eBay as a market place uniting many merchants from all around the world and after the official statistics being used by 32% adults only from the United States of America has been a role model for many similar resources accepting bitcoins and gaining popularity in the virtual coin community. Now the turning point is emerging, the time is set for the famous prototype to voice their opinion of bitcoin and to allow or prohibit the sales of the currency on their network.
It is merely no surprise that people regularly using the eBay platform to sell or purchase physical goods or service might get interested in offering bitcoin to their peers. The virtual currency has become both a valuable investment exchange matter close to gold (at least for the current pricing and its terminality and natural limiting – of the nature or of the developers), and a precious type of goods many people are willing to acquire and poses.
The online merchant venue eBay has taken time to form its final decisions – the digital coins can be sold or purchased on their platform, but with a guarantee, reinforced by hardware containing the wallet with the coins or the hardware that was obligatory for mining.
eBay is also owner of the PayPal system, which makes it easier for users to buy or sell things, bring the payment method closer to the bitcoin integration. Still there were no official comments to interpret or finalize this opinion that has still a status of a rumor. Some time ago the eBay president John Donahoe in his interview stated that his service might start working with the crypto currency, but was unsure whether it might be a payment measure or a product to be offered to customers.
First person to present this feature to the public was a photographer and blogger Roger Hughes in his Blogspot.co.uk entry. He has been a litecoin miner for a long time, but is supporting any kind of crypto currency being sure that this is a very progressive and interesting option opening new horizons for economics and single users.
Of course, the administration of the eBay platform requests from hardware and coin merchants a full support to the customers as any other merchant registered on the page – the fair play rules of online and private finance and economies. Their most concerns date back to the year 2007, when the decision to prohibit selling of virtual goods were accepted and introduced to the system. No game currencies, items or successful and high-level accounts can be exhibited on the page, an exception was made for the Second Life virtual reality game, where created items are unique and belong to their owners by copyright.
If You, dear reader, would like to examine such offers by yourselve please try the following searches: “USB Stick with Free Litecoin Wallet” offers only three corresponding offers; “Bitcoin” showing both wallets and mining hardware; “Bitcoin-BTC” with no proof for a reliable hardware in the set; “Physical Bitcoin” presenting real world coins, among them souvenirs and Casascius with embedded data.
Some more information on the topic can be acquired in the eBay