Hold, sell, and buy cryptocurrency

Curious about crypto? Get confident with the app.

Use the app to buy, transfer, and sell cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, and Litecoin.1

What you should know about crypto with PayPal

Buy cryptocurrency simply in the app

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

Learn at your own pace

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

Your crypto’s protected

There’s no digital key to lose and you can trust us to hold your crypto.

All your crypto in one place

Transfer your crypto into your PayPal Balance account or send some to a friend in just a few steps.

Send. Receive. Transfer.

Make your crypto move.

How to get started with cryptocurrency

Explore crypto articles

to learn about digital currencies and how they work.

Go to Finances

and select Crypto from the dashboard.

Choose your crypto

select Buy, and choose the amount you’d like to purchase.

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

Get set up

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

Select your crypto

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

Let us do the rest

We’ll convert the crypto amount into USD, or any other currency, at no additional fee.1

Frequently asked questions

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. Transferring cryptocurrency on the blockchain is also risky and your crypto may be delayed or lost. Be sure to do your research and buy and sell carefully.

Crypto, short for cryptocurrency, is a form of currency that only exists in the digital space. Many believe that crypto could one day be as commonly used as cash and credit.

It’s the only financial market that runs 24/7, 365 days a year. Since all cryptos are global currencies without borders, prices change every minute of every day.

Just like with other payment options, PayPal has your back with fraud protection and PayPal Purchase Protection on eligible purchases from millions of online stores where PayPal is accepted.2

Whenever you sell crypto, including when you check out with crypto, it’s a taxable transaction. Report any gains or losses on crypto sales come tax season. Don’t worry—we’ll provide the necessary 1099 forms when you sell cryptocurrency.

Yes, you can transfer cryptocurrency into and out of PayPal. Learn how to initiate a transfer by reviewing instructions here.

We support crypto transfers between Personal PayPal accounts. PayPal supports the buying, selling, holding, and transfer of cryptocurrency into and out of PayPal.

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