All eligible PayPal account holders in the U.S. can now buy, hold and sell cryptocurrency, the company announced Thursday.
The publicly traded payments giant confirmed its crypto plans in a Oct. 21 announcement that sent shockwaves across the industry.
During PayPal’s most recent earnings call on Nov. 2, CEO Dan Schulman said only 10% of customers in the U.S. had access to the crypto service at the time.
Citing steep demand, the firm upped its weekly crypto purchase limits from $10,000 to $15,000 at the time and said remaining U.S. customers would get access to crypto in the next two to three weeks. PayPay is clearly acting quickly.
“Due to initial demand from our customers, we’ve also increased our weekly cryptocurrency purchase limit from $10K/week to $20K/week,” PayPal spokesman Aaron Gould said Thursday.
Plans to bring crypto services to Venmo and international customers in the first half of 2021 remain unchanged, Gould said.
According to PayPal’s cryptocurrency terms and conditions: “You currently are NOT able to send Crypto Assets to family or friends, use Crypto Assets to pay for goods or services, or withdraw Crypto Assets from your Cryptocurrencies Hub to an external cryptocurrency wallet.”