PayPal will allow customers to withdraw cryptocurrency to any crypto wallet
According to Jose Fernandez da Ponte, Vice President and Head of Blockchain Development at PayPal, the international electronic payment system will become as open as possible to give users a choice of using any method of transaction. Customers who store their crypto assets on the PayPal platform will be able to use them commercially and make transfers to third-party wallets of their choice.
Da Ponte talked about the readiness of the PayPal payment system to allow its users to pay by any means they wish at the CoinDesk Consensus 2021 conference. The Vice President clarified that such a function is still under development. However, he did not announce the exact date of its implementation.
Since October last year, the PayPal payment system has provided customers with the ability to store, buy and sell cryptocurrencies, but has prohibited their withdrawal from the site until this recent announcement. Accordingly, the platform has been criticized for the need to use its own cryptocurrency only for direct payments to sellers.
When asked about launching his own stablecoin (a cryptocurrency whose value is tied to fiat or digital money), Jose Fernandez da Ponte replied that it was not time to talk about it yet. The vice president of PayPal also spoke about the interaction of the payment system with central banks, which will soon issue digital currencies.
According to da Ponte, stablecoins and central bank digital currencies can coexist with great success. And after the launch of government digital currencies, platforms like PayPal will become an organic medium for their ubiquity.
Earlier, Dan Schulman, CEO of PayPal, expressed his opinion that crypto assets and digital currencies of central banks can together become a factor in the launch and development of a fair financial system.