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PayPal Holdings, Inc. is an American company operating a worldwide online payments system that supports online money transfers and serves as an electronic alternative to traditional paper methods like checks and money orders.wikipedia
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Peter Thiel

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PayPal was established in December 1998 as Confinity, a company that developed security software for handheld devices founded by Max Levchin, Peter Thiel, Luke Nosek, and Ken Howery.
He is a co-founder of PayPal, Palantir Technologies and Founders Fund.

Max Levchin

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PayPal was established in December 1998 as Confinity, a company that developed security software for handheld devices founded by Max Levchin, Peter Thiel, Luke Nosek, and Ken Howery.
In 1998, soon after graduating from college, he co-founded (with Peter Thiel) the company that eventually became PayPal.

Luke Nosek

PayPal was established in December 1998 as Confinity, a company that developed security software for handheld devices founded by Max Levchin, Peter Thiel, Luke Nosek, and Ken Howery.
Luke Nosek (born 1975/1976) is a Polish-born American entrepreneur, notable for being a co-founder of PayPal.

Elon Musk

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In March 2000, Confinity merged with X.com, an online banking company founded by Elon Musk.
He holds South African, Canadian, and U.S. citizenship and is the founder, CEO, and lead designer of SpaceX; co-founder, CEO, and product architect of Tesla, Inc.; co-founder and CEO of Neuralink; and co-founder of PayPal.

Confinity

PayPal was established in December 1998 as Confinity, a company that developed security software for handheld devices founded by Max Levchin, Peter Thiel, Luke Nosek, and Ken Howery.
Confinity Inc. was an American software company based in Silicon Valley, best known as the creator of PayPal.

EBay

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Established in 1998 as Confinity, PayPal had its initial public offering in 2002, and became a wholly owned subsidiary of eBay later that year.
EBay previously offered online money transfers as part of its services (via PayPal, which was a wholly owned subsidiary of eBay from 2002 to 2015).

Ken Howery

PayPal was established in December 1998 as Confinity, a company that developed security software for handheld devices founded by Max Levchin, Peter Thiel, Luke Nosek, and Ken Howery.
The same year he graduated, he co-founded PayPal with Peter Thiel, Luke Nosek, Elon Musk, and Max Levchin.

Anonymous (group)

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In July 2011, fourteen alleged members of the Anonymous hacktivist group were charged with attempting to disrupt PayPal's operations.
Later targets of Anonymous hacktivism included government agencies of the U.S., Israel, Tunisia, Uganda, and others; the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant; child pornography sites; copyright protection agencies; the Westboro Baptist Church; and corporations such as PayPal, MasterCard, Visa, and Sony.

Braintree (company)

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In 2013, PayPal acquired IronPearl, a Palo Alto startup offering engagement software, and Braintree, a Chicago-based payment gateway, to further product development and mobile services.
Braintree, a division of PayPal, is a company based in Chicago that specializes in mobile and web payment systems for e-commerce companies that was acquired by PayPal on September 26, 2013.

X.com

In March 2000, Confinity merged with X.com, an online banking company founded by Elon Musk.
X.com was an online bank founded by Elon Musk in November 1999 that later merged with Confinity and was renamed to PayPal.

Palo Alto, California

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In 2013, PayPal acquired IronPearl, a Palo Alto startup offering engagement software, and Braintree, a Chicago-based payment gateway, to further product development and mobile services.
Palo Alto has also served as an incubator and as headquarters to several other prominent high-technology companies such as Apple, Google, Facebook, Logitech, Intuit, Pinterest, and PayPal.

Dan Schulman

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PayPal announced that Marcus would be succeeded by Dan Schulman, who previously served as CEO of Virgin Mobile and Executive vice president of American Express. Dan Schulman is the current President and CEO, with former eBay CEO John Donahoe serving as chairman.
He is president and CEO of PayPal and chairman of Symantec, formerly serving as group president of enterprise growth at American Express.

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PayPal Holdings, Inc. is an American company operating a worldwide online payments system that supports online money transfers and serves as an electronic alternative to traditional paper methods like checks and money orders.
8) Online payment services, e.g. PayPal, Unified Payments Interface, PhonePe, Paytm and Worldpay

David A. Marcus

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In June 2014 David Marcus announced he was leaving his role as PayPal President; Marcus joined PayPal in August 2011 after its acquisition of Zong, of which he was the founder and CEO.
He is the former president of PayPal and is the current Vice President of Messaging Products at Facebook where he heads the Facebook Messenger unit.

Where.com

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PayPal announced its acquisition of Where, Inc. in 2011 for $135 million.

WikiLeaks

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The denial of service attacks occurred in December 2010, after PayPal stopped processing donations to WikiLeaks.
On 22 January 2010, the Internet payment intermediary PayPal suspended WikiLeaks' donation account and froze its assets.

Venmo

Venmo is a mobile payment service owned by PayPal.

San Jose, California

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PayPal's corporate headquarters are located in the North San Jose Innovation District of San Jose, California, at North First Street campus.
Major global tech companies including Cisco Systems, eBay, Adobe Systems, PayPal, Brocade, Samsung, Acer, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and Western Digital maintain their headquarters in San Jose, in the center of Silicon Valley.

John Donahoe

Dan Schulman is the current President and CEO, with former eBay CEO John Donahoe serving as chairman.
He is a member of the President's Export Council, and is a director of eBay and Intel, and the chairman of PayPal.

Austin, Texas

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In October 2007, PayPal opened a data service office on the north side of Austin, Texas, and also opened a second operations center in La Vista, Nebraska that same year.
A number of Fortune 500 companies have headquarters or regional offices in Austin including, 3M, Amazon.com, Apple Inc., Cisco, eBay, General Motors, Google, IBM, Intel, Oracle Corporation, Paypal, Texas Instruments, and Whole Foods Market.

Xoom Corporation

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On July 1, 2015, PayPal announced that it was acquiring digital money transfer company Xoom Corporation.
In November 2015, PayPal acquired Xoom Corporation for $25 a share in cash, or about $1.09 billion.

Google Checkout

PayPal became the payment method used by a majority of eBay users (it was also the default choice), and the service competed with eBay's subsidiary Billpoint, as well as Citibank's c2it, Yahoo!'s PayDirect, Google Checkout, and Western Union's BidPay service, all of which closed in subsequent years.
Google subsequently moved to a tiered cost structure, identical to that of PayPal.

PayPal 14

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On December 5, 2013, 13 of the PayPal 14 pleaded guilty to misdemeanor and felony charges related to the attacks.
The PayPal 14 are a group of defendants allegedly connected with the hacktivist group Anonymous, thirteen of whom pleaded guilty in a San Jose court in California, United States in December 2013, to charges of conspiring to disrupt access to the PayPal payment service.

Paydiant

Paydiant, Inc. is a financial services company owned by PayPal.

Payment rail

PayPal's payment system, also called PayPal, is considered a type of payment rail.
Blockchain is considered a newer type of payment rail, as are centralized electronic payment systems such as PayPal and Venmo.