We’re excited to announce that Paxos Standard (PAX) will now be known as Pax Dollar (USDP). The USDP ticker more easily identifies Pax Dollar as a US dollar-backed token. As use cases for stablecoins rapidly expand, the demand for a regulated USD token has grown significantly. Companies and consumers globally are entering crypto markets and need a safe, dollar-based solution. As USDP, everyone will be able to instantly recognize our token as a dollar-backed stablecoin.
USDP is regulated and redeemable one-to-one for US dollars. USDP reserves are held 100% in cash and cash equivalents. We’ve outlined our commitment to regulation and transparency in our stablecoin operations. This name makes it obvious to anyone – USDP is a dollar. And Paxos is committed to ensuring USDP always equals a dollar.
We’re at the beginning stages of an open, digital economy accessible to anyone with a smartphone or internet connection. The adoption of USDP will drive greater efficiency and instantaneous transactions for today’s institutions and consumers. While most of humanity can easily access the internet today, the same cannot be said of the financial system. Billions of people do not have access to dollars – the world’s reserve currency – and more than 1.7 billion adults globally do not have bank accounts*. USDP will play a pivotal role in changing that and making regulated digital dollars ubiquitous; it will be the safest and easiest way for the unbanked to participate in the digital economy.
Blockchain technology has the potential to transform the global economy. Stablecoins are the gateway to an open, digital financial system. USDP is the regulated, safe digital dollar that can bring billions to financial freedom.
* The Global Findex Database 2017: Measuring Financial Inclusion and the Fintech Revolution. World Bank Group. https://globalfindex.worldbank.org/