PayPal to introduce Crypto Super App in 2021

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Global payments service provider PayPal is all set to launch a 'crypto super app' wallet for its American users in the upcoming months.

Global payments service provider PayPal is all set to launch a ‘crypto super app’ wallet for its American users in the upcoming months. PayPal’s CEO Dan Schulman announced that a new ‘crypto super app’ wallet is on its way to ensure “additional crypto capabilities” for users.

PayPal, the renowned payment processing firm, has stated that its consumers will not have to wait too long for further crypto focused features on its platform. Their CEO Dan Schulman claimed that the debut variant of the firm’s super app wallet was “code complete.” PayPal’s president revealed that the wallet will be fully operational in the United States over the forthcoming months.

PayPal ‘crypto super app’ will offer:

The ‘crypto super app’ wallet will provide a high-yield savings, quick access to straightforward funds deposit, sending texts with “added crypto functionality,” and other features. Every wallet will be “unique,” according to CEO Dan Schulman, and will be “powered by sophisticated Cognitive computing characteristics.”

The digital wallet app will also be personalized to the end user, so no two apps are the same. This will be done using both artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities to enhance each customer’s experiences and opportunities. Super apps are like ecosystems. They’re enclosed experiences that make it easy to accomplish a wide variety of tasks—as long as the tasks occur within the walled garden.

Since June end, PayPal has over 400 million active user accounts, with $311 billion in aggregate payment volume. With 76 million active accounts, Venmo, the PayPal-subsidiary focused on payments, started facilitating crypto trading in April, and generated about $58 billion in aggregate payment volume in 2021. The PayPal CEO Dan Schulman stated, “We’re one of the countable payments firms that facilitate users to treat cryptocurrencies as a source of financing. We’re also seeing a lot of bitcoin adoption and transactions on Venmo.”

PayPal stated that it will raise the cap on cryptocurrency purchases for some US consumers from $20,000 to $100,000. The company had previously stated that it will join the crypto market in October 2020, with qualifying clients subsequently being able to utilize cryptocurrency for trading and payments.

PayPal is one of the pioneers in bringing crypto within easy reach to its retail users and traders. “We’re one of a few payments companies to allow consumers to use cryptocurrency as a funding source. We’re also seeing strong adoption and trading of crypto on Venmo.” stated CEO Dan Schulman

With over 400 million active users, PayPal is among the largest payment platforms in the world.The payments giant also reported that its total payment volume for the second quarter this year is around $311 billion. Meanwhile, its subsidiary Venmo posted a total payment volume of around $58 billion for the second quarter of 2021. The payments firm has 76 million active user accounts and, just like its parent firm, also introduced crypto trading in April.

The added features in PayPal’s crypto super app makes sense in terms of how people often combine chat and peer-to-peer payments today. For example, someone may want to make a personal request for the funds instead of just sending an automated request through an app. Or, after receiving a payment, a user may want to respond with a “thank you,” or other acknowledgment. Currently, these conversations are done outside of the payment app on platforms like iMessage. This will change as users wont have to leave the platform to message back and forth.

To integrate all the new features into the super app, PayPal will undergo a major overhaul of its user interface.

Seems PayPal is all set to impress its users by these added features.

Dylan Leighton

Dylan Leighton

Dylan Leighton is an composer, music producer, sound designer and mix engineer from the United Kingdom. Making music for over 40 years, he creates music for corporate clients, film and video, and his own personal enjoyment. Writing under the artist name Kalliste, he has composed in just about every genre, from hip-hop to funk to classical.

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