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PayPal Empowers US Users to Seamlessly Sell Cryptocurrency via MetaMask Wallet

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PayPal Expands Digital Asset Services with New Cryptocurrency Features

PayPal Expands Digital Asset Services with New Cryptocurrency Features


Global payment giant PayPal continues expanding its digital asset services, integrating new methods to sell cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC).

New On- and Off-Ramps for Web3 Payments

On Sept. 11, PayPal introduced new on- and off-ramps for Web3 payments, allowing users in the United States to convert their crypto to U.S. dollars directly from their wallets into their PayPal balance.

The PayPal off-ramp feature is immediately available to wallets, decentralized applications, and nonfungible token marketplaces and is live on MetaMask.

Buy and Sell Cryptocurrencies in the United States

The new features are designed to enable customers to buy and sell several cryptocurrencies in the United States.

“Once integrated, web3 merchants can help grow their user base by connecting to PayPal’s fast and seamless payments experience trusted by millions, while leveraging PayPal’s robust security controls and tools for fraud management, chargebacks, and disputes,” PayPal noted.

Promotional Video for PayPal’s On- and Off-Ramps

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Promotional video for PayPal’s on- and off-ramps. Source: YouTube

MetaMask and BTC Transactions

A video on YouTube promoting PayPal’s on- and off-ramp features includes a screenshot from its interface showing a user sending 0.0015 BTC ($50) to an external wallet with a $5 network fee and $2.19 transaction fee. The video doesn’t specify what wallet was used for the transaction. It’s worth noting that MetaMask doesn’t support BTC transactions on the original Bitcoin blockchain.

Partnerships and Integration

The latest rollout comes shortly after PayPal partnered with major hardware wallet firm Ledger to provide a new on-ramp integration in August 2023, allowing verified PayPal users in the U.S. to buy Bitcoin, Ether (ETH), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), and Litecoin (LTC) directly on a Ledger hardware wallet via its native Ledger Live software.

As previously reported, MetaMask started rolling out Ether purchases via PayPal for users in the U.S. in May 2023. MetaMask parent company ConsenSys and PayPal initially partnered to enable ETH transactions in late 2022.


PayPal continues to expand its digital asset services by introducing new features for buying and selling cryptocurrencies. These features provide users in the United States with convenient ways to convert their crypto to U.S. dollars and vice versa. With partnerships and integrations with platforms like MetaMask and Ledger, PayPal aims to offer a seamless and secure experience for its customers.

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