We all know Bitcoin is going to either take over the world or crash and burn taking a lot of people’s dream with it and it seems Google is willing to take on that gamble. Through a series of e-mails it’s been confirmed that the giant search engine is looking at supporting bitcoin on their payments system.
It looks like the company is curious about bitcoin and it’s currently studying how to best incorporate the digital currency into Google Wallet and other payment services.
The news broke last night on a Reddit thread when a user posted screenshots of some back and forth e-mails between himself, Vic Gundotra and Sridhar Ramaswamy, senior VP of Ads and Commerce at Google. “We are working in the payments team to figure out how to incorporate bitcoin into our plans” said Ramaswamy. He also added they would reveal more info when they were a bit surer on their approach.
There’s currently no real word on when we might start to see this integration on our Android handsets but considering the recent string of success that Bitcoin has had, we might not have to wait too long.
Source: Reddit, Forbes | Image via blogthinkbig
Google hints at future bitcoin support for their payment services – Neowin.