Ebay is now considering allowing customers to use bitcoin for payment for both eBay and PayPal, sources inside the company told CNBC.
The company hasn’t yet made a decision, and is waiting for the regulatory framework to become clearer before it makes a final call, the sources told CNBC. Next month, eBay US and eBay UK will allow its customers to buy and sell bitcoins for the first time.
A spokesman for eBay said: “The growth of alternative currencies like bitcoin have the potential to be disruptive technologies but they are all still in the early stages of development. We’re closely following this area and look forward to seeing how it develops.”
The company’s interest in the digital currency is documented. PayPal’s CEO David Marcus recently tweeted: “We treat BTC and any FX the same way. We’re believers in BTC though.”