• July 21, 2024

Paxos Stablecoin Issuer Expands to Solana Blockchain with Regulatory Approval

Paxos, the leading stablecoin issuer, has received regulatory approval from the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) to expand its products to the Solana blockchain. The move, set to launch on January 17, 2024, is a significant step for Paxos as it competes with peers such as Circle and Tether for market share.

Expansion to Solana

The expansion to Solana is seen to be a major step for Paxos as it seeks to expand its market share. Solana is a high-performance blockchain that offers faster and cheaper transactions than Ethereum. This move will allow Paxos to offer USDP on a more efficient blockchain, making it more attractive to developers and users.

The regulatory approval from DFS is significant as it ensures that Paxos’s stablecoin will be subject to the same rigorous standards as its other products. This will help build trust with regulators and users alike, as Paxos continues to differentiate itself from competitors such as Tether and Circle’s USD Coin.

Competitive Landscape

Paxos’s commitment to working directly with DFS on issuance sets it apart from competitors such as Tether, which is often criticized for its offshore, opaque operations, and Circle’s USD Coin, which operates outside of the framework of a financial regulator. Paxos argues that its approach helps gain trust with major financial partners like MercadoLibre, Paypal, and Mastercard that customer protections are in place.

As the stablecoin wars continue, Paxos remains committed to working within the regulatory framework and building trust with its partners and users through its unique approach.

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