The largest cryptocurrency bitcoin has been experiencing a large increase since the middle of last week, which escalated especially on Monday, when the price of cryptocurrency reached above the level of $ 40,000.
Significant news that the rise in prices for cryptocurrencies partially caused, was an alleged confirmation that the US trading giant Amazon will start accepting bitcoin as one of the payment options by the end of this year, while at the same time announcing job offers related to trading and development of services related to digital currencies.
Amazon is “looping” around bitcoin support, but wants to get involved in cryptocurrencies
However, as the Agency informs Reuters, Amazon is reluctant to make such specific plans, and speculation about promoting bitcoin is not true.
According to a spokesman for Amazon, the company is still interested in the crypto-industry, but so far has no specific plans to include any digital assets in the payment options. However, he did not deny the job offer for a specialist in the field of digital names and blockchain.
Recall that the price of bitcoin on Monday rose by about 15% over three hours, with this increase shaking short positions and liquidating positions of more than $ 110 million.
If Amazon were to officially confirm the acceptance of bitcoin, it would be significant news in the world of cryptocurrencies, as it would be able to bring millions of customers to the technology.
A similar “power” had the statement of Tesla’s boss, Elon Musk, who said last week that Tesla would “most likely” resume accepting payments in the form of bitcoins, when 50% of the energy needed for the so-called extraction of this cryptocurrency from renewable sources.
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This goal is still a long way off at the moment, but after strict regulations and the departure of miners from China, where much of the energy consumed for bitcoin extraction was fossil fuel energy, we will probably not wait that long.
In the US, for example, it was Bitcoin Mining Council established at the end of May, which aims to promote the transparency of energy consumption in cryptocurrencies and to accelerate sustainability initiatives in this area worldwide.