Announced last month, the crypto support went live for U.S. customers on Nov. 12, marking a new level of mainstream availability of cryptocurrency. In addition, PayPal said it will “significantly increase cryptocurrency's utility” as it will be usable for purchases at the company’s network of 26 million merchants worldwide.
Bloomberg: Is PayPal buying crypto custodian BitGo?
The report cites anonymous sources who say PayPal is in talks to buy crypto firms including the competitor of its announced custodian Paxos
Citing anonymous sources, the Bloomberg report said that PayPal Holdings is looking to double down on its jump into crypto this week. No other firms were mentioned by name, and the sources made clear BitGo was not a done deal.
PayPal adds support for bitcoin, other cryptos
26 million merchants will be able to accept payments in bitcoin, ether, bitcoin cash, and litecoin ‘in the coming weeks’
Saying the “shift to digital forms of currencies is inevitable,” PayPal president and CEO Dan Schulman announced that customers would be able to buy, sell, and hold bitcoin and three other cryptocurrencies in their accounts.
RenVM bridges Bitcoin, Ethereum blockchains
Ren says its ultimate goal is to connect ‘any imaginable pair of blockchain-based tokens’—telling Modern Consensus this could start happening within months
An open decentralized finance protocol has launched its core product today: RenVM bridges blockchains, enabling Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, and Zcash to be brought to the Ethereum blockchain.