The IB Times did a piece on Bitcoin surpassing Paypal in terms of USD transactions.
From the article:
California-based hedge fund Laureate Trust says that bitcoin is fast establishing itself as the currency to use globally and instantly to make purchases or payments over the internet recording nearly $300m (£178m, €220m) daily in transactions.
“Whenever you have an instrument that trades over 300 million US dollars a day, it must be recognized,” Peter Tasca, CEO of Laureate Trust, said in a statement.
“The digital currency works, Bitcoin has greater volume transactions than Western Union and we anticipate it will overtake PayPal later this year.”
PayPal processes payments totalling $315.3m every day, according to Statistic Brain.
“In the next one or two years, Bitcoin can surpass the dollar transaction volumes of other established payment companies including Discover, and even American Express, MasterCard, and Visa,” said SmartMetric CEO Chaya Hendrick.
Bitcoin was launched in 2008 and is traded within a global network of computers. They can be transferred without going through or clearing houses, reducing fees involved in the services significantly.
The number of retailers who accept the digital currency as payment option has been increasing, as it gained more in terms of popularity and value. Its value peaked at $1,250 in November 2013, but declined below $300 after troubles such as the collapse of exchange MtGox and crackdown on the currency in China.
Read the full article here
There was a tweet that NameConnect.com accepted paypal on an aftermarket domain purchase. Josh Metnick of Chicago.com tweeted:
— Josh Metnick (@JoshMetnick) May 23, 2014