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Cryptocurrency

U.S customers can now buy Cryptos with Paypal

The American payment juggernaut PayPal’s is now allowing U.S residents to purchase, sell, and keep cryptos.
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The American payment juggernaut PayPal is now allowing U.S residents to purchase, sell, and keep cryptos in a report credited to FxStreet.

What you must know: Although the crypto service PayPal was set to launch in early 2021, however, based on high demand and sign-ups to such service PayPal has decided to allow eligible U.S. PayPal clients to buy, sell and hold cryptos.

A PayPal spokesperson stated:
Due to the initial demand from our customers, we’ve also increased our weekly cryptocurrency purchase limit from $10K/week to $20K/week.

What you should know: A few weeks ago, Nairametrics disclosed PayPal’s plan to provide its users the opportunity to buy, hold, and sell cryptos directly from their PayPal account by early next year.
It hinted at a strategy to significantly boost its crypto’s utility capability by making it readily available as a funding source for purchases by its 26 million clients globally.

What they are saying: PayPal CEO, Dan Schulman, disclosed its clients are signing up to be the first to use the company’s crypto services at an alarming rate. PayPal has started to permit 10% of its customer base to buy, sell, and hold Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, and Litecoin.

Schulman said, “We’re going to take up our $10,000 limit per day to $15,000 per day, based on the demand that we’re seeing and we’ll roll out to 100% in the U.S. in the next two to three weeks. We’re beginning to already see some halo effects that go on with that.

“But what I’m really excited about is what we’re going to introduce next year, which is, I think, going to dramatically increase the utility of cryptocurrencies, by enabling somebody who holds a cryptocurrency in a PayPal account to instantaneously transfer that crypto into fiat currency at a step rate. So, volatility is taken out of the equation, with no incremental fees charged for them to do that transaction from crypto into fiat.’

 

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Olumide Adesina is a France-born Nigerian. He is a Certified Investment Trader, with more than 15 years of working expertise in Investment trading. Message Olumide on Twitter @tokunboadesina. He is a Member of the Chartered Financial Analyst Society.

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    Unknown Bitcoin whale moves $714 million, Bitcoin stays above $60,000 mark

    The flagship crypto traded at $60,514.60 on the FTX exchange with a daily trading volume of $45.5 billion.

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    $700 million worth of Bitcoin moved by an unknown identity

    Bitcoin whales are moving the vastly used treasury crypto in large amounts amid price volatility and bullish rush, as Bitcoin bulls regain control above the $60, 000 mark.

    Data retrieved from BtcBlockBot an advanced crypto blockchain tracking and analytics firm, an anonymous cryptocurrency user revealed someone (possibly http://coinbase.com) moved 11,901 BTC $714 million in block 678,688.

    Whale alert! 🐋 Someone (possibly http://coinbase.com) moved 11,901 BTC $714 million in block 678,688

    The tracker further disclosed that the whale may have come from the world’s pioneer crypto exchange, Coinbase.

    Nairametrics’ research has recently seen the surge in unknown crypto transactions involving Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other top crypto assets at levels not previously seen in the cryptoverse suggesting that more institutional players are getting into the game.

    At the time of writing, the flagship crypto traded at $60,514.60 on the FTX exchange with a daily trading volume of $45.5 billion. Bitcoin is down 0.04% for the day.

    During bull trends in the cryptoverse, these large entities can take profit on their positions, especially if the futures market is overcrowded.

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    Wealthy investors reducing their crypto exposure to rebalance their portfolios can cause high price swings in the market, especially when accompanied by cascading liquidations.

    However, recent data suggests otherwise as data retrieved from Glassnode points at entities holding more onto the world’s most popular crypto, rather than selling; as data shows Bitcoin balance on Crypto Exchanges just reached a 2-year low of 2,337,271.262 BTC.

    A previous 2-year low of 2,338,724.621 BTC was observed on 08 April 2021.

     

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    XRP surges by 150% in 7 days as Ripple posts early victories against SEC

    This surge has pushed the fast-rising crypto into the top 5 cryptos by market value, behind only Bitcoin, Ethereum and Binance Coin.

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    XRP, Ripple's co-founder earned $411 million from selling XRP in 2020

    Amid the strong bullish rally at play in the cryptoverse, Ripple’s XRP looks to be leading the way with a push as it almost triples in value following a series of legal victories and social media rumours of relisting at some crypto exchanges like Coinbase.

    This surge has pushed the fast-rising crypto into the top 5 cryptos by market value, behind only Bitcoin, Ethereum and Binance Coin.

    At the time of writing this report, XRP traded at $1.47 with a daily trading volume of $29.3 billion. XRP is up 147% for the week with a current market value of about $67 billion.

    READ: Why this unknown crypto with over 600% gain in 3 months, might still explode

    The surge in this crypto asset is coming amid a lawsuit from the SEC which accused XRP’s $1.3 billion initial coin offering of being an “unregistered securities offering.” The allegation led most American crypto multiple exchanges to delist the crypto and XRP lost its place as the 3rd largest crypto by market value.

    That being said, crypto traders appear to be backing the crypto asset amid credible reports suggesting that Ripple lawyers have posted two victories in their legal tussle against the powerful American regulator, including gaining access to internal Securities Exchange Commission discussion history regarding crypto assets.

    READ: XRP stands firm, investors wait on Ripple’s legal outcome

    What this means

    Such access by Ripple’s lawyers to these records would offer them insights into why the Securities Exchange Commission has not deemed Bitcoin and Ethereum a security asset.

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