Over $7.3 Billion Worth of Stablecoins Being Secured by Ethereum (ETH), True Adoption?

By Dalmas Ngetich
Published May 18, 2020 Updated May 18, 2020
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Over $7.3 Billion Worth of Stablecoins Being Secured by Ethereum (ETH), True Adoption?

By Dalmas Ngetich
Published May 18, 2020 Updated May 18, 2020

Two months to the launch of ETH 2.0, statistics reveal that the Ethereum network, slow as it is, now secures over $7 billion worth of stablecoins.

Stablecoins are digital currencies tailored to minimize the effect of price volatility since digital assets are well known for their fluctuations. Technically, stablecoins act as a unit of account and most importantly, a reliable refuge as a store of value.

List of Stablecoins

The most common stablecoins include Tether (USDT), Gemini Dollar (GUSD), Paxos Standard (PAX), USD Coin (USDC), Binance USD (BUSD), DAI which is issued by the MakerDAO protocol, and Huobi USD (HUSD).

Most of these tokens are issued from the Ethereum blockchain. There are some which are based on the Tron blockchain, and the Omni Network.

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USD Secured in Ethereum

Ethereum is Dominant

The smart contracting capability enabled by Ethereum has made it possible for several stablecoins including Tether, the world’s most capitalized, to proliferate. And backing this up has been a stellar 2019 where the benefits of DeFi were highlighted.

By Q1 2020, the total value of Ethereum (ETH) measured in USD terms held at DeFi dapps had exceeded $1 billion in February.

Because the Ethereum ecosystem is free from fiat influence as loans and interests are paid out in digital currencies and specifically the issuance of loans is in DAI, a stablecoin, the success of DeFi therefore means the wide adoption of stablecoins.

Tether (USDT) Flips Bitcoin Cash, USDT Market Cap to Pump

Stablecoins continue to be a key feature.

To measure its role, the world’s most valuable stablecoin, USDT recently flipped Bitcoin Cash (BCH). At the time of press, USDT had a market cap of $4.4 billion, exceeding BCH’s by $200 million.

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Tether (USDT) Flips Bitcoin Cash

Despite crypto asset prices stabilizing in the last few days, it is highly likely that USDT market cap and therefore liquidity will likely edge higher in days ahead.

The more BTC and ETH pump, the higher net-worth individuals shielding their privacy through Tether Limited will continue to pour into cryptocurrency through their preferred coin, USDT.

This means not only will USDT market cap rise but the issuer will remain dominant even as other stablecoins which are regularly audited and available on different ramps threaten to clip market share.

USDT has a market share exceeding 77 percent while year-to-date growth has been impressive at over 110 percent.

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Dalmas is a very active cryptocurrency content creator and highly regarded technical analyst. He’s passionate about blockchain technology and the futuristic potential of cryptocurrencies and enjoys the opportunity to help educate bitcoin enthusiasts through his writing insights and coin price chart analysis. Follow him at @dalmas_ngetich

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