PayPal Holdings, Inc. is an American multinational financial technology company operating an online payments system in the majority of countries that supports online money transfers and serves as an electronic alternative to traditional paper methods such as checks and money orders.
As PayPal is now including cryptocurrency transfers to external wallets including popular digital currencies like Bitcoin.
PayPal Holdings, Inc. said it will now allow users to transfer cryptocurrencies including bitcoin to external wallets, nearly two years after the fintech giant opened up its platform to digital currencies.
The feature will be available to select US users starting on Tuesday. And it will be rolled out to all eligible US customers in the coming months. The San Jose, California-based company said.
PayPal started allowing customers to buy, sell and hold bitcoin, Ethereum, bitcoin cash, and litecoin in October 2020. But users had no authorization to move crypto holdings off its platform earlier.
Users had been requesting the new feature since the company permitted buying and selling of crypto, PayPal said. Shares of the company were up 0.3% at $87.08.
Since last year, the crypto market has seen a surge of investor interest with large venture investors, celebrities, and blue-chip companies doubling down on crypto investments. However, the prices of such currencies have remained volatile, dimming their appeal as a hedge against inflation.