Ebay, which has 187 million buyers on its platform, is now allowing the sale of non-fungible tokens (NFTs), the company has announced. Ebay says: â€œThis is only the beginning. This initial rollout will help us learn more about whatâ€™s important to our community.â€
Ebay Updates Policies to Allow Sale of NFTs
Ebay Inc. announced Tuesday that sellers can now sell non-fungible tokens (NFTs) on its platform, which currently has about 187 million buyers.
â€œRecently, weâ€™ve seen a massive wave of attention, media coverage, and online conversation around high-end collectibles â€“ or what many are calling alternate assets. Interest and investments have spanned everything from trading cards and comics to collectible sneakers and art,â€ the company wrote, adding:
Ebay continued: â€œThis is only the beginning. This initial rollout will help us learn more about whatâ€™s important to our community. Expect to see programs, policies and tools that will allow our audiences to buy and sell NFTs with greater ease and confidence, across a broader range of categories.â€
The company noted that â€œIn the coming months, Ebay will add new capabilities that bring blockchain-driven collectibles to our platform.â€
Early this month, Ebay CEO Jamie Iannone revealed that his company is considering accepting cryptocurrency as payment. â€œWe are expanding the types of payments that we take. We now take Apple Pay and Google Pay. More choice for buyers â€¦ We will continue to look at other options, like cryptocurrency,â€ the CEO said.
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