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May 29, 2014, 02:42:52 AM
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While Amazon doesn't appear to be in any hurry to offer Bitcoin on its marketplace, it was awarded a patent that includes Bitcoin as a funding source for its cloud computing services, known as AWS. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) granted patent 8,719,131, "Allocating financial risk and reward in a multi-tenant environment," to Amazon Technologies, Inc.

More at http://www.ecommercebytes.com/C/abblog/blog.pl?/pl/2014/5/1401323908.html

additional thoughts at
https://medium.com/@inthepixels/addendum-to-ecommercebytes-article-on-amazon-bitcoin-integration-9b69e37049f8

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https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=629608
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May 30, 2014, 01:48:07 AM
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This is interesting. However, it is kind of strange that they are planning to allow bitcoin payments for AWS and not Amazon itself. Target audience, I guess?

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June 09, 2014, 08:13:22 PM
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This is interesting. However, it is kind of strange that they are planning to allow bitcoin payments for AWS and not Amazon itself. Target audience, I guess?

Using btc will reduce signup friction with people who want to use AWS. Plus like you said someone who's going to spin up some instances on AWS is vastly more likely to be a user of bitcoin than your average person shopping on Amazon.
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June 09, 2014, 08:40:21 PM
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Hopefully this is a trial thing in preparation for broader integration.

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June 10, 2014, 05:46:52 AM
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I have been monitoring bitcoin patent applications for quite some time and I saw this patent come up everytime.

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June 19, 2014, 02:23:50 AM
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Hopefully this is a trial thing in preparation for broader integration.

This, plus however you interpret it, it's a positive sign for Bitcoin & Amazon.  Trial phase with a (likely) experienced user-base, and when the trial is a huge success (this is what I expect), it'll be a no-brainer to broadly adopt it.  Bezos is a really smart guy, and I think this move shows that.

The more of us who actually use AWS with Bitcoin will go a long way to influence how quickly Amazon adopts Bitcoin for everything.
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June 19, 2014, 05:10:41 AM
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I suspect that they are only starting with BTC payment option on AWS services.  Once it's rolled out and the bugs are hammered out I suspect that most if not all of remaining Amazon-related offerings will soon follow.

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