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EBay CEO Hints at Crypto Payments, NFT Sales


But don’t hold your breath: “We have no immediate plans,” a spokesperson said of crypto payments following Jamie Iannone’s appearance on CNBC.

E-commerce giant eBay is looking at crypto as a payments option, CEO Jamie Iannone told CNBC Monday.

It could preview the online auctioneer’s return to crypto since abandoning Facebook’s Libra stablecoin project in 2019.

Iannone cited crypto as one form of new payment rails eBay is considering but did not give any specifics. He also said eBay is looking at how to get into the non-fungible token (NFT) game.

EBay has long sanctioned customers’ on-platform sales of bitcoin (BTC, +0.87%) but previously balked at transactions conducted in crypto. Similarly, many NFT owners attempt to auction their digital collectibles over eBay, though transfer occurs off-platform.

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