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[2019-09-09] Comparing Bitcoin to PayPal Makes no Sense
« on: September 11, 2019, 02:25:16 AM »

Comparing Bitcoin to other online money transfer services is virtually pointless. It is like comparing apples with oranges, as there will never be any fair comparison to be drawn. That said, Bitaccess is keen on exploring how Bitcoin behaves compared to the likes of credit cards and PayPal. While promising, the information needs to be taken with a grain of salt.


The statistic shared on Twitter by BitAccess is rather misleading. While it confirms Bitcoin’s annual transaction volume has increased significantly, that is as far as the “comparison” goes. Claiming how Bitcoin has overtaken PayPal in annual trading volume in both 2017 and 2018 seems to be a bit of a stretch.

More specifically, PayPal notes major growth every single year. As such, one could easily claim that company has seen major growth as well, yet it doesn’t reflect properly on these charts. It is true PayPal generated “just” 578 billion in transaction volume throughout 2018, it is more widely used than Bitcoin may ever be.

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