(Reuters) -Amazon.com Inc Chief Executive Officer Andy Jassy said the e-commerce giant is not close to adding cryptocurrency as a payment option to its retail business, in an interview with CNBC on Thursday.
NFTs, a type of digital asset that exist on a blockchain, have exploded in popularity in 2021, with NFT artworks selling for millions of dollars.
Jassy said cryptocurrencies will become bigger in the longer term, but added he himself does not own any bitcoin.
EBay had also said it was open to the possibility of accepting cryptocurrency as a form of payment in the future.
(Reporting by Chavi Mehta and Tiyashi Datta in Bengaluru; Editing by Krishna Chandra Eluri)