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Paxos to partner with BitPay

BitPay leverages partnership with Paxos, adding Paxos Standard Token (PAX) as an option for settlement

New York – 20th November 2018 – Paxos today announced that the Paxos Standard token (PAX) is now integrated with BitPay as a settlement option for BitPay merchants. By settling transactions in PAX, merchants and businesses globally can have access to the fastest growing stable cryptocurrency that is backed 1:1 with the US dollar.

Paxos Standard is the first token issued directly by a regulated Trust company and is approved for issuance by the New York State Department Financial Services. PAX has all of the functionality, sustainability and regulation that a reliable currency needs. Paxos, as a qualified custodian and fiduciary of customer funds, holds customer deposits in FDIC-insured US banks.

“BitPay is fully committed to transforming the financial industry through blockchain technology. We are furthering this mission by allowing our customers around the world to receive fast and low cost settlement using the USD backed Paxos Standard token,” said Stephen Pair, co-founder and CEO, BitPay. “Paxos shares our vision to empower businesses across the globe to secure payments that are fast and stable.”

Launched on September 10, 2018, Paxos Standard is the fastest growing stablecoin and has the highest trading volume of any US dollar-backed stablecoin. PAX can always be purchased or redeemed 1:1 with USD by verified customers at or can be traded via global markets against other currencies such as Tether, Binance Coin, Bitcoin,  Ethereum, among others. PAX has achieved the fastest and largest global adoption as the first regulated stablecoin, with daily trading volume upwards of $70,000,000 USD.

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