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Amazon CEO Expects Cryptocurrencies to Get Bigger

Thu, 04/14/2022 - 14:31
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Alex Dovbnya
Amazon could potentially start selling non-fungible tokens, but it has no plans to explore cryptocurrencies for now, according to CEO Andy Jassy
Amazon CEO Expects Cryptocurrencies to Get Bigger
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During a recent interview with CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin, Amazon CEO Andy Jassy forecasted that cryptocurrencies would keep getting bigger in the future.

Jassy noted that non-fungible tokens "have really started to take off."
The Amazon boss, however, says that he does not own either NFTs or Bitcoin himself for now. He expects them to continue growing "very significantly." Jassy also said that Amazon could possibly sell NFTs in the future.

As reported by U.Today, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed that he personally owned crypto last November, but he also said that the tech giant had no immediate plans to delve into digital assets.

Amazon, according to Jassy, is also "not probably close" to adding cryptocurrencies as a payment mechanism in its retail business.

Last July, British newspaper City A.M. reported that Amazon had plans to start accepting Bitcoin in late 2021, citing an anonymous source. The fact that the e-commerce behemoth posted a cryptocurrency-related job offer prior to that made the rumors more plausible and ignited a short-lived price rally. However, Amazon

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 Jassy officially took the helm of Amazon last July after centibillionaire founder Jeff Bezos decided to step down as the company's chief executive officer.

Prior to taking over as CEO from Bezos, Jassy led the company's cloud service division.

Amazon became the second U.S. company to reach $1 trillion in market capitalization in 2018. It is currently valued at $1.5 trillion, which makes it the fifth biggest company in the world (behind only Apple, Saudi Aramco, Microsoft and Alphabet).

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Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets, can be contacted at