If Amazon.com were a nation, its revenue would make it about the 80th most important GDP in the world, and now it has its own currency. Recently, owners of a Kindle Fire got a free deposit of 500 Amazon Coins to get their dual citizenship kick started.
Are Amazon Coins a Digital Currency Like Bitcoin?
Will folks ditch the US dollar in favour of the lawful tender of the United States of Amazon? No; the roster out of Amazon Coins is so for”thousands of Kindle Fire programs, games and in-app things at Amazon.com or in your Kindle Fire” – not books or movies. And while purchased coins never expire, promotional coins obtained at no cost or as part of some other offer just last for a year. Meanwhile, the typical lifespan of an electronic device these days is shorter compared to Napoleon ducking under a pygmy goat. For now anyway, if you ditch the Fire for an iPad, Amazon has to keep your coins from its jar.
Contrary to Bitcoin, the preferred method of anonymous trades for drug deals and rare earth magnets depended upon by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, there’s no open exchange marketplace for Amazon Coins. Even Second Life Linden Dollars may be exchanged for Bitcoins, then traded back to cash on one of several Bitcoin exchanges.
Amazon is selling their own coins at a discount – 500 coins for $4.80 up to 10,000 coins for $90.00 – which appears to be a fantastic thing. At around mejores icos , it is like averting the Web sales tax that may be implemented in the future when Congress has its way. Contrast this with Microsoft who also utilizes a point system on the Xbox Marketplace, but gives only 80 points per dollar. If you are Microsoft, you give or sell things to buy programs and games, plus increase customer wallet-share of other products like Skype calling which the points can be spent.
It Is All About the Program
Google and Apple and Microsoft have their particular app distribution systems, and Amazon has their hardware stage Kindle already so why don’t you? Amazon wants to enlarge its share of the tablet market while forcing e-books, games merchandise, but needs more apps developed, so just like Microsoft’s Xbox Marketplace platform program, Amazon Coins serve to incent developers to supply Fire variations and share the revenue, soften the sticker shock of purchases, plus get consumers hooked into other offerings such as the rumored Amazon set-top box.
Not only does it conceal the true price of any content or items being sold, but it neglects to guard the balance on the account when an unauthorized user gets hold of any mobile device with 1-click enabled”.
1-click, incidentally, is the only way to buy Amazon Coins. There is no add-to-cart-and-think-about-it option, and the coins are nonrefundable. As far as hiding the true cost, it’s true. 10,000 points is much easier to spend compared to $90.00US, as it is not real money, right? If that’s the circumstance, I’d like to discuss my Amazon Wish List with you, because I’ve a birthday coming up, and it’s just points after all.