Buying Bitcoin With Paypal: Harder Than It Sounds

Article was originally published at MintDice. Unlike the period in which Bitcoin first emerged, it is a lot easier to buy cryptocurrency today. The major upside of this is that users do not have to break their necks searching for a way to buy their favorite coin. There are numerous ways to go about it, including exchanges and Bitcoin […]

PayPal bans Alex Jones, saying he “promoted hate”

Enlarge / Alex Jones in Cleveland in 2016. (credit: Brooks Kraft/ Getty Images) Payment processing giant PayPal has cut off the account of Alex Jones—the latest in a long line of technology companies to cut ties with the radio host and online provocateur. “We undertook an extensive review of the Infowars sites and found instances […]

Millennials trust Amazon and PayPal over banks when it comes to personal data

Amy Harris/Invision/AP Images Survey of 2,000 Brits find a majority of 18-24-year-olds trust Amazon and PayPal ahead of banks when it comes to protecting their personal data. 77% of all people surveyed don’t trust Facebook with their data in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. LONDON — Young people in Britain are more trusting […]

PayPal settles with FTC over Venmo disclosure and transfer policies

The FTC filed a complaint against PayPal over its Venmo peer-to-peer payment service back in 2016. The trade commission alleged that Venmo did not adequately disclose that customer transfers to external bank accounts were subject to review and could be frozen or removed. The FTC’s filing also said that Venmo misled consumers around privacy as […]

eBay ditches PayPal for Dutch payment provider Adyen

(Reuters) — PayPal shares fell as much as 12 percent in after-hours trading on Wednesday after former parent company eBay said it had signed up a new primary payment processor. EBay said it will start processing payments globally using Dutch payments company Adyen, allowing its users to remain on the eBay website when checking out. […]

eBay will soon replace PayPal as its main payment option

eBay and PayPal remained tight even after the two headed to splitsville in 2015. That’s bound to change in the near future now that the auction site has decided to offer an integrated payment system built by Amsterdam-based company Adyen. The move will give way to a more seamless payment experience — no need to […]

Fintech could be bigger than ATMs, PayPal, and Bitcoin combined

BII This is a preview of a research report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service. To learn more about BI Intelligence, click here. Fintech broke onto the scene as a disruptive force following the 2008 crisis, but the industry’s influence on the broader financial services system is changing.  The fintech industry no longer stands clearly […]

The New York City offices of PayPal and Venmo have candy drawers, Taco Tuesdays, and a conference room so cushy that employees take off their shoes

Sarah Jacobs/Business Insider • PayPal recently expanded its Manhattan office. • The online payments system shares the space with Venmo, which it acquired in 2013. • Business Insider stopped by the office to check out the space and perks. PayPal is in a good place, right now. Markets Insider reported its latest earnings report sent […]

Facebook Messenger lets you send cash to friends with PayPal

Messenger started making it easier to pay your friends for dinner back in 2015 when it introduced the option to transfer money in-app with a credit or debit card. If PayPal has always been more convenient, though, you’ll love this collaboration: Facebook and the payment service have teamed up to give you a new way […]