eBay Talks Bitcoin
Speculation about eBay’s take on Bitcoin went wild yesterday, as this video was posted on the eBay deals website. Further investigation into the history of the post indicates that the video was put up some time ago, but made public only recently. No official statement about whether eBay might accept Bitcoin in the future has been made, and the video makes no implications either way.
PapPal, which is owned by eBay, has a history of shutting down accounts for BTC related transactions, but many in the Bitcoin community are taking this video as a sign that both eBay and PayPal may be updating their policies.
Rentalutions Enables Rent Payments with Bitcoin
You can buy and sell Bitcoin on eBay, and now, you can pay your rent in BTC through Rentalution Property management in Chicago. This development has not been publicized on their website, but as reported by Payment Week, renters can make their payments in BTC by requesting to make a payment in the currency. Renalutions then send an invoice through CoinBase to collect the rent.
If your landlord is a Rentalutions customer, there is a 3% fee, if not, they will mail your landlord a check, and charge 5%. The company is working to eliminate these fees.
Fed Investigates Legality of Political Campaigns Accepting Bitcoin
Surprisingly soon after the Fed began investigating regulation of BTC, is has also been asked to look into the legality of individuals donating to political campaigns in Bitcoin. Attorneys for Conservative Action Fund PAC have asked if their candidates are allowed to accept donations in the currency.
Political parties in Canada and Europe have started to accept Bitcoin Donations, and whilst the request may have been unexpected, political pundits debating the topic on CNBC last night, concerned with the potential anonymity of Bitcoin donations.