A recent survey by LendEDU indicates that an Amazon cryptocurrency will be received positively by the consumers. Also, Starbucks, the coffee giant, seems to be considering the possibility of having a proprietary cryptocurrency.
According to the LendEDU survey conducted last month, more than half of the 1000+ respondents are willing to use a cryptocurrency from Amazon. About 44.50 percent of the respondents are willing to use an account on an Amazon bank, and 49.6 percent are willing to use an Amazon savings account. Around 61 percent of the respondents place the same level of trust or more on Amazon than traditional banks.
Even though Amazon hasn’t confirmed any plans of an “Amazon Coin”, it has a deal in place with R3 to use its blockchain-based Corda platform.
On the other hand, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is known for his opposition to bitcoin. In a Fox Business interview, Schultz has said that his company might end-up being one of the first companies with a “proprietary digital currency”. He expects the digital currency to be an integrated part of Starbucks applications.
More companies are expected to announce their plans for cryptocurrencies this year.
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