How To Transfer Ethereum From MetaMask To PayPal [& Vice Versa]

Are you interested in transferring Ethereum (ETH) from your Metamask wallet to PayPal? The good news is that as of June 2022, PayPal now supports Ethereum deposits from Metamask, making it possible for you to send ETH tokens from your Metamask Web 3 wallet to your personal or business PayPal crypto wallet.

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of transferring Ethereum from Metamask to PayPal, as well as provide you with some background information about both platforms.

About Metamask

Metamask is a free, open-source, client-side interface for generating Ethereum wallets and interacting with the Ethereum blockchain. Their wallet provides a secure way to store your Ethereum private keys offline and sign transactions without having to expose your keys to an online service.

Metamask also allows you to interact with Ethereum dapps and smart contracts in a secure way. Metamask injects a web3 instance into every website’s javascript context, which gives the dapp access to the blockchain via the Metamask Ethereum provider. Metamask also signs transactions using your private keys and sends them to the Ethereum network.

About PayPal

PayPal is a digital payment platform that allows users to make and receive payments online. PayPal offers a variety of services, including allowing users to send money to friends and family, make online purchases, and receive money for services rendered.

PayPal also offers a cryptocurrency service, which allows users to buy, sell, receive, and hold cryptocurrencies. Their platform is a safe wallet to hold crypto and offers buyers protection against fraud. PayPal Incorporated is a globally regulated entity and is safe to use in any country.

Ethereum Transfer from Metamask to PayPal Fees

When transferring ETH from your Metamask account to PayPal, you’ll only be charged a maximum of $10 in fees. The only fee you need to worry about is the Ethereum network gas fee, which has been quite affordable lately due to lower network activity.

To get an idea of how much you’ll be charged in fees before making the transfer, you can use a website like EtherChain to get an estimate of the live fees.

Transferring Ethereum from Metamask to PayPal

To get started with transferring Ethereum from Metamask to PayPal, watch this short video on how to deposit ETH to PayPal. The process is straightforward and involves the following steps:

  1. Open your Metamask wallet and make sure you have enough ETH to transfer.
  2. Click on “Send” and enter your PayPal crypto wallet address in the “Recipient” field.
  3. Enter the amount of ETH you want to transfer and review the transaction details, including the gas fee.
  4. Click “Confirm” to initiate the transaction.
  5. Wait for the transaction to be confirmed on the Ethereum blockchain, and your Ethereum will be transferred to your PayPal crypto wallet.

To add crypto to your MetaMask wallet with PayPal, log in to the mobile MetaMask app, click or tap on the Buy button, then select PayPal, enter the desired dollar amount worth of ETH to add to your wallet, and buy your crypto via PayPal.

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Other ways to do it

Another option to transfer crypto from MetaMask to PayPal involves a workaround where you use an exchange platform like Coinbase or Binance to first convert the cryptocurrency into dollars and then withdraw the funds to PayPal.

  1. Send your cryptocurrency balance to Coinbase or Binance.
  2. Exchange the funds into dollars.
  3. Link your PayPal account to Coinbase or Binance.
  4. Withdraw the funds to your PayPal account.

However, it is important to note that there are fees associated with this process, including a 5% conversion fee and a 3.75% instant withdrawal fee charged by Coinbase.

Other exchange platforms like Kraken, UpHold, and Voyager also offer the ability to buy and sell Bitcoin and Ethereum, which can then be transferred to a PayPal account.

While the process may vary slightly on each platform, the general concept remains the same. Ultimately, users looking to transfer cryptocurrency to PayPal should explore their options and choose the method that works best for their needs.

Final Thoughts

Transferring Ethereum from Metamask to PayPal is now possible with the support of PayPal for cryptocurrency deposits.

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Felix Küster

Felix Küster

Felix Kuester works as an analyst and content manager for Captainaltcoin and specializes in chart analysis and blockchain technology. He is also actively involved in the crypto community - both online as a central contact in the Facebook and Telegram channel of Captainaltcoin and offline as an interviewer he always maintains an ongoing interaction with startups, developers and visionaries. The physicist has couple of years of professional experience as project manager and technological consultant. Felix has for many years been enthusiastic not only about the technological dimension of crypto currencies, but also about the socio-economic vision behind them.

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