Was eBay CEO Talking About Bitcoins When He Said 'PayPal is Building a Digital Wallet'?

The mobile payments and bitcoin communities did a double take Tuesday when listening to eBay CEO John Donahoe talk about digital currencies on the Bloomberg program “Street Smart.” “Well, you can use digital currencies in the PayPal digital wallet, that’s in fact what PayPal is doing — is building a digital wallet that can take multiple types of currency.”

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Apple Seeks Big Share of Surging Mobile-Payments Services

Apple isn’t about to get left out of the developing mobile-payments business. A new report says that the tech giant is preparing to expand its existing services to help consumers pay for physical goods and services with their smartphones. In doing so, Apple will start with a formidable advantage — 575 million iTunes accounts (as of last year), most of them tied to iPhone- and iPad-carrying consumers with registered credit cards.

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