Amazon is using first class e-Commerce Technology for years. Is Bitcoin their next step?
The rumors from the Silicon Valley are condensing: e-Commerce Titan Amazon would like to allow Bitcoin as a means of payment. That would be a milestone for digital money. The online giant Amazon could soon permit the Bitcoin crypt as a means of payment. Corresponding rumors have gathered in recent weeks in Silicon Valley, California. Voices are coming from the environment of innovative finance companies, so-called fintechs, based on information from the investor, book author and start-up founder James Altucher.
The often well-informed large investor had already expressed the expectation in his Report weeks ago that Amazon could already announce the move to the presentation of balance sheet figures on Thursday this week. Amazon would be the first Global ecommerce Company to accept a software-based virtual currency as a means of payment. Fintech circles in the American Silicon Valley now supported this speculation. Even if the date in October could not be held, the Bitcoin introduction is expected to be timely, it said. It would be a milestone, not just for Bitcoin, but for digital money as a whole. The spread of large-scale cryptic payments could have far-reaching implications for the banking sector and the financial sector in general. Amazon could position itself as an innovation leader. At the request of the newspaper, Amazon had a clear denial: “No announcement was made on the subject of your inquiry,” a company spokesman explained. It is usual at Amazon, “they only express new ecommerce products or services, if they are usable for their customers – but they do not want to participate in any speculation until then”.
Industry recognizers believe the rumors are still valid. “I see no reason why Amazon should not allow Bitcoins as a means of payment,” said Oliver Flaskämper, head of Bitcoin Germany. The US technology expert could thus position himself as an innovation leader, while at the same time the risk of exchange rate risks with the buyer. “It is already possible to buy at Amazon and pay with Bitcoins via service providers” explains Flaskämper, who runs the largest German trading site for crypto sciences. Many Service providers take Bitcoins, exchange them in euros or dollars and pay the ordered goods at the online dealer. That’s why Amazon could decide to make a detour via a service provider superfluous.