"PSA: If you opened your PayPal account before you were 18, close it now." https://medium.com/@iDemonix/paypal-is-still-one-of-the-worst-online-examples-of-customer-service-42f3c13f6cd0
I mean, too bad PayPal is like the only way to do business online using a bank account without a credit card
@MightyPork @gargron I think it is USA lawyers paranoia because in UK (maybe rest of EU?) someone <18 cannot be held liable for debts or for legal contracts terms; but as soon as they are 18 the usual contracts apply.
Like many British teenagers i got my first bank accounts at age 12/13, and used same banks well into my 20s. I didn't have to close my a/c and start again at 18 with "adults" bank account..
@masoud @Gargron @cwebber GNU Taler is an interesting project! By the way, I interviewed GNU Taler developer Christian Grothoff a while ago. The interview was published by my employer, an association of cooperative banks and other cooperatives (unfortunately, the interview is only available in German): https://www.rwgv.de/newsroom/aus-den-fachbereichen/banken-online-zahlungen-kuenftig-open-source/
I'm also keeping an eye on the Stellar consensus protocol (*very* interesting stuff... federated consensus!) and what the company Digital Bazaar is doing (full disclosure in that I contract with them, but not on this currently) on Web Payments stuff (Linked Data Signatures for web payment stuff basically). Reasons for optimism!
@Gargron Counter PSA: This does not apply to everyone.
Way back, PayPal only had a sign-up limit of 13. I signed up at this time.
When you pass a certain total transaction amount ($5000 i think) PayPal forces you to go through verification. This is standard procedure.
I did the verification thing with Photo ID and Proof of address and my account is fine.
Only if you lied about your age during signup is this an issue.
@angristan @Gargron "Account created in 2006" https://social.magnier.io/media/wdic0YsET6k53rKxFC0