摘要： Regulatory compliance is crucial for firms hoping to drive mainstream crypto adoption no matter which part of the world they operate in.
Mainstream interest for cryptocurrency is becoming ever-apparent as major online payment systems such as PayPal begin to offer support for digital currencies. While a revolutionary step for both the crypto and traditional finance spaces, meeting regulatory requirements is crucial in order for such companies to support cryptocurrencies.
This year, PayPal secured the first conditional cryptocurrency license from the New York State Department of Financial Services, allowing for the purchase of Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Litecoin (LTC).
On the surface, it would appear that PayPal has undergone the basic requirements to support digital currencies. However, what’s really notable is that to ensure delivery of its cryptocurrency service, PayPal, a company with a market capitalization valued at over $127.58 billion as of December 2019, chose to partner with Paxos, a regulated financial institution specializing in digital assets.
Bob Reid, CEO and co-founder of Everest, a fintech company providing regulatory compliance for financial institutions, told Cointelegraph that it’s impressive for a company as large as PayPal to have partnered with Paxos. “PayPal looked at implementing digital currencies and decided they needed to partner with a digital asset company in order to do so,” he said. Moving forward, Reid believes that PayPal will eventually need to partner with a cold-storage crypto custodian, adding:
“I think we will start seeing lots of traditional players like banks and major payment providers partner with crypto custodians. PayPal will be the first and then more banks and financial institutions will follow.”
As another example of the crypto and traditional sectors cooperating, Everest recently collaborated with BRI Remittance, a subsidiary of one of Indonesia’s largest banks, to provide users with a blockchain-based platform allowing Indonesians and Europeans to easily exchange value across international borders. Reid further shared that the company is now also working with the Bank of Papua New Guinea.
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