P2P trading platform Paxful recently partnered with cryptocurrency exchange Bityard to provide fiat on-ramp services in Singapore. It will provide users access to more than 300 different payment options.
Kiosk available on Bityard
Paxful’s web-based Virtual Bitcoin called Kiosk will be available immediately to Bityard users. It will be accessible to all new and existing customers of the platform. Paxful’s peer-to-peer trading network can be used to buy Bitcoin with 160 different fiat currencies. With this integration, Paxful will act as a fiat-to-crypto on-ramp for Bityard customers. It provides access to more than 300 different payment methods for cryptocurrency purchases.
The feature will help cryptocurrency exchanges in onboarding people who are new to digital currencies by enabling the purchase of supported coins using local currency. The platform will support domestic wire transfers, bank transfers, online wallets, gift cards, etc. The platform will support various fiat currencies like Canadian Dollar (CAD), Euro (EUR), British Pound (GBP), Russian Ruble (RUB), Mexican Peso (MXN), and Argentine Peso (ARS).
Paxful existed in the Venezuela market
Though Bityard has other fiat-to-crypto on-ramps, it provides one of the most diverse ranges of payment methods, even in countries that follow restrictive banking rules. In such countries, people can use gift cards to buy Bitcoins using Paxful. Bityard also comes with an additional capability of allowing users to buy and sell crypto using Tether via a number of currencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin.
The Virtual Bitcoin Kiosk from Paxful lets users match with sellers instantly if they meet the criteria of the trading needs like payment method and currency. After its launch in 2015, the company has expanded its reach from Bitcoin and now comes with Tether (USDT) support as well. Despite its expansion plans, Paxful recently stopped servicing the Venezuela market, which is the largest in the Latin American region in terms of volumes. The company apparently decided to pull off the market because of US sanctions on Venezuela.