So you want to buy Bitcoins using PayPal?
Well, if that’s what you want; you are at the right place & I’m going to share all possible methods that you can use right now to purchase Bitcoins using PayPal. First thing first; there is no direct way to buy Bitcoins using PayPal as Bitcoins transactions are irreversible. However, there are certain indirect ways which are used by users around the globe to purchase bitcoins using PayPal money.
In this tutorial, I have highlighted some of the best ways by which Bitcoins can be purchased using PayPal.
Here are all the listed sites from where you can Purchase Bitcoins via PayPal:
- Localbitcoins (Most popular way)
- Wirexapp (The best way & at the market rate)
- PaxFul (Only for verified account & higher than market rate)
- Virwox ( Long method but working & price is high)
Buy Bitcoins using PayPal & WirexApp:
Wirexapp is one of the best way for anyone who is looking to buy Bitcoins using PayPal on a consistent basis. This method would take 1-2 days for the first time & after that it’s all instant. Just follow the steps mentioned in this tutorial & then you will be able to use your PayPal funds to Buy Bitcoins. This method can be used for PayPal accounts within this countries:
Bahamas, Bahrain, Botswana*, Bulgaria, Chile, Croatia, Estonia, Georgia, Gibraltar, Honduras*, Iceland, Indonesia, Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Moldova, Morocco, Mozambique*, Oman, Philippines, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal*, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, United Arab Emirates and Uruguay
- To get started, you need a WirexApp account. Create an account here
- When you create and verify your account, you get a free virtual visa card. (You can also order Physical visa card but for now let’s focus on the fastest method).
- To use this method you need to add a small amount ($3) to your virtual visa card from Wirexapp. This is important to add the card to your PayPal account.
- Now, login to your PayPal account, Click on Money & Click on Add a card
Click on Add a new card
Now here enter the virtual debit card detail you got from Wirexapp.
PayPal will ask you to confirm the new card. Click ‘Confirm my card’ and PayPal will begin a series of transactions to verify your card. This is where your balance of $3 will be used (This will be reversed later). This is a standard practice by PayPal that they use to verify an account. It will then ask you to enter a PayPal Code.
Now login to your Wirexapp account & under transaction you will find the confirmation code to verify your debit card.
Just confirm the code & you will see a success message like this.
Click on close & now you are all set to start purchasing Bitcoins using your PayPal money. Now all you need to do is, withdraw money from your PayPal account to linked Wirexapp debit card.
Usually, this takes between 1-7 days for the fund to withdraw to your linked card. Once this is done, you can use Wirexapp interface to Purchase Bitcoins. This has been one of the best way for anyone who is looking to use their PayPal money for purchasing Bitcoins at market rate. All other methods usually cost you extra for Bitcoin purchase. If you are in the countries listed above, use Wirexapp to get your first free virtual debit card (VISA powered) & use it to purchase Bitcoins using PayPal money.
Is int this cool?
Using VirWox to purchase Bitcoins using PayPal:
At the time of writing, this is the most popular way of purchasing Bitcoins using PayPal. Just follow the steps mentioned & you will have Bitcoin with you.
- Create a free account on VirWox: <<Sign up Link>>
- Click on “Not registered yet?”
- On the next page fill out the registration form. No need to change the avatar section. (Use below screenshot for reference)
- Activate your account by clicking on the confirmation link in your email.
- Login to Virworx site & click on Deposit to start adding money using PayPal.
- On the deposit page, scroll down to the PayPal express checkout section & select the amount that you wish to deposit. You can see the maximum allowed for USD & Euro there only.
- In this case, I’m depositing $95 into my VirWox account. Click on check out with PayPal to complete the transaction.
- On the next page, you will get the confirmation of your deposit. In this case, I was charged $3.53 as fees.
Buy SLL with Deposited amount:
Now, click on USD/SLL under exchange & purchase SLL with your deposited amount. In this case, I’m buying 22,508.42SLL using 91 USD.
Click on place order! & your order will be fulfilled immediately.
Buy BTC with SLL:
So far, you have already purchased SLL using PayPal money. Now, it’s time to trade SLL for BTC. Now, under exchange click on BTC/SLL
Click on next & confirm your order. The exchange commission is 50 SLL + 3.90%.
Click on place order! and your transaction will be confirmed within seconds. Here is the success screenshot where you can see I got 0.125 BTC using $95 PayPal money.
Now, it’s time for you to withdraw your Bitcoins into a wallet address. I assume you already have one, if not click here to create a free account on Coinbase & get a Bitcoin wallet address. Here is a complete guide for the same.
Withdrawing BTC from Virwox to your Bitcoin Wallet:
Click on withdraw under my account & on the next page, add your Bitcoin Wallet address.
Note: A handling fee of 0.004 BTC per withdrawal will be charged. While most Bitcoin withdrawals are processed instantly, new accounts are manually checked. They will be processed within 48 hours. You will receive an email confirmation when the withdrawal has been processed.
Considering the fees & exchange rate, the overall BTC you will get using PayPal is minimal. But, again for those who are looking to buy Bitcoins using PayPal, this is one of the most authentic & verified way.
There are other ways too by which you can use PayPal to Purchase bitcoins but they are not as risk free as one offered by VirWox.
Other ways to Purchase Bitcoins using PayPal
This is another marketplace where you can purchase Bitcoin using PayPal. However, you need to be careful while picking the seller.
Click on trader name to check his feedback & trade volume. This will give you a good idea of how credible the seller is. In below screenshot you can see an example of ccredible seller:
In the past I have used Localbitcoins to purchase Bitcoins using cash & it worked fine for me. Again, you need to be smart & careful when making a purchase using Localbitcoins.
This is another popular way for users like you & me to purchase Bitcoins using PayPal, Payoneer, Skrill, Gift cards to name a few. This one is similar to Localbitcoins (Above) but with cleaner UI. Paxful is listing and escrow service for sellers to trade on.
You need a verified USA Paypal account. PayPal awards verified accounts only if you link your bank, debit card and upload id. Vendors will also ask for ID for themselves before accepting your PayPal.
I will keep testing new methods that let us buy btc with PayPal. For now, you should try one of these two methods to buy Bitcoins with PayPal instantly.
Testing in progress:
Here are few hand-picked guide related to Bitcoins that you must read:
- How to buy your first Bitcoin using Coinbase
- How to exchange Amazon gift card for bitcoins (Complete tutorial)
- How To Convert Bitcoin Into Ethereum (or any other cryptocurrency)
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