Bitcoin is showing more signs of adoption and growth as the cryptocurrency processed 62% more transactions in terms of dollar value than PayPal in 2021. The new information comes as critics continue to discuss the viability of bitcoin for a global level of payments.
The data was revealed by Blockdata, which published a report on Nov 23 comparing bitcoin with payment Mastercard and Visa. Blockdata primarily focused the report on whether bitcoin could compete with the two payment networks, to which it concluded in the affirmative, but with the caveat that it would take time. In 2021, the Bitcoin network processed about $489 billion per quarter. PayPal processed $302 billion per quarter, while Mastercard and Visa were significantly ahead at $1.8 trillion and $3.2 trillion per quarter.