Amazon registered crypto-related domains

Online commerce giant had registered three domain names, related to the cryptocoins; what to expect? 
02 November 2017   2512

The world's largest online retailer and one of the most expensive company Amazon has registered web domains, the names of which consist of the words "cryptocurrency" and "Ethereum". This is reported by DomainNameWire.

Amazon Ethereum domain
Amazon Ethereum domain

The domains names 'amazonethereum.com', 'amazoncryptocurrency.com' and 'amazoncryptocurrencies.com' were registered on October 31, 2017 by Amazon Technologies, Inc. - a division of the global giant of online commerce. The numbers listed in the registration data belong to the legal department of Amazon.

For the time being, it is not yet clear for what purpose these domain names were registered. According to representatives of DomainNameWire, Amazon may, in the long term, intend to create its own crypto currency.

It is noteworthy that back in 2013 the company registered the domain name "amazonbitcoin.com", the redirect from which leads to the main page of Amazon.com.

Previously known American investor, James Altucer said that in the near future Amazon will accept bitcoin as paymentment method. And although his forecast regarding October 26 as the date when this should happen did not materialize, the news about the registration of "crypto-currency" domains makes it necessary to take a fresh look at this situation.

CFTC Head to Report on ETH Futures Launch Date

Also, speaking at the DC Fintech Week summit, head of agency said that the status of the asset may change over time
22 October 2019   63

Regulated Ethereum futures will appear within six months or a year, said Heath Tarbert, chairman of the U.S. derivatives trading commission (CFTC).

At the DC Fintech Week summit, the head of the agency reaffirmed that the status of the asset may change over time. A security can become a commodity and vice versa.

He also believes that derivatives will appear on other cryptocurrencies.