A big change is being welcomed by the eBay UK users. The platform’s Classified Ads section is launching a dedicated Virtual Currency category that will allow the sale of all types of digital currency from February 10th, Bitcoin and Litecoin included.
The Classifieds are a free platform provided by eBay where sellers can post information about a product and communicate with possible buyers. Starting February, these merchants will be allowed to sell BTC and other altcoins, the manager of Business Communications at eBay told Coindesk.
A British representative has already confirmed the policy change only applies to eBay’s UK site. Obviously, this change won’t affect (and probably won’t inspire) eBay’s North-American domain.
The platform’s announcement was the confirmation of a rumour born on Reddit this Thursday (16), when a user posted an email from eBay. The message stated that, although the company does not currently permit listings of digital currencies, this will soon change. ”eBay is opening a Virtual Currency category to allow the sale of virtual currency in Classified Ads format on February 10, 2014″, the email reads.
Although this is not exactly the expected announcement – that would be something more along the lines of ‘eBay accepts Bitcoin payments’ -, it is a great first step and it falls perfectly along the lines of support recently muttered by both eBay president John Donahoe and David Marcus, president of PayPal.