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Bitcoin surges near $40K amid rumors that Amazon will accept it for payments

Bitcoin soared 12.5% to nearly $40,000 on Monday amid speculation that Amazon plans to start accepting cryptocurrencies for payments. Bitcoin briefly surged above $39,000, its highest price since mid-June, while Ether and other digital currencies also rose. The rally followed mounting rumors about Amazon’s crypto plans, triggered by last week’s discovery of a job ad for a “Digital Currency and Blockchain Product Lead” at the company. “The Payments Acceptance & Experience team is seeking an experienced product leader to develop Amazon’s Digital Currency and Blockchain strategy and product roadmap,” reads the posting. Days later, an unnamed Amazon insider told news outlet…

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