Amazon CEO Andy Jassy told CNBC Thursday that he doesn’t own Bitcoin or non-fungible tokens, but is optimistic about the future of cryptocurrencies and NFTs.
“I don’t have Bitcoin myself,” Jassy told CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin.Squawk Box” interview.
“Adding cryptocurrencies as a payment mechanism in retail is probably not close, but we believe that cryptocurrencies will grow over time,” added Jasie, who was interviewed after him. Released his first annual shareholder letter Because I’m steering from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.
Amazon has previously shown an interest in cryptocurrencies.Last year it I was trying to add A cryptocurrency and blockchain expert on the payment team to help develop Amazon’s “Strategy and Product Roadmap” for technology.
“As you know, I think NFTs will continue to grow very significantly,” Jassy said Thursday.
He said he could imagine a future where e-commerce giants would sell NFTs. NFT Digital assets — From music to website domains to digital artwork — its ownership is recorded on the blockchain.
“I think it’s possible on the platform,” he said.
The popularity of NFTs has exploded over the past year, and this technology partially overlaps with crypto enthusiasts. According to the report, NFT transactions reached $ 17.6 billion last year, an increase of 21,000% from 2020. Data from Nonfungible.com..