is to look into all the options to establish how it can adopt cryptocurrencies and then offer them to the users. The firm has revealed that apart from allowing crypto-payments, the platform is also highly interested in non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
For now, eBay is aiming to bring in more exposure and stability into cryptocurrencies. For that purpose, the platform aims to offer cryptocurrency and NFT services in some really convenient environments.
He claimed that over the course of time, the best thing ever happened to eBay was that people have started believing in it. The platform is now highly trusted among other online marketplaces and this recent move would take it to the next level.
eBay has the reputation of keeping up with the trends and the public’s demand. This is the reason why it is constantly making changes to its products and services and continues adding new features. All of this is to ensure that the users always benefit from the latest technology, services, and features.
Since the beginning of 2021, the non-fungible token (NFT) industry has been trending. Therefore, it is really important for eBay to go ahead and start offering that to the users as soon as possible.
Iannone stated that although not entirely, but some part of the non-fungible tokens (NFTs) had been transacted through the platform already. However, eBay had not taken it to the next level and simplified it to the point where it was easier for sellers and buyers.
Some users are already using eBay in order to auction cryptocurrencies. Some have already tried selling Bitcoin (BTC) through the platform and eBay imposed no restrictions on that.
Iannone stated that they have been considering it for several years and hopefully, this would be the perfect time for eBay to introduce Bitcoin and other major cryptocurrencies to the users.