Amazon denied a report claiming to start accepting Bitcoin payments soon, and in the process, it may slow down The rebound of cryptocurrencies.
British newspaper City AM Report On Monday, Amazon plans to accept Bitcoin payments “before the end of the year.” An anonymous source of the report also stated that “Ethereum, Cardano and Bitcoin Cash will be the next ones, and then they will launch about eight of the most popular cryptocurrencies” and Amazon will prepare its own tokens in 2022 .
The report coincided with the rapid increase in the prices of Bitcoin, Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies.Before Bitcoin Try to maintain For example, the price of each coin is $30,000, but Coinbase data It shows that it reached a peak of $40,593 on Monday. City AM’s report may have contributed to this growth, but this illusion is short-lived.
A company spokesperson said in a statement: “Although we are interested in this area, the speculation surrounding our specific plans for cryptocurrency is not true.” Reuters, CoinDesk, And other publications. “We are still focused on exploring what this will look like for customers shopping on Amazon.”
After the announcement, the price of Bitcoin dropped: According to Coinbase data, the price of Bitcoin dropped to $36,413, and then reached $38,330 at the time of writing. The value of cryptocurrencies is still rising by about 24% every week, and the decline may also be related to other factors, but the recovery will definitely slow down.
However, Amazon’s statement does not rule out the possibility of accepting cryptocurrency payments or launching its own tokens in the future. The company did not jump off the train of crypto hype; it just stopped adding more coal to the engine.