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According to online archives, Amazon's e-commerce giant, often seen as "the white whale of bitcoin payments, recently registered three domain names related to cryptocurrency:" amazoncryptocurrency.com "," amazoncryptocurrencies .com ", and" amazonethereum.com ".The move was reported by the DomainNameWire Domain Industry News Domain.
Whois records link domains to an affiliate of Amazon.com, Amazon Technologies, which has been linked in the past to patent filings. At the time of going to press, the three areas are deadlocked, but one area that the e-commerce giant registered in 2013 – amazonbitocoin.com – redirects to its main page, Amazon.com.
The move comes at a time when bitcoin reaches a new record of over $ 6,900, following the announcement by the world's largest derivatives exchange, the CME group, to launch bitcoin futures in the fourth quarter of 2017
Amazon has been contacted by several outlets, but has not so far apparently responded to any of them. Earlier this year, CCN debunked rumors that Amazon would accept bitcoin in the near future – as early as the month of October – noting that these came from an announcement at a crypto masterclass. change.
On Reddit and other discussion boards, users quickly pointed out that large organizations routinely register domain names to protect their brand, and therefore, moving, by itself, is not enough to conclude
Purpose still unknown
At the time of going to press, the purpose of these domain names is still unclear. DomainNewsWire, the first to report Amazon's initiative, pointed out that the e-commerce giant is overzealous when it comes to defensive domain name registrations. As such, it can simply act as a defensive gesture by a trademark protection agency.
On the other hand, the registrations of domain names suggest that Amazon is either preparing a big movement related to cryptocurrency, or trying to separate its Amazon coin – a digital currency created in 2013 – cryptocurrences like bitcoin and ethereum.
CNBC pointed out that the vice president of Amazon Pay, Patrick Gauthier, said that Amazon does not plan to accept cryptocurrencies because "there is no not yet had a lot of demand ", suggesting that the e-commerce giant could protect its name band.
Earlier this year, a Change.org petition attempted to land Amazon, the "white whale" of cryptocurrency payments, by urging its founder and CEO Jeff Bezos to accept bitcoin and litecoin payments, suggesting an increase in the quality of life to its customers. He managed to get more than 12,000 signatures.
If Amazon decided to accept bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as a payment method, this would greatly contribute to the growth and acceptance of the ecosystem, as this move would definitely gain to be covered by the international press.
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