Reuters. It is set to announce today that its service has gone live and will be rolled out to its 29 million merchants across the next few months.is about to launch its cryptocurrency service for merchants across the US, according to
“This is the first time you can seamlessly use cryptocurrencies in the same way as a credit card or a debit card inside your PayPal wallet,” PayPal CEO Dan Schulman told Reuters.
The checkout service will allow those holding cryptocurrency on the platform to spend it with all of PayPal’s merchants. The payments company will, however, convert the cryptocurrency to fiat money for the actual payment.
“We think it is a transitional point where cryptocurrencies move from being predominantly an asset class that you buy, hold and or sell to now becoming a legitimate funding source to make transactions in the real world at millions of merchants,” Schulman added.
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