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How do I get started with Cryptocurrency with PayPal?

The following information is for educational purposes only and does not constitute an endorsement of this type of Cryptocurrency. Consider seeking tax and financial advice from licensed professionals. The cryptocurrency service is currently available to PayPal Personal account holders only.

Visit Discover Crypto for more information.

PayPal makes it straightforward for you to participate in the digital economy of Cryptocurrencies. You can buy and sell in seconds. Currently not available for Business Accounts at this time. 

Visit Discover Crypto for more information.

Buy it. Sell it. Hold it. 
Crypto, short for Cryptocurrency, is a digital currency you can buy, sell, and securely hold in your PayPal account. 
It can be volatile 
The value of Cryptocurrency will rise and fall – sometimes very quickly. We recommend doing your research and consideration for all actions (buy/sell/hold) before interacting with Cryptocurrencies. This includes speaking to a tax and financial advice specialist. 
Go at your own pace 
You can buy fractions of Cryptocurrency for as little as £1. You decide how much you want to participate.   

You can find our Terms and Conditions and Acceptable Use Policy by clicking Legal at the bottom of any PayPal page.

It can be volatile

The value of crypto can rise or fall suddenly so you can lose money just as easily as you can make it. We recommend doing your research and considering the risks before buying. This includes speaking to a tax and financial advice specialist.

Crypto sales can be taxable

Depending on your situation, you may need to report gains or losses from selling your crypto.

Keep your budget in mind

You can buy fractions of crypto for as little as $1 so it's easier to stick to a budget and buy what makes sense for you.

Visit Discover Crypto for more information.

Users can buy Crypto using their PayPal balance, or a PayPal-linked debit card or bank account.

Here’s how to buy Cryptocurrency with PayPal on the web: 

  1. Click on the Crypto promotional tile More on your PayPal account Dashboard.
  2. From the Crypto landing page, select the Cryptocurrency you would like to buy.
  3. Click Buy. You may have to confirm your account.
  4. Enter the amount you would like to buy.
  5. Choose a payment method.
  6. Select Buy.

To buy Cryptocurrency on the app:

  1. Tap  Crypto.
  2. Select one of the cryptocurrencies.
  3. Tap Buy. (You may have to confirm some info.)
  4. Read the Terms and Conditions, then tap Agree and Continue.
  5. Enter the amount you want to buy and tap Next.
  6. Choose a payment method, then tap Buy Now.
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