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eBay adds virtual currency section to US website

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eBay has added a new category for virtual currency, allowing its users to sell and exchange Bitcoin, Dogecoin, and other cryptocurrencies. First spotted by Coindesk, the section also allows the sale of shares in mining operations and mining contracts. However, these aren't your everyday auction listings. Most virtual currency listings on the site right now are classified ads, meaning that eBay isn't actually overseeing the individual transactions. You'll have to set up payment and other specifics privately with each seller. Some subcategories feature auction and Buy It Now listings, but it's not clear if these are permitted under eBay's rules — Coindesk reports that eBay UK forbids any listing type other than classifieds for virtual currency. The virtual currency section has been live on eBay's UK site since February.