Venmo Crypto Update: 15 Things to Know if You Want to Buy, Sell or Pay With Cryptocurrency

Venmo is taking a big step forward today with a crypto update that allows buying, selling, and holding certain cryptocurrencies in its app.

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Let’s take a look at everything you need to know about the crypto update to Venmo.

  • Venmo users are able to make use of the cryptocurrency trading feature in this update with just $1.
  • The feature is under the “Crypto” option in the app and it also includes other benefits for users.
  • That includes the ability to track cryptocurrency trends, look over crypto guides, and watch videos answering commons questions about digital assets.
  • Users that want to can also share their crypto activity on the Venmo feed.
  • The Venmo crypto update only allows users to buy, sell, and hold certain cryptocurrencies.
  • That includes Bitcoin (CCC:BTC-USD), Ethereum (CCC:ETH-USD), Litecoin (CCC:LTC-USD), and Bitcoin Cash (CCC:BCH-USD).
  • Venmo not offering Dogecoin (CCC:DOGE-USD) seems like a real missed opportunity considering today is Doge Day.
  • While the crypto feature launches today, it may take a few weeks before all users see the update.
  • Venmo said that it introduced this update due to the increasing use of crypto from its users.
  • Its 2020 Venmo Customer Behavior Study showed that more than 30% of customers were already investing in crypto.
  • This also builds on PayPal’s (NASDAQ:PYPL) plans to expand its business into the crypto market.
  • PayPal owns Venmo and holds a conditional Bitlicense from the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS).
  • This is what allows PayPal and Venmo to offer cryptocurrency through the app.
  • PayPal has been increasing its crypto offerings of late, which includes accepting it for merchant payments.
  • However, the company doesn’t pay the merchants in crypto and instead exchanges it to an analog currency.

PYPL stock was up 1.4% as of Tuesday morning.

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On the date of publication, William White did not have (either directly or indirectly) any positions in the securities mentioned in this article.


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