One of the big trending topics of the current time is undoubtedly crypto currencies. The digital currencies have experienced a strong upswing, not least spurred on by prominent personalities such as Elon Musk and his electric car company Tesla, and in some cases have increased enormously in value. This is especially true for Bitcoin, but Ethereum is also becoming more and more valuable and even the digital fun currency Dogecoin, which was developed as a parody of crypto currencies, has meanwhile achieved a noteworthy value. In keeping with the spirit of the times, those responsible at the eBay online marketplace are now also thinking about it in the future accept digital cryptocurrencies as a means of payment.

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Pay with Bitcoin on eBay

EBay CEO Jamie Iannone recently spoke to financial broadcaster CNBC on the subject. “We continue to look for other options such as cryptocurrencies,” it said. As early as 2013, the then eBay boss John Donahoe predicted a successful future for cryptocurrencies and openly thought about accepting Bitcoin on eBay.

When is crypto coming to eBay?

EBay already supports numerous payment methods. In addition to the classic credit or debit card, these are, for example, PayPal, Apple Pay, Google Pay, instant transfers via Klarna, classic bank transfers, direct debit, cash on delivery, cash on delivery and other online payment methods such as allpay.net, CertaPay, nochex, com or Xoom.

In this already long list, cryptocurrency could also be added as a further option in the future. Most likely, however, eBay will then precisely define the usable currencies and initially limit itself to “the big ones”, for example Bitcoin and Ethereum.

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