08 Sep '13, 3pm

Hidden blog post reveals eBay's cautious flirtation with Bitcoin

Hidden blog post reveals eBay's cautious flirtation with Bitcoin

Bitcoin , the digital currency that's a favorite among crypto-libertarians, gutsy venture capitalists , and criminals, is still waiting for that one big endorsement—a major corporate power that says, "yes, we'll take your bitcoins" and pushes the currency from the fringes to the mainstream. Could eBay be the company Bitcoin is looking for? If a recent blog post is any indication, the biggest auction site in North America is definitely flirting with the cryptocurrency. It's just not quite ready for you to know about the relationship yet. The post is called "What's the deal with Bitcoin anyway ?" It features a quick description of Bitcoin and a short instructional video boasting some pretty high production values. It ends with a question: "What do you think? Are bitcoins the real deal?" It's bizarre on a couple of levels. For one, can only view it the post you have its URL. ...

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