E-commerce titan eBay says it is open to adding crypto payments to its platform as the emerging asset class attracts more attention.
In a new CNBC interview, eBay chief executive Jamie Iannone says the company is always looking to add new payment options for its users.
“One of the great things about our managed payments is we’re expanding the types of payments that we take. We now take Apple Pay and Google Pay, more choices for buyers. We’ll continue to look at other options like cryptocurrency.”
On top of possibly integrating crypto into its payment options, Iannone highlights that the e-commerce giant is looking at the emerging non-fungible token (NFT) subsector.
NFT’s are verifiably unique blockchain-based items such as images, videos or music, with properties that can be thought of as certificates of ownership. According to Iannone, eBay’s massive user base makes it an ideal platform where artists and creators can cash in on their NFTs.