There has been significant excitement in the industry since PayPal last week announced its intention to enter the cryptocurrency market. The rollout of its new crypto services — enabling both crypto payments and direct, in-app purchases of crypto — has been officially set for early 2021.
Yet on Oct. 28, the co-founder and CEO of crypto payments firm Circle, Jeremy Allaire, claimed to have used the PayPal app to buy $100 worth of Bitcoin (BTC), tweeting a screenshot of the apparent transaction.
— Jeremy Allaire (@jerallaire) October 28, 2020
Allaire did not clarify how he had accessed the service prior to its official rollout, nor specify whether he had a promotional arrangement with PayPal to use and advertise the forthcoming service. As of press time, PayPal has not responded to Cointelegraph’s request for comment.