Venmo has announced the rollout of its â€œcrypto on Venmoâ€ service, allowing over 70 million users to buy, sell, and hold four types of cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin, using the popular Venmo app. Venmoâ€™s new crypto service further shows Paypalâ€™s commitment to the crypto space, the company detailed.
Venmo Launches Crypto Service
Venmo, a service by Paypal, announced Tuesday the launch of â€œcrypto on Venmo,â€ which it described as â€œa new way for Venmoâ€™s more than 70 million customers to buy, hold and sell cryptocurrency directly within the Venmo app.â€ The rollout begins today. The announcement continues:
Users can start investing in cryptocurrencies with just $1 using the Venmo app. Customers can use funds from their Venmo balance or link a bank account or a debit card for the purchase.
Darrell Esch, senior vice president and general manager at Venmo, commented: â€œOur goal is to provide our customers with an easy-to-use platform that simplifies the process of buying and selling cryptocurrencies and demystifies some of the common questions and misconceptions that consumers may have.â€
Venmo is licensed to engage in virtual currency business activity by the New York State Department of Financial Services, its website explains, noting that buying, selling, and holding cryptocurrency with Venmo is not available in Hawaii and where prohibited by law. â€œCrypto on Venmo is enabled through Paypalâ€™s partnership with Paxos Trust Company, a regulated provider of cryptocurrency products and services,â€ the announcement notes.
More than 30% of Venmo customers have already started purchasing cryptocurrencies or equities, 20% of which started during the pandemic, the 2020 Venmo Customer Behavior Study reveals. The announcement adds:
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