5 Methods to Buy Bitcoin With PayPal Instantly
You already have a PayPal account, and you’d rather not go through the hassle of buying Bitcoin through any other means. You may also know that PayPal has mostly looked favorably upon buying Bitcoin, but finding places to buy Bitcoin with PayPal can be tricky.
This is why we prepared 5 methods to buy Bitcoin with PayPal instantly (well, not it every case). The problem with using PayPal is that it permits chargebacks, while Bitcoin does not: there are scammers who buy Bitcoin with PayPal from you and then claim they didn’t receive anything. This must be kept in mind when using these methods.
At the time of writing, eToro is not available in the US and you don’t exactly own the Bitcoins. The trading platform will allow you to buy Bitcoins with PayPal but you will not be able to withdraw them or send them to other people – you will only be able to sell them for fiat currencies.
Virwox is the Virtual World Exchange. You can buy a virtual currency called SLL (Second Life Linden Dollars), from Second Life - one of the biggest virtual worlds - using PayPal, and then trade it for Bitcoin. However, Virwox limits the amount you can initially deposit through PayPal or credit card, the transaction fees are much higher than usual, and Virwox is delaying new user transactions for up to 48 hours.
One of the most popular exchanges that is not really an exchange, LocalBitcoins is more of a website that offers you the possibility of finding people in your vicinity selling Bitcoin, and they make their own rules about which payment methods they accept. This means there is a chance they will take PayPal payments too.
Wirex is a company that supplies virtual and physical Bitcoin debit cards. Since it’s just like any other debit card you can use Wirex’s card with your PayPal account. Still, this takes an incredibly long time to complete - up to 10 days at a time, depending on where you live.
Paxful is incredibly similar to LocalBitcoins, but it is smaller and less known. When you create an account, you choose your preferred payment method and the amount you want to buy, and either choose a seller manually or let Paxful find one for you. The drawbacks are high exchange rates and the possibility of getting scammed.
If none of these work for you, you may want to reconsider using PayPal as other options can be more secure and quicker than this.