The CEO of e-commerce giant Amazon is bullish on cryptocurrencies and non-fungible tokens (NFTs). He says that over time, cryptocurrencies will “get bigger” and NFTs will continue to “grow very significantly.”
Amazon CEO accepts cryptocurrency payments and sells NFTs
Amazon CEO Andy Jassy discussed cryptocurrencies and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) in an interview with CNBC on Thursday. Jassy replaced Jeff Bezos as chairman and CEO of Amazon in July of last year. Previously, he led Amazon Web Services (AWS) from its inception in 2003.
On whether Amazon will accept cryptocurrencies for product payments on its platform, the CEO stated: “We are probably not close to adding cryptocurrencies as a payment mechanism in our retail business.” However, he noted:
I think over time you will see cryptocurrencies get bigger.
Commenting on whether he owns any cryptocurrency, the Amazon executive revealed: “I don’t own bitcoin.”
When asked if Amazon might one day sell NFTs, Jassy replied, “I think it’s possible in the future on the platform.” Revealing that he does not own any NFTs personally, the Amazon boss opined:
I expect NFTs to continue to grow very significantly.
The e-commerce giant is hiring cryptocurrency experts for various divisions of the company. In November of last year, AWS posted a job listing for a digital asset specialist who can “help drive adoption in the global digital asset community.”
Amazon also posted a job posting for a blockchain and digital currency specialist for its payment acceptance and customer experience team in June last year, with the goal of developing the company’s blockchain and digital currency strategy. company as well as a product roadmap.