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PayPal USD Stablecoin now available on Solana Blockchain, „providing faster and cheaper transactions for consumers”

30 mai 2024

At Consensus 2024, PayPal Holdings, Inc. announced that PayPal USD (PYUSD) is now available on the Solana blockchain, „making PayPal’s stablecoin faster and cheaper to use”. The availability of PYUSD on Solana provides users1 with the choice of multiple blockchains allowing for increased flexibility and control.

The Solana blockchain is known for processing massive amounts of transactions at high speeds with extremely low costs, providing significant benefits for commerce use cases. As the most used blockchain for stablecoin transfers, according to data from blockchain analytics platform Artemis, Solana has emerged as the leading blockchain to run tokenized transactions and is ideal for PYUSD as it continues to be used for payment use cases.


PayPal USD was created with the intent to revolutionize commerce by providing a fast, easy, and inexpensive payment method for the next evolution of the digital economy,” said Jose Fernandez da Ponte, Senior Vice President of the Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, and Digital Currency Group, PayPal. „Making PYUSD available on the Solana blockchain furthers our goal of enabling a digital currency with a stable value designed for commerce and payments.”

The Solana network’s speed and scalability make it the ideal blockchain for new payment solutions that are accessible, cost-effective, and instantaneous,” said Sheraz Shere, GM of Payments at the Solana Foundation. „Continued adoption from industry participants like PayPal helps realize the next generation of fintech innovation.”

„The simplified experience of PayPal and Venmo wallets show PYUSD as a unified balance regardless of the blockchain. This allows for increased ease of use and when transferring out to external wallets, users have the choice to send PYUSD on Ethereum or Solana. In addition to the PayPal and Venmo wallets, Crypto.com, Phantom and Paxos are three of the first places to buy PYUSD on Solana, enabling a seamless fiat-to-crypto experience for consumers and enterprises.” – the company explained.

PayPal USD is issued by Paxos Trust Company, a fully chartered limited purpose trust company. Paxos and its products – including expansion to new blockchains – are subject to regulatory oversight by the New York State Department of Financial Services. Reserves for PayPal USD are fully backed by U.S. dollar deposits, U.S. Treasuries and similar cash equivalents, and PayPal USD can be bought or sold through PayPal and Venmo at a rate of $1.00 per PayPal USD.

Issuance and custody of PayPal USD is performed by Paxos Trust Company.

PayPal, Inc. is licensed to engage in virtual currency business activity by the New York State Department of Financial Services. Buying, selling, transferring, and holding cryptocurrency with PayPal is not available in Hawaii and where prohibited by law.

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1PayPal USD is not currently available to residents of Hawaii.

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