- The United States Security and Exchange Commission has hit Paypal with a new subpoena.
- The SEC is demanding data related to the company’s dollar-pegged native PYUSD stablecoin.
- Paypal is also being probed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
The United States Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) has ramped up regulatory scrutiny throughout the year, with a string of investigations and legal actions against cryptocurrency projects and exchanges.
SEC Pounces On Paypal
On November 1st, digital payment pioneer Paypal received a subpoena from the SEC, requesting the provision of data related to its stablecoin.
In a quarterly report filed with the commission on November 2nd, PayPal wrote “We received a subpoena from the U.S. SEC Division of Enforcement relating to PayPal USD stablecoin, The subpoena requests the production of documents.”
PayPal PYUSD, launched in August, is a digital currency backed by the U.S. dollar that simplifies digital payments, accelerates value transfers, and facilitates international remittances. It is structured as an ERC-20 token on the Ethereum blockchain and ensures seamless integration with various developers, wallets, Web3 applications, and cryptocurrency exchanges.
The company added that it is “cooperating with the SEC in connection with this request”.
PayPal is also reportedly under investigation by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, after receiving a civil investigative demand from the agency in October.
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