The world’s largest online retailer is offering a wide range of crypto currencies to help its customers make payments on Amazon, including Bitcoin and Litecoin.
The move comes as Amazon’s growth is slowing.
“We are excited to offer customers access to the crypto currency and blockchain platforms that enable us to offer their customers a broad range of digital payment options, including digital goods, digital services and digital goods from around the world,” Amazon Payments Chief Marketing Officer, Scott Lappin, said in a blog post.
“This will give Amazon customers the ability to securely send and receive money anywhere in the world without needing to worry about their identity or financial details.”
Amazon has also opened its own Bitcoin and other digital currencies marketplace, where customers can buy, sell, or trade digital goods.
“Amazon has always been committed to supporting the digital economy, but we want to make sure that we can continue to support the growing demand for services that make commerce more convenient,” Lappen said.
“These new offerings will help us support our customers as they make purchases, as well as provide additional ways to buy, save, and invest in the crypto currencies and blockchain ecosystems.”
Amazon also said it would open its own cryptocurrency exchange for its customers, called Amazon Cash.