After the American financial technology giant Paypal rolled out crypto payments last year, the company is now introducing cryptocurrency transfer services to Venmo users. The firm detailed that Venmo customers will be able to send funds to an existing Paypal account, an external wallet, or a crypto exchange platform.
Venmo Customers Can Now Transfer Cryptocurrency to Paypal Users, External Accounts, and Exchanges
On April 28, the payments services company Paypal announced that Venmo’s 60 million customers can now enjoy cryptocurrency transfers. The rollout follows Paypal’s crypto transfer launch last summer after initially introducing the product without the ability to transfer to external accounts. Similarly, up until now, Venmo only allowed its customers to buy, hold, and sell after integrating crypto in 2021.
“Crypto transfers will be rolling out to Venmo customers over the coming weeks starting in May 2023,” Paypal said on Friday.
In a bid to gather more insights into the behavior of its clientele, Paypal conducted a survey of Venmo customers. The findings revealed that a considerable number of individuals are now flocking to Venmo to better manage their cryptocurrency. More than half of Venmo’s crypto customers elected to use the firm’s crypto services. 74% of Venmo’s crypto customers opted to leave their investments in their Venmo accounts.
During the first quarter of 2023, almost 50% of Venmo customers who already possessed cryptocurrency balances chose to expand their portfolios by acquiring additional digital assets through Venmo. Paypal issued guidelines detailing the process of transferring crypto, along with a blog post on the topic.
The company emphasized that crypto transfers cannot be undone or reversed and urged customers to verify the recipient’s details by carefully inspecting the destination address. Moreover, Venmo cardholders can take advantage of incentives that offer cashback in the form of crypto assets and receive price alerts about fluctuations in crypto values.
What are your thoughts on Paypal’s move to offer cryptocurrency transfer services to Venmo users? Do you believe this will make it easier for more people to invest in digital assets? Share your views in the comments section below.
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Author: Jamie Redman