In a recent interview published Feb. 27, Ebay President and CEO Jamie Iannone discussed the possibility of accepting digital currency and irreplaceable token (NFT) sales on the online auction site. look at all of these things, including payments, advertising, our focus categories".

Ebay CEO Jamie Iannone: "Without any official announcement, people started trading NFT on the platform"

There are online commerce giants such as Amazon and Ebay that cryptocurrency proponents hope will one day support cryptocurrency payments. Ebay has been the topic of discussion for years, as cryptocurrency advocates believe that digital assets and online auction platforms will be mutually beneficial. On May 11, 2021, News reported on Ebay allowing NFT sales on the auction site. In an interview with The Street, Ebay CEO Jamie Iannone explained that NFT sales were only made possible without much thought.

"We did change our policies last year so that you could trade NFTs on the platform, and essentially, you know, Ebay is a place where people can sell and people can get something by showing up," Iannone said. "Even without announcing anything or doing anything, people started trading NFTs on the platform. It reminds me of when people first started selling cars many years ago when we didn't even have a car business. So we're seeing the same type of thing," the Ebay executive said.

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The Ebay CEO's interview then turned to the acceptance of digital currency, with Iannone emphasizing that the company will continue to "evaluate other forms of payment that we should adopt on the platform. Iannone detailed the company's focus on trends such as youth and the collectible sneaker industry. Asked about accepting cryptocurrencies, Iannone said, "[Ebay is] not accepting cryptocurrencies at this time." However, the auction site CEO added that.

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Ebay remains the giant in online sales, with revenues of $10.27 billion in 2020. That's a lot of revenue, but well below Amazon's $386.1 billion that year. Iannone concluded that Ebay will continue to be an important business for people to trade goods online. "Ebay is going to be the place where people trade goods, whether it's physical goods or digital goods," Iannone explained. "So over time, you know, we want this to be a sustainable marketplace."

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