Major e-commerce platform eBay denied rumors regarding accepting cryptocurrency as a payment method after it made placed some misleading ads.
The company placed several ads at the Consensus conference in New York City, a crypto-related event, which sparked rumors that the e-commerce platform might start to accept cryptocurrencies.
“Virtual Currency. It’s happening on eBay.”-read one of the billboards.
It has been speculated that the increase in crypto prices we have seen this week has been in some part due to eBay’s possible integration of crypto payments.
“The world’s largest marketplace,” as eBay marketed itself at the conference, would have greatly furthered the mainstream adoption of cryptocurrencies if they were to integrate digital currencies in their payment methods. However, these speculations were denied by an official eBay spokesperson:
“Cryptocurrency is not accepted as a form of payment on the eBay platform, nor is it part of our payments strategy.”
There is a Virtual Currency…