Bullish or bearish? PayPal hosts $242M in crypto trading over 24 hours

Global payments provider PayPal has doubled its previous crypto volume record, with $242 million worth of digital assets changing hands on the platform during Jan. 11. According to crypto market data aggregator Nomics, yesterday’s trading dwarfed PayPal’s previous volume record of $129 million recorded on Jan. 6. Since Jan. 1, daily volume has increased by 950% from $22.8. With the spike in PayPal’s volume coming amid Bitcoin’s rally into new all-time highs, the U.S.-based payments firm appears to be gathering popularity among retail traders. Nuggets News’ Alex Saunders asserted the…

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‘Unprecedented’ Institutional Demand for Bitcoin: Bitgo’s Custodied Assets Top $16 Billion, No Paypal Deal

Bitgo’s assets under custody have surpassed $16 billion. The company says it is seeing “unprecedented interest from institutional investors,” resulting from the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic and the recent bitcoin bull run. Paypal was also rumored to be in acquisition talks with the company. $16 Billion in Cryptocurrencies Under Custody Bitgo announced Wednesday that it has hit a new milestone of more than $16 billion in digital assets under custody. The company noted that the achievement further validates institutional investor interest in cryptocurrency, elaborating: As institutional interest in…

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Bitcoin carnage, Eth2 milestone, Libra launch, PayPal blunder: Hodler’s Digest, Nov. 21–27

Coming every Saturday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link.   Top Stories This Week Bitcoin price hits new all-time high as crypto market matures It’s happened! This week, Bitcoin officially reached an all-time high above $19,892 for the first time in almost three years after enjoying a rebound over the Thanksgiving weekend. Unfortunately, Tuesday’s new record didn’t bring…

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Bitcoin carnage, Eth2 milestone, Libra launch, PayPal blunder: Hodler’s Digest, Nov. 21–27

Coming every Saturday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link.   Top Stories This Week Buy the Dip Bitcoin price tumbles, falling below $17,000 in biggest crash since March At the start of the week, the crypto markets were brimming with optimism. Bitcoin was one resistance zone away from all-time highs, altcoins were rallying by triple digits, and the…

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PayPal, Bitcoin And Mass Adoption – Bitcoin Magazine

The autumn of 2020 has been a lucrative one for bitcoin investors, with the world’s most famous cryptocurrency being awoken from a bearish end to the summer with the news that payments giant PayPal was set to begin accommodating BTC payments within its 346 million global user base.  (Image: CoinGecko) With the news of PayPal’s accommodation of Bitcoin emerging on October 21, we can see a significant rise in the value of the cryptocurrency leading to BTC almost reaching highs of $14,000 before a correction took place.  However, the long-term…

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Bitcoin nerves, DeFi defiant, PayPal debut, Coinbase warning: Hodler’s Digest, Nov. 9–15

Coming every Sunday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link.   Top Stories This Week Bitcoin price at $16,000 and beyond? Here are the bear and bull cases We’re undoubtedly in a bull market right now. This week, Bitcoin hit $16,000 for the first time in years.  Even this weekend’s volatility hasn’t been enough to derail BTC’s momentum. Although…

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As PayPal integration looms, Paxos CEO sees mass adoption for tokenized assets

In a panel last week for the London Bullion Market Association, Paxos founder and CEO Charles Cascarilla discussed the growth of Paxos’ gold-backed ERC-20 token, PAXG, and the future of asset tokenization more generally — a future that could well involve his company’s recently-announced integration with financial giant PayPal.  Speaking alongside Fidelity Labs director of product management Raghav Chawla and the LBMA’s Sakhila Mirza, Cascarilla told viewers that an asset-backed gold token was a natural fit for Paxos’ vision: “It was really a very logical thing for us to launch…

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Bitcoin at $15K is now bigger than PayPal, Coca-Cola, Netflix, Disney

In early September of this year, the market capitalization of Bitcoin (BTC) was hovering at around $190 billion when the BTC price was hovering around $10,000. In the past two months, however, the price of Bitcoin rose from to over $15,000. With it, the market cap of Bitcoin surged from $190 billion to around $280 billion. This now makes Bitcoin more valuable than most major U.S. companies. The weekly price chart of Bitcoin. Source: TradingView.com Bitcoin is equivalent to the 18th largest commercial company in the U.S. If Bitcoin’s valuation…

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Paypal Begins Crypto Service: CEO Reveals Increased Limits, Expansion Plans, Venmo Rollout

Payments giant Paypal has revealed more details of its new cryptocurrency service. The company is currently rolling out crypto functionality to U.S. customers, after which it will launch the service internationally and on the Venmo platform. Paypal’s CEO Unveils Crypto Plans Paypal CEO Dan Schulman provided new details of the company’s new cryptocurrency service during the Q3 2020 earnings call on Monday. Paypal recently announced that its customers will be able to buy, hold, and sell cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin, directly from their Paypal accounts. Cryptocurrencies in Paypal accounts can also…

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PayPal crypto services to go global early 2021, support for CBDCs coming

Senior executives at global payments giant PayPal have revealed further details about its plans to aggressively push into the crypto sector next year during the firm’s Q3 2020 earnings call, including plans to support central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). “Clearly the world is rapidly moving from physical to digital,” said PayPal CEO, Dan Shulman, emphasizing the accelerated rate of change within the payments and financial services sectors. Citing discussions with central banks, regulators, and crypto industry leaders, Shulman asserted: “There is no question that digital currencies are going to be…

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