The Chief Executive Officer of PayPal – Dan Schulman – reiterated his positive stance on the cryptocurrency industry. In his view, the “intersection” between digital assets, CBDCs, stablecoins, and digital wallets will “redefine a lot of the financial world going forward.”
High Hopes on Crypto
PayPal’s top executive has been an advocate of the cryptocurrency industry for a while and even admitted in 2019 that he owned bitcoin.
In his most recent speech at Axis Tel Aviv, Schulman doubled down on his stance, forecasting that the combination of digital assets, central bank digital currencies, stable coins, and digital wallets could reshape the monetary sector:
“The intersection between CBDC, stable coins, digital wallets, and enhanced utility of payments through cryptocurrencies is not just fascinating, but I think will redefine a lot of the financial world going forward.”
One of the most intriguing topics in the crypto space is bitcoin’s USD value and the predictions of its movements in the months and years to come. However, Schulman finds this irrelevant. To him, what matters is the merits of the digital asset industry and its ability to affect the finance world positively:
“I’m very excited about what crypto and digital ledger technology can do to the financial system going forward. I think the initial things that everyone thinks about crypto, buying and selling it, and what the price of bitcoin is going to be tomorrow, that’s the least interesting part about digital currencies to me.”
It is worth noting that his company – the payment processor giant PayPal – has already hopped on the crypto bandwagon. The organization recently introduced an application called “super wallet,” which includes digital asset services.
Earlier this year, PayPal announced it seeks to develop its cryptocurrency. The asset will be a stablecoin, possibly pegged to the US dollar. Jose Fernandez da Ponte – Senior Vice President of Crypto and Digital Currencies at PayPal – revealed that the financial product will aim to meet all necessary regulatory standards:
“We are exploring a stablecoin; if and when we seek to move forward, we will of course, work closely with relevant regulators.”
Novogratz Has the Same Vision
Another prominent individual who shares the viewpoint of Dan Schulman is Galaxy Digital’s CEO – Mike Novogratz. Last week, he predicted that crypto and blockchain technology will “reshape the world in ways we can’t imagine.”
Additionally, Novogratz believes Joe Biden’s executive order on cryptocurrencies will be a bullish factor for the sector. The directive is a “welcomed engagement from the administration,” which could create an opportunity for the USA to become the global leader in the crypto universe, he concluded.
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