Important Notice: Beware of Impersonation Attempts Trust Company Trust Company
3 min readFeb 29, 2024


We remind you to be vigilant of impersonation tokens that are fake, and are not authentic stablecoin tokens offered by GMO Trust. These fraudulent tokens may be available on execution venues not provided by GMO Trust. Such tokens cannot be redeemed for fiat with us, and pose a potentially significant risk to your investments and financial security, potentially leading to fraudulent activities and scams.

It has come to our attention that there are instances of tokens which impersonate our GYEN and ZUSD. These tokens are not associated with GMO Trust and their labeling is misleading in an attempt to deceive unknowing persons in the marketplace. These tokens are not authentic GMO Trust issuances, however they impersonate our products by falsely displaying our name or logo. We urge you to exercise caution when obtaining any GYEN or ZUSD other than directly through our platform.

To safeguard against such impersonation attempts, we urge you to follow these essential steps when transacting on secondary markets, as you proceed at your own risk:

  1. Verify the Contract Address. The most reliable method to distinguish between genuine GMO Trust tokens and impersonations is by verifying the contract address of the token. The contract addresses for each blockchain we issue GYEN and ZUSD on can be found here.
  2. Use a Blockchain Explorer. Utilize reputable blockchain explorers to verify the authenticity of the token’s contract address. By entering the contract address into a blockchain explorer, you can confirm the authenticity of the GYEN or ZUSD.

Please be reminded that blockchain transactions are generally irreversible and you should be vigilant when transacting on any execution venue. These impersonation tokens are misleading because they are not issued by GMO Trust and therefore are not redeemable by us. We encourage you to verify the authenticity of any token you are intending to obtain by following the steps outlined above, which will help you to mitigate the risks of falling victim to fraudulent schemes.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

About Trust Company

GMO Trust connects traditional finance and blockchain technology for everyone. We issue GYEN, the world’s first regulated Japanese Yen stablecoin, and ZUSD, our trusted U.S. Dollar stablecoin. Visit our website to learn more.

This content is not financial advice and it is not a recommendation to buy or sell any financial instruments, FX trading, cryptocurrency or engage in any trading or other activities. You must not rely on this content for any financial decisions. Acquiring, trading, and otherwise transacting with financial instruments or cryptocurrency involves significant risks.
We strongly advise our readers to conduct their own independent research before engaging in any such activities. GMO Trust does not guarantee or imply that any cryptocurrency or activity described in this content is available or legal in any specific reader's location. It is the reader's responsibility to know the applicable laws in their country.


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Connecting traditional finance and blockchain technology for everyone. We issue GYEN, the first regulated JPY stablecoin, and ZUSD, our trusted USD stablecoin.