Not Yet: Amazon Denies Rumours on Plans to Accept Bitcoin
An Amazon spokesperson has said that the earlier reports of the company planning to accept Bitcoin and to investigate the issuance of its own token next year are false.
This isn’t just going through the motions to set up cryptocurrency payment solutions at some point in the future – this is a fullon, well-discussed, integral part of the future mechanism of how Amazon will work. […] It begins with Bitcoin – this is the key first stage of this crypto project, and the directive is coming from the very top… Jeff Bezos himself.
Notwithstanding our interest in the space, the speculation that has ensued around our specific plans for cryptocurrencies is not true. We remain focused on exploring what this could look like for customers shopping on Amazon.