Redditor JasonBored reportedly reached out to Google’s Vic Gundotra today about the company’s views on the Bitcoin cryptocurrency. According to Jason’s Reddit posts, Gundotra responded by saying that Google is “paying attention to the issue” and looping Sridhar Ramaswamy, SVP of Ads and Commerce, into the conversation.
Jason says that Ramaswamy followed up with him and said that Google is currently investigating ways to bring Bitcoin into its payment services. Jason also said that he was asked by Ariel Bardin, the Vice President of Google Payments, to gather feedback through Google’s Moderator service to find out what users want to do with Bitcoin. The results will supposedly be personally reviewed by Bardin and the Payments team.
If the idea of Google’s executives personally responding to a single user regarding something of this much importance seems unlikely, maybe that’s because it is. Google said in a statement to TheNextWeb that the company has “no current plans regarding Bitcoin.” Looks like users will have to keep waiting for the day they can purchase Android apps and music from Google Play using the increasingly-popular virtual currency.
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