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Buy, sell, and hold crypto with confidence

Use the app to stay up to speed on the fast-paced digital market of Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, and Litecoin.1

What you should know about crypto with PayPal

Buy crypto within seconds

Start with as little as $1 with the funds already available in your PayPal balance.

Learn at your own pace

Read the latest articles and know the basics about crypto directly from the app.

Your crypto's protected

There’s no digital key to lose and we’ll replace your crypto in whole if your account gets hacked.

How to get started with crypto

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How to get started with crypto

  1. Tap Finances and select Crypto from the dashboard

  2. Choose your preferred currency, tap Buy, and PayPal will verify your identity

  3. Explore crypto articles to learn about digital currencies and how they work

Do more with your digital currency

Select crypto at checkout on eligible purchases when checking out at millions of online stores worldwide.

How to check out with crypto

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Complete your W-9 tax form in advance in the app to use your crypto as a payment method.

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Crypto’s automatically available as a payment option as long as you’re able to pay in full.

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PayPal will convert the crypto amount into USD, or any other currency, at no additional fee.1

Get up to speed on digital currency

Crypto is considered volatile because of how much, and how quickly, its value can change. Like all currencies, there's potential for gains and losses. Keep in mind that we can't protect you from losses as a result of market volatility. Be sure to do your research and buy and sell carefully.

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1 PayPal Balance account required. When you buy or sell cryptocurrency, including when you check out with crypto, we will disclose an exchange rate and any fees you will be charged for that transaction. The exchange rate includes a spread that PayPal earns on each purchase and sale. Learn more about cryptocurrency fees.

Buying and selling cryptocurrency is subject to a number of risks and may result in significant losses. Please see our disclosure here for more details. PayPal does not make any recommendations regarding buying or selling cryptocurrency. Consider seeking advice from your financial and tax advisor. All custody of and buying and selling in cryptocurrency is performed for PayPal by its licensed service provider, Paxos Trust Company, LLC. Buying, selling, and holding cryptocurrencies is not regulated in many states, including the State of California. PayPal, Inc. is licensed to engage in virtual currency business activity by the New York State Department of Financial Services. Buying, selling, and holding cryptocurrency with PayPal is not available in Hawaii and where prohibited by law.

2 Purchase Protection is available on eligible purchases. Limits apply.

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