22 Jan '14, 11pm

Google says it has ‘no current plans regarding Bitcoin’ by @epro

A popular Reddit submission today suggested Google’s payment team was looking to incorporate Bitcoin, naturally sparking a lot of excitement in the virtual currency community. We reached out to Google regarding the claim and learned that it was indeed false. “As we continue to work on Google Wallet, we’re grateful for a very wide range of suggestions,” a Google spokesperson told TNW. “While we’re keen to actively engage with Wallet users to help inform and shape the product, there’s no change to our position: we have no current plans regarding Bitcoin.” In other words, it was too good to be true. The Reddit submission was titled “Google confirms their payments team is working to incorporate bitcoin.” by a user who calls themselves JasonBored. The individual had allegedly emailed Vic Gundotra, Google’s Senior Vice President of Social, to ask him whether the company was look...

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