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Amazon Job Posting Hints at Plan to Accept Cryptocurrency

  • Payments team seeks digital currency, blockchain lead
  • Retailer doesn’t accept any cryptocurrencies as payment today
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Amazon.com Inc.’s payments team is exploring letting customers use cryptocurrencies to pay for their orders -- a development that’s roiling digital currency markets.

An Amazon job posting published online last week seeks a “Digital Currency and Blockchain Product Lead.” After Insider reported the existence of the posting earlier, Bitcoin surged to about $40,000. Amazon shares gained about 1% in New York.