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Custody is a commonly used term in financial services and refers to the holding and safekeeping of assets, such as dollars or gold. Crypto custody is about holding cryptographic keys (which you can think of as passwords that unlock crypto wallets), and is typically handled through “cold” or “hot” wallets.
In one year alone, the size of the crypto market has grown 537%. You’d be hard pressed to find another market that has grown so quickly and has captured the attention of both retail and institutional investors.
Last last night, on November 8, 2021, Bitcoin hit an all-time price high of $68,521. In the very short span of 12 years, Bitcoin has entered the world and become one of the most attractive assets as a store of value. But what actually is Bitcoin? Let’s take a moment to review!
October 2021 marked the first time Paxos hosted a booth Money20/20 USA – the preeminent conference that brings leaders from financial institutions and technology providers to Las Vegas in order to learn more about what the future of fintech holds.
USDP, Paxos’ leading regulated stablecoin backed 100% by cash and cash equivalents, is the inaugural stablecoin available in Facebook’s pilot of the Novi digital wallet launched today. This news represents a tide shift in digital assets, as it’s the first time that stablecoins are readily available in a consumer wallet outside of the crypto ecosystem.
Paxos has been working in crypto since the early days. We built the first institutional Bitcoin exchange and we’ve been growing our regulated product capabilities ever since. We’re building the regulated financial market infrastructure that multinational enterprises with billions in customer assets and global reputations to protect rely upon. We’re seasoned crypto experts and help partners navigate the complexity of jumping into crypto markets.
Everything is energy, including money, which is just a fungible form of energy. If energy is the ability to do work, money is the fungible ability to make like-for-like decisions about whether to consume energy today or defer consumption by investing that energy.
“Trust is not an option – it’s a requirement” – Paxos Explains its Unique Approach to Pioneering a New Market
At Paxos, our mission is to build the foundation for a financial system where all assets, from money to commodities to securities, can be digitized and moved securely and instantly. Cryptocurrencies and digital assets represent a “brave new world” in financial services. But just because something is new, does not mean it cannot be trusted. Paxos— a highly regulated financial institution with regulated product lines—was created to address this challenge head- on.
This article is the first in a six-part series about the basics of crypto from Paxos. Stay tuned for more lessons on the world of
In the last year, the interest in cryptocurrencies has exploded. Now, more than ever, people want access to this new asset class through their trusted intermediaries. Sophisticated investors see the value in diversifying portfolios by tapping into new technology.
How Paxos Powers Regulated Settlement for Mastercard’s New Payments Pilot, Now Live and Open for Business
Paxos’ regulated blockchain infrastructure platform powers Mastercard’s stablecoin settlement pilot.
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.
At Paxos, we believe the only way to establish and maintain safety and transparency for customers is through rigorous oversight from a prudential regulator. This thesis has unfortunately borne out in the reserve mix for both USDC and USDT (Tether). Both of these tokens’ reserves are backed by a significant amount of non-cash financial instruments. A prudential regulator is crucial to ensuring the integrity of products used in the crypto ecosystem, and neither USDC nor USDT has such a regulator.
Paxos powers the only safe, regulated and liquid stablecoins that are always 100% backed 1:1 by US Dollars. Paxos has a primary regulator and is held to higher standards than other operators. Licensing and registration does not equal regulation.
Paxos attended and sponsored the Bitcoin 2021 conference in Miami, which took place in early June. A wide swath of crypto-interested people attended – beyond retail investors, many financial services companies attended as well, all eager to learn more about the crypto space.