Buy Bitcoin (BTC) with bitFlyer using funds from your PayPal account

Interested in buying Bitcoin? Then you've come to the right place! Here at bitFlyer you can buy Bitcoin (BTC) on our safe and secure platform, with your preferred payment method.

You can now deposit money to your bitFlyer account using your PayPal account, and use that balance to buy the crypto of your choice, or trade on bitFlyer Lightning.

Advantages of using PayPal as a funding method

Deposits with PayPal are nearly instant, compared to the traditional wire transfers (SEPA) that can take up to two business days to be reflected on your account.

Thanks to this feature, you can react quickly to the market as your funds are transferred almost instantly to your bitFlyer account.
It’s the funding method you are interested in!

Here at bitFlyer we provide our users with a large selection of options to buy cryptocurrencies. Depending on your needs, we’re doing our best to ease your access to cryptocurrencies!

How to add PayPal funds to your bitFlyer account

Depositing funds to your bitFlyer account via PayPal is easy! Follow the steps listed below:

  • Create an account on bitFlyer. If you have an account with us already, simply log in.
  • In both cases, make sure to reach the “Trade Pro” Class by submitting the requested info and documents.
  • Go to the Account Funding page and select “Deposit EUR”.
  • Select PayPal.
  • Enter the amount of EUR you would like to deposit to your account.
  • You will be redirected to the PayPal login page to validate your transaction.
  • NOTE: If it is your first PayPal deposit, you will need to wait until the transfer is verified. If it is not your first PayPal purchase, the deposit will be reflected on your account close to instantly
  • The transferred funds are available! You can now buy Bitcoin with the deposited funds!


Depositing money on your bitFlyer account has never been faster and easier! In just a few minutes, you are able to create an account, deposit some funds and be ready to buy and trade Bitcoin on bitFlyer.

What to do with your funds

Congratulations! You just deposited some money from your PayPal account to your bitFlyer account! You are now able to use your newly funded EUR balance to buy Bitcoin on our platform. From there, you have two options:

  • Use “Buy/Sell” to make an instant Bitcoin purchase. Select the amount of BTC you would like to buy, click on “Buy” and that’s it! With this product, you can buy some Bitcoin quickly and easily, without hassle.
  • Use bitFlyer Lightning, our pro exchange. Use the funds transferred from your PayPal account to place orders on our advanced platform.

Deposit funds via PayPal on our Mobile App

You can also deposit funds using your PayPal account via bitFlyer app. If you are away from home or your preferred device, open the App and go to the “Funds” tab. PayPal deposits are available on this section of the App and the steps to deposit are the same.

Using PayPal on the App is a great feature that allows you to transfer money to your bitFlyer account and make some trades wherever you are, wherever you go! It’s quite convenient if you need to react to some market movements while being away from your desktop computer or laptop.

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Alternatives to PayPal

On bitFlyer, we also offer SEPA transfer. Since this wire transfer can take up to 2 business days depending on your bank, it might not suit you if you need to react quickly and perform a trade.

Another option is Instant Buy, where you can use either your credit or debit card to make instant purchases of the selected coin. Using this method, you will get the requested amount of coins, transferred directly to your built-in wallet. It differs from a PayPal deposit, where you transfer money to your bitFlyer account’s balance, which you can then use on Buy/Sell or Lightning.

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Buy other available cryptocurrencies

In addition to Bitcoin (BTC), we also offer Buy and Sell options for Ethereum (ETH), Ethereum Classic (ETC), Lisk (LSK), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Litecoin (LTC) and Monacoin (MONA).

With a PayPal deposit, you can use the euros transferred to your account’s balance to buy some of the coins listed above, it’s up to you and your strategy. Happy trading!

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