Bullish or bearish? PayPal hosts $242M in crypto trading over 24 hours

Bullish or bearish? PayPal hosts $242M in crypto trading over 24 hours

Global payments provider PayPal has doubled its previous crypto volume record, with $242 million worth of digital assets changing hands on the platform during Jan. 11.

According to crypto market data aggregator Nomics, yesterday’s trading dwarfed PayPal’s previous volume record of $129 million recorded on Jan. 6. Since Jan. 1, daily volume has increased by 950% from $22.8.

With the spike in PayPal’s volume coming amid Bitcoin’s rally into new all-time highs, the U.S.-based payments firm appears to be gathering popularity among retail traders. Nuggets News’ Alex Saunders asserted the spike in PayPal’s volume is a likely sign of increasing adoption among retail traders, tweeting: “retail has arrived.”

Retail has arrived. @PayPal cleared $242M in crypto sales yesterday. That’s nearly double the previous record. ✅ #Bitcoin #Ethereum #BullMarket pic.twitter.com/dnoPlADhla

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— Alex Saunders ‍ (@AlexSaundersAU) January 12, 2021

Despite many within the crypto community praising PayPal’s entrance into crypto for driving new users toward digital assets, others have criticized

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