Bitcoin Transaction Volume Tops PayPal, Creeps Up on Visa


To many, Bitcoin’s shot at “real-world” utility is defined by the yardstick of Visa’s transactional throughput; yet, the original cryptocurrency now purportedly handles more annual transacted value than PayPal—and appears to be gaining on Visa, fast.


Undoubtedly, bitcoin and other crypto-currencies have every chance to surpass payment systems in terms of transaction volumes and speed and over time, can completely replace them.