PayPal enters the cryptocurrency market, allowing customers to buy and sell virtual currencies using their accounts
PayPal are officially launching their own cryptocurrency service, meaning that the virtual cryptocurrencies can now be used to buy anything from the millions of sellers which have PayPal as part of their payment system.
PayPal President and CEO Dan Schulman described the digital shift as an ‘inevitable’ one. He went on to say that
Our global reach, digital payments expertise, two-sided network, and rigorous security and compliance controls provide us with the opportunity, and the responsibility, to help facilitate the understanding, redemption and interoperability of these new instruments of exchange.’
PayPal said that the service will be enabled through the company’s digital wallet which allows people to shop online, request, and send money. The US customers will be able to make use of this new inclusion in the upcoming weeks but they won’t be able to pay for products until early next year.
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