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You can choose from Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and Bitcoin Cash1
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We're making it possible to check out with crypto on eligible purchases at millions of online stores that already accept PayPal. Enjoy the same fast and easy checkout — now with crypto.
Here’s how to check out with crypto
Shop online and select PayPal at checkout. (Make sure you've filled in your W-9 in advance so that we can use your crypto for the purchase.)
On eligible purchases, PayPal will automatically make crypto available to you as a funding option, as long as you have enough crypto to pay in full at that time.
If you choose to check out with crypto, PayPal will automatically convert it into USD or other currency at no additional fee.1 No worries – we do it all for you.
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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
Checking out with crypto is a taxable transaction
Because it’s an asset, it will first be sold whenever you checkout with crypto and the cash will be used to pay the merchant. You have to report any gains or losses on the crypto sale on your taxes. PayPal will provide necessary 1099 forms when you sell cryptocurrency.
1 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. For cryptocurrency fees, click here.
2 Available on eligible purchases. Limits apply.
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.