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Ebay bought Braintree for $800 million in 2013 to boost PayPal's mobile presence.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Ebay Inc's
"We do believe that Bitcoin will play an important role in payments in the future, but we have nothing to announce," eBay spokeswoman Jennifer Hakes said.
A deal would be an endorsement for a crypto currency, which is gaining acceptance with a slowly growing number of businesses, including online retailer Overstock.com. But some industry executives have warned about the risks of an unregulated currency.
(Reporting by Eddie Chan. Editing by Andre Grenon)
Executives at PayPal, which owns the service that handles payments for startups from room-bookings network AirBnB to car-on-demand service Uber, have not struck any agreements, the Journal cited people familiar with the matter as saying.
An eBay logo is projected onto white boxes in this illustration picture taken in Warsaw Thomson Reuters
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