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Amazon CEO: Crypto Will Become Bigger, NFTs Will Grow 'Very Significantly' – Featured Bitcoin News – Bitcoin News

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by Kevin Helms
The CEO of e-commerce giant Amazon is optimistic about crypto and non-fungible tokens (NFTs). He says that over time crypto will “become bigger” and NFTs will continue to “grow very significantly.”
Amazon CEO Andy Jassy talked about cryptocurrency and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) in an interview with CNBC Thursday. Jassy replaced Jeff Bezos as president and CEO of Amazon in July last year. He previously led Amazon Web Services (AWS) since its inception in 2003.
Regarding whether Amazon will accept cryptocurrency for payments of products on its platform, the CEO affirmed, “We’re not probably close to adding crypto as a payment mechanism in our retail business.” However, he noted:
I do believe over time that you’ll see crypto become bigger.
Commenting on whether he owns any cryptocurrency, the Amazon executive disclosed, “I don’t have bitcoin myself.”
When asked whether Amazon could one day sell NFTs, Jassy replied, “I think it’s possible down the road on the platform.” While revealing that he does not own any NFTs personally, the Amazon boss opined:
I expect that NFTs will continue to grow very significantly.
The e-commerce giant has been hiring crypto experts for various divisions of the company. In November last year, AWS posted a job listing for a principal digital asset specialist who can “help drive adoption across the global digital asset community.”
Amazon also posted a job offer for a digital currency and blockchain expert for its Payment Acceptance & Customer Experience team in June last year with the aim to develop the company’s digital currency and blockchain strategy as well as a product roadmap.
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A student of Austrian Economics, Kevin found Bitcoin in 2011 and has been an evangelist ever since. His interests lie in Bitcoin security, open-source systems, network effects and the intersection between economics and cryptography.

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Michael Saylor can't stop: MicroStrategy now holds 130,000 Bitcoin – Cointelegraph

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MicroStrategy bought an additional 301 BTC for $6 million at an average price of $19,851, the company’s executive chairman announced on Twitter.
MicroStrategy now owns 0.62% of all the Bitcoin (BTC) that will ever be mined. The company’s executive chairman, Michael Saylor, announced that the company bought another 301 BTC for roughly $6 million at an average price of $19,851 per BTC. 
In sum, the company is one of the planet’s largest holders of the asset, owning 130,000 BTC. Apparently, Saylor likes round numbers, buying 301 BTC to reach the 130,000 milestone. 
MicroStrategy has purchased an additional 301 bitcoins for ~$6.0 million at an average price of ~$19,851 per #bitcoin. As of 9/19/22 @MicroStrategy holds ~130,000 bitcoins acquired for ~$3.98 billion at an average price of ~$30,639 per bitcoin.https://t.co/5kYW98ij4I
Due to plunging price action, the company’s investment is down substantially in U.S. dollar terms. MicroStrategy’s entry price is roughly $30,639 per BTC, and the Securities and Exchange Commission filing states that the firm has bought 130,000 BTC at an aggregate purchase price of approximately $3.98 billion.
If MicroStrategy started stacking sats (buying Bitcoin) at today’s prices, it would have spent $2.48 billion on 130,000 BTC. Saylor is currently at a paper loss of over a billion dollars.
According to the SEC filing, the company made the purchase with “excess cash.” Saylor recently stepped down as CEO of the company to focus on buying more Bitcoin, while Washington, DC has taken aim at the billionaire in a tax evasion lawsuit.
Bitcoin enthusiasts were quick to commend Saylor’s buy. Referred to as the “Chad” or “Gigachad,” Saylor’s conviction and commitment to buying Bitcoin despite the investment being underwater has garnered both a devout following and numerous critics.
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