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PayPal Pauses Stablecoin Work Amid Regulatory Scrutiny of Crypto

Saturday February 11, 2023. 02:00 PM , from Slashdot
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: PayPal is pausing work on its stablecoin as regulators increase scrutiny of cryptocurrencies and a key partner on the project faces a probe by the New York State Department of Financial Services, Bloomberg News reported on Friday. PayPal had hoped to debut the stablecoin, which will be backed one for one by the dollar, in the coming weeks, Bloomberg reported, citing a person with knowledge of the matter. 'We are exploring a stablecoin; if and when we seek to move forward, we will of course, work closely with relevant regulators,' a PayPal spokesperson said in a statement.

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