Impending Bitcoin and 'AmazonCoin': the e-commerce giant at the center of the wildest rumors

Bezos would be pro-Bitcoin? – Since last night, the cryptosphere has been coasting in “crypto-suppositions” around the giant Amazon. Following the publication of the recruitment of a blockchain

specialist by the largest e-commerce site in the world, an anonymous source has set off the fire by evoking rumors crazier than the others. You’ll soon discover that the solidity of this “source” is highly questionable for the moment.

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The facts: Amazon has a real interest in blockchain technology

The first news from Amazon, before the explosion of various assumptions and hypotheses of the crypto community, is the publication of a job offer for a “Product Manager Digital Currencies and Blockchain”, as reported

by

The Block

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The ad in question (excerpted below) asks for the following expertise from the future project manager:

  • Blockchain/Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT);
  • Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs);
  • Cryptocurrencies.

The product manager will need to establish the strategy androadmap

for Amazon’s digital currencies and blockchain product launches. Amazon recrute un chef de produit spécialisé dans la blockchain, les monnaies numériques et les cryptomonnaiesAmazon recrute un chef de produit spécialisé dans la blockchain, les monnaies numériques et les cryptomonnaiesAmazon’s Product Manager Hiring Announcement – Source: Amazon

Crazy Rumors: acceptance of Bitcoin and “AmazonCoin”

Following this very real job offer, which confirmsAmazon’s long-standing interest in blockchains and cryptocurrencies

, rumors have been spreading at breakneck speed in the cryptosphere.

An anonymous source cited by media outlet CityAM, for example, claimed that bitcoin (BTC) payments could be “accepted by the end of the year” on Amazon. And watch out! According to this source, this willingness to integrate Bitcoin would obviously come “from the highest level”, i.e. from Jeff Bezos himself, the founder of Amazon.

But that’s not all. This alleged insider, under the cover of his anonymity, did not hesitate to relay other “revelations”, including the creation of a crypto specific to Amazon. That’s it!

If these rumors make the cryptosphere stir, it is because they are not new. For all that, the fairly widespread reposting of them as automatically credible information raises questions.

<img width=”552″ height=”465″ src=”//www.w3.org/2000/svg’%20viewBox=’0%200%20552%20465’%3E%3C/svg%3E” alt=’Tweet from Alex Kruger criticizing the seriousness of the CityAM media, and expressing surprise that something as important as Bitcoin on Amazon hasn’t been revealed to a bigger media outlet.” /><img width=”552″ height=”465″ src=”https://yellowrocketagency.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Capture-decran-2021-07-26-a-15.33.55.png” alt=’Tweet from Alex Kruger criticizing the seriousness of the CityAM media, and expressing surprise that such important information as Bitcoin on Amazon hasn’t been revealed to bigger media.” /> <p>As of now, no one knows said source of the CityAM media, and the seriousness of the media was soon questioned and mocked on social media.</p> <img width=”552″ height=”224″ src=”//www.w3.org/2000/svg’%20viewBox=’0%200%20552%20224’%3E%3C/svg%3E” alt=’Mocking tweet from a crypto-anonymous person playing on the latest fake news spread from Twitter to mainstream media.” /><img width=”552″ height=”224″ src=”https://yellowrocketagency.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Capture-decran-2021-07-26-a-15.34.06.png” alt=’Mocking tweet from a crypto-anonym playing on the latest fake news spread from Twitter to the mainstream media.” /> <p>Furthermore, let’s remember that hoaxes by anonymous people aiming to make mainstream financial media believe that big institutions or big groups had invested in bitcoins have swarmed in recent weeks: Apple or even a supposedly leading Israeli investment fund were for example announced as big buyers of bitcoins recently after falling into crude traps set on Twitter… when it was nothing of the sort, causing a media frenzy.

For now, nothing official has been confirmed, and only the willingness to recruit a crypto product manager is attested on Amazon’s side. It must be said that between Facebook preparing the release of its stablecoin Diem and Jack Dorsey (Twitter/Square) who is increasingly involved in the development of Bitcoin, Jeff Bezos and his company will have competition in the race to crypto-assets … if Amazon really commits itself one day.

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