In 2017 and 2018, Amazon once again fueled speculation that it was about to accept bitcoin when it bought several domain names related to cryptocurrency, but also when an Amazon subsidiary had bought a flowing data market that cites the use of bitcoin as a case study in its patent. There is no official estimate of the number of regular users of bitcoins in the world, but few estimates exceed it. Until this number increases, there is no reason for Amazon to devote resources to implementing a bitcoin feature. Even though Amazon does not accept bitcoins, it does accept gift cards. Amazon digital gift cards work like dollars and can be applied to all product purchases. Some gift card concentrators, such as, Gyft Inc. and RewardsPay Inc., allow you to pay for their digital cards with bitcoin. This process adds a small step and expense, but it’s the fastest solution instead of a direct option from Amazon.