Market Analysis

PayPal Adds Cryptocurrency Withdrawals and Deposits

Users can now move crypto to and from their personal wallets.

Key Takeaways

  • PayPal has announced that users can now deposit and withdraw cryptocurrency to and from their personal wallets.
  • The feature has been long been expected; company executives have discussed its addition for at least a year.
  • PayPal introduced limited crypto trading in October 2020 and added commercial crypto payments in March 2021.

PayPal has announced that its customers can now move cryptocurrency to and from their personal wallets.

PayPal Enables Crypto Withdrawals, Deposits

PayPal said in a newsroom announcement that beginning today, June 7, it will support “the native transfer of cryptocurrencies between PayPal and other wallets and exchanges.”

It noted that the feature is “consistently ranked by users as one of the most requested enhancements” to its cryptocurrency services.

The new option allows users to withdraw cryptocurrency to crypto addresses, third-party exchanges, and hardware wallets. Additionally, the new feature allows users to deposit crypto into their PayPal account and send crypto to friends and family.

Those capabilities apply to PayPal’s supported assets: Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), and Litecoin (LTC).

The feature will initially be available to select users in the United States and will be extended to all U.S. customers in future weeks.

Small Steps Toward Full Crypto Support

PayPal began offering a crypto trading feature in October 2020, but initially gave users few options beyond exchanging different coins. Those limitations attracted widespread criticism.

The company later allowed users to spend their cryptocurrency with PayPal-accepting merchants starting in March 2021. However, the introduction of commercial payments did not provide a way for users to withdraw funds to a personal wallet.

Personal crypto withdrawals were nevertheless expected eventually. The feature has been planned for at least a year now, as PayPal executives have discussed its addition since May 2021.

Other retail financial services have taken a similarly gradual approach toward fully supporting cryptocurrency. Robinhood, notably, did not begin offering crypto withdrawals until this year despite the fact that it has supported crypto trading since 2018.

Disclosure: At the time of writing, the author of this piece owned BTC, ETH, and other cryptocurrencies.

The information on or accessed through this website is obtained from independent sources we believe to be accurate and reliable, but Decentral Media, Inc. makes no representation or warranty as to the timeliness, completeness, or accuracy of any information on or accessed through this website. Decentral Media, Inc. is not an investment advisor. We do not give personalized investment advice or other financial advice. The information on this website is subject to change without notice. Some or all of the information on this website may become outdated, or it may be or become incomplete or inaccurate. We may, but are not obligated to, update any outdated, incomplete, or inaccurate information.

You should never make an investment decision on an ICO, IEO, or other investment based on the information on this website, and you should never interpret or otherwise rely on any of the information on this website as investment advice. We strongly recommend that you consult a licensed investment advisor or other qualified financial professional if you are seeking investment advice on an ICO, IEO, or other investment. We do not accept compensation in any form for analyzing or reporting on any ICO, IEO, cryptocurrency, currency, tokenized sales, securities, or commodities.

See full terms and conditions.

PayPal Expands Crypto Services to the U.K.


PayPal will allow U.K. customers to buy, sell, and hold Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other cryptocurrencies starting next week. PayPal to Support Crypto in the U.K. The U.S. online payments giant…

PayPal Hints it May Use “Interesting DeFi Apps” in Future

PayPal has updated investors on the progress of its new consumer wallet “super app” while hinting at using smart contracts for “interesting DeFi applications.” PayPal Signals Interest in DeFi PayPal…

PayPal Increases Crypto Payment Limits to $100,000

PayPal has raised its cryptocurrency spending limits, allowing users to spend more cryptocurrency than they could before. Weekly Limit Is Now $100,000 Under PayPal’s new limits, U.S. customers can spend…

Click here for the the original source (post)