PayPal Mistake See Account Credited with 92 Quadrillion Dollars

An error saw a PayPal account credited with a staggering US$92 quadrillion last week — or roughly equivalent to 14 months worth of the entire planet’s Gross Domestic Productivity.

Delaware County resident Chris Reynolds told the Daily News newspaper that he initially thought it was a debt, until he realised they had credited his account.

The email said that his balance stood at $92,233,720,368,547,800, although when he went to check the figure on the website, it showed a more conventional balance of zero.

Reynolds has been a PayPal customer for about 10 years, using it mainly for eBay transactions.

A side note, this reveals that in some way, the PayPal account balance tables in their database has the ability to carry values greater than the planet’s annual GDP — which maybe an indication of how large the firm thinks its financial services will grow to in the future.

On the web: Daily News, Culled from


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