Pressure is mounting on Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, to add support for Dogecoin (DOGE) as a form of payment on the company?s e-commerce platform. A petition on Change.org is gaining momentum more than 8,000 people having already signed the petition.
Started by Mark E., the petition urges the e-commerce company to live up to its stands as a leader when it comes to innovation and start embracing cryptocurrency payments more so Dogecoin. The petition goes on to state that charity organizations, as well as entrepreneurs worldwide, have continued to embrace the altcoin for the settling of transactions involving goods and services.
?Amazon.com being a leader in innovation should accept Dogecoin, as a form of payment. Dogecoin is fast, cheap, and stable. It is stable in value, has the lowest transaction fee of other major coins, has a huge supply of coins and has a very large, active community with on-going development,? a statement about the petition.
The Amazon petition has gained more signatures than a similar one launched on Google play store that sought pressurize Google into accepting cryptocurrency payments for app store purchases. While Amazon has reiterated its commitment to the underlying technology powering cryptocurrency, it is yet to show any signs that it could start accepting such payment on its e-commerce site.
Cryptocurrency Payments Growth
The company has continued to maintain a cold shoulder towards cryptocurrencies ever since the sector experienced a meteoric rise last year. A petition to have Bitcoin (BTC) included as a payment option has already failed to bear any fruits, arousing concerns as to whether the Dogecoin community will succeed on the latest push.
Cryptocurrency are slowly finding their way into the mainstream sector a number of companies having already added support for such payments. Overstock.com is the most popular e-commerce platform to add support for Bitcoin payments among other cryptocurrencies.
Amazon adding support for cryptocurrencies should go a long way in boosting sentiments in the sector as well as cryptocurrency prospects, given that it is one of the biggest companies in the world with unmatched business empire on e-commerce.