PayPal announced the launch of PayPal USD to allow people to transfer funds more fastly & efficiently.
PayPal is an American multinational financial technology company operating an online payment system in the majority of countries that support online money transfers. For a couple of years, PayPal company also provides crypto purchases & sales via its PayPal app. Over the last 1 year, this global payment firm lost 35% of its market share in the financial sector.
On 7 Aug 2023, PayPal announced the launch of its stablecoin “PayPal Stablecoin” or say PayPal USD. This new stablecoin is running on the Ethereum blockchain network and can be used at any exchange, Web3 platform, & also in digital payments.
As we know that PayPal is a highly trusted payment & digital banking company in the world, so here we can say with 100% confidence that its PayPal USD will always remain pegged exactly equal to $1 value.
Now it will be interesting to see the impact of PayPal USD in the crypto industry, as already huge numbers of stablecoins are in use e.g. Tether (USDT), Circle (USDC), etc.
Some experts claimed that people will show very high Inclination toward PayPal’s stablecoin because USDC & USDT like stablecoins are not highly trusted stablecoins, as the backend management companies are struggling in the US jurisdiction because of their direct exposure to the crypto market.
Tether CTO Paolo Ardoino welcomed PayPal in the stablecoin business sector and also he said that Tether firm doesn’t think that PayPal USD will bring any kind of impact on the USDT dominance and also it will bring a better outcome for the crypto sector.
Few people claimed that USDT is available globally to use but USDC stablecoin is highly inclined to the US market, so there are chances that USDC may face some big competition pressure because of PayPal USD.