An Amazon customer made a petition directly addressed to its CEO Jeff Bezos to accept Bitcoin and Litecoin as mode of payments on the e-commerce platform.
The petition which has been lodged through Change.org is mainly requesting the e-commerce giant to allow its users to pay for purchases on the site using cryptocurrencies.
Will Amazon listen?
It specifies that the logic behind the petition was to not only allow its customers to have more options in terms of method of payment, but it will also allow Amazon to promote innovation and modernization during the purchasing process since Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have already been accepted as payment methods for a lot of other institutions.
With the initial goal of 1,500 goal, it has managed to gather 1,438 supporters as of writing. While it got a few upvotes on Reddit, some the latter’s community members think it’s unlikely for Amazon to pay attention to the request since it has been historically hesitant to support cryptocurrency.
Retailers that are accepting Bitcoin
While Amazon is not yet taking Bitcoin as a payment method, other organizations in Japan are already accepting cryptocurrencies are valid mode of payments including airlines, hotels, among others.
In fact, Bitcoin can already be used as a payment method in over 260,000 merchants and retailers starting April this year. Japanese government regulators have already accepted Bitcoin as a legal currency in as early as 2016. With Bitcoin slowly being accepted by many institutions and even a few countries, it’s only a matter of time until other e-commerce companies start following.