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Paypal Introduces Crypto Trading & Payment Services In U.S.

Announcing on 12th Nov., PayPal’ cryptocurrency trading and payments went live for all eligible customers within the U.S.

As per its updated announcement, PayPal ended its waitlist for patrons looking to use cryptocurrency within the U.S. Trading features a limit of $20k per week, which is double the originally announced $10k.

PayPal ultimately plans to form cryptocurrency payments available at 26 Mln merchants globally. As per a representative, PayPal will notify U.S. users about the overall availability of cryptocurrency services within the upcoming days.

Dan Schulman, CEO of PayPal, added that the shift to supporting crypto was driven by what he sees as an “inevitable” drift toward digital currencies.

“The shift to digital sorts of assets is inevitable, bringing with it clear advantages in terms of monetary inclusion and access; efficiency, speed and resilience of the payments system; and therefore the ability for governments to disburse funds to citizens quickly.”

Much-anticipated global services are expected to launch at the starting of 2021, alongside cryptocurrency payments on Venmo. PayPal initially announced its plans to integrate crypto 3-weeks ago. The announcement led to a lift in BTC price.

As a part of its cryptocurrency services, PayPal received the primary conditional Bitlicense from the NYSE [New York Department of Financial Services], one among the foremost hawkish sub-national financial regulators within the U.S. Many added that the terms of PayPal’s crypto services would entail that coins bought on the platform wouldn’t be able to leave, likely as a part of its compromise with regulators in bringing crypto services to such a wide user base.

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