PayPal, Crypto PayPal, Venmo Unveil New Charges for Crypto Trades

PayPal and Venmo, the company’s popular consumer payments app, are rolling out a new way to charge for cryptocurrency transactions.


PayPal and Venmo will charge their customers a flat fee for Cryptocurrency trades up to $200 starting March 21, after charging tiered fees on the purchases since accepting crypto payments last year, according to a Barron’s report Wednesday (Feb. 16).


Since launching crypto trades, PayPal and Venmo have taken a percentage cut of every transaction higher than $25, while trades under $25 are charged a minimum flat fee of 50 cents. Purchases or sales between $25 and $100 incurred a charge of 2.3%, while those between $100.01 and $200 were charged 2%.


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The new PayPal and Venmo level expenses are higher for clients who make more modest exchanges, with individuals purchasing somewhere in the range of $1 and $4.99 charged 49 pennies for their buys. The people who purchase somewhere in the range of $5 and $24.99 of digital currencies will be charged 99 pennies. Exchanges somewhere in the range of $25 and $74.99 will cause a $1.99 expense and exchanges somewhere in the range of $74 and $200 will cost clients $2.49.


"This change is important for our continuous obligation to give straightforwardness, simplicity of comprehension and lucidity to our clients," a PayPal representative said by means of email.


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Exchanges of more than $200 will in any case be charged a 1.8% expense for anything under $1,000, while any exchange of more than $1,000 will be dependent upon a 1.5% charge.


Related: PayPal Creates Advisory Panel for Crypto


Last week, PayPal said it is adding a few new individuals to its cross-disciplinary warning chamber on Blockchain, Crypto and Digital Currencies (BCDC), including Fortress Investment Group Co-CEO Peter L. Briger Jr., Turning Award victor Dr. Shafi Goldwasser and Georgetown Law educator Chris Brummer.



The board likewise incorporates previous Chairman of the U.S. Item Futures Trading Commission Timothy Massad, MIT Digital Currency Initiative Director Dr. Neha Narula and MIT Sloan School of Management educator Antoinette Schoar.


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