PayPal stablecoins could transform online slots payments - The Redditch Standard

PayPal stablecoins could transform online slots payments

Redditch Editorial 5th Jul, 2024 Updated: 5th Jul, 2024   0

PayPal’s decision to add a stablecoin to its product portfolio last year could have a transformative impact on the way people fund their online gambling activities.

Debit cards have traditionally been the most popular payment options on iGaming platforms worldwide, but the landscape in the sector has evolved over the past few years.

Operators of the most popular online slots sites have added options such as digital wallets into the mix, which has helped them attract a new demographic of players.

Many sites now facilitate PayPal deposits and withdrawals, but the company’s launch of a stablecoin could prove to be a game-changer in the iGaming industry.

Stablecoin can allay crypto fears

While cryptocurrencies have long been tipped to be the ‘next big thing’ in the digital payments sector, many people remain sceptical about using them to purchase goods and services.

The volatile nature of cryptocurrencies makes them a risky proposition for individuals who prefer financial transactions to be associated with more stable assets.

PayPal’s foray into stablecoins in August 2023 was a pivotal moment for crypto products as it gave them the legitimacy they previously lacked.

The firm has removed many of the fears traditionally associated with cryptocurrencies by pegging PayPal USD (PYUSD) to the United States dollar.

Stablecoins are unquestionably well-named, as they have their roots in the decentralised world of crypto but come without the same risks attached.

Supported by US Treasuries, dollar deposits and cash equivalents, PYUSD has the potential to be a major game-changer in the highly lucrative iGaming industry.

Why should I use PYUSD?

One of the product’s biggest advantages for use in the iGaming sector is its compatibility with numerous external crypto wallets and PayPal’s own wallets.

Customers can purchase goods and services with the stablecoin, while functionality with Venmo further adds to the allure of PYUSD.

Although PYUSD leverages PayPal’s existing digital payments infrastructure, it will be a more effective digital payment tool within the Web 3.0 landscape.

As an ERC-20 token, PYUSD is at the top of the Ethereum blockchain. It is fully compatible with a vast array of Web 3.0 applications.

This makes it an attractive proposition for users and iGaming operators alike, giving each side of the equation peace of mind that the product is future-proofed.

Another key selling point for PYUSD adoption is that New York firm Paxos Trust Company has been tasked with issuing and publishing reports on the product.

This puts PYUSD under the financial regulatory umbrella in the US – a factor which should increase consumer confidence in the product

One of the biggest criticisms of cryptocurrencies is that they are unregulated, which makes them a risky proposition for the most of the global population.

The final word

Although cryptocurrencies remain a mystery to many people, PayPal’s stablecoin could be the product that fires them into the mainstream.

PYUSD’s introduction into the iGaming sector would be an exciting development for an industry which has not been slow in embracing new innovations.


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