Is Newegg Inching Toward Accepting Bitcoin?

Jayanand Sagar | January 9, 2014 | 6:21 pm

Is Newegg Inching Toward Accepting Bitcoin?

Jayanand Sagar | January 9, 2014 | 6:21 pm

Newegg Bitcoin Tweets

We here at newsBTC don’t like rumors. We don’t like speculation. But something about online retailer Newegg’s tweets is telling a story that may revolutionize how tech enthusiasts acquire their hardware on the web — and we can’t ignore it.

Back in late November, a Twitter user @thedatascape asked the company, “Do you have any plans to add Bitcoin as one of your payment methods?”

The reply was rather simple.

“It’s a possibility, #staytuned :)” the company tweeted. Now, that really doesn’t tell us much. But today, another user asked a similar question. This time around, the company tweeted, “Still waiting for an update, but will let you all know as soon as we receive word!”

We can reasonably deduce that there must be high-level talks of accepting the cryptocurrency at Newegg. The only question is, will it happen? Is Newegg inching toward accepting bitcoin, finally?

Surely, a tech company is aware as to just how popular bitcoin has become, hasn’t it? And with today’s news that Overstock has started accepting bitcoin payments, you could say that the pressure is on for online retailers.

Requests from newsBTC for interviews and more information from the company’s press office have gone unanswered, but we continue to try and push for information, as we always do. But we thought you might find this interesting, if you weren’t already aware.

What do you make of these two tweets? Reasonable evidence or complete overreaction? We want to know what you think!

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