Stablecoin Shuffle — Terra Fiasco Shakes up Fiat-Pegged Crypto Economy, Over $35 Billion Disappears

Stablecoin Shuffle – Terra Fiasco Shakes Up Fiat-Linked Crypto Economy, Over $35 Billion Disappears – Bitcoin News

According to statistics on Friday, May 13, the top stablecoins by market capitalization are currently worth $163.7 billion after the stablecoin economy was valued at nearly $200 billion just last week. Of course, Terrausd’s (UST) atomic failure wiped out billions from the stablecoin economy, and Binance’s BUSD stablecoin recently entered the top ten by crypto market capitalization. Just as it caused a carnage in the cryptocurrency economy, the recent Terra crash caused a major shift in the stablecoin ecosystem.

The big shift in the stablecoin economy

Just a week passed when the stablecoin economy was on the verge of exceeding $200 billion, but the recent Terra crash changed all that. Terra stablecoin Terrausd (UST) was once the third largest stablecoin in existence until it lost its $1 parity. A token that is supposed to be pegged to the value of the US dollar is now trading at less than $0.20 per unit. However, the market valuation makes it the sixth largest by market capitalization on’s “Stablecoins by Market Cap” list.

Stablecoin Shuffle - Terra Fiasco shakes up the Fiat-linked crypto economy, more than $35 billion disappears
Top ten stablecoins by market cap according to stats on May 13, 2022 at 2:00 PM (Eastern Time). Coingecko notes that “Early treasuries have remained unpegged to the US dollar since May 9, 2022.”

Over the past month, among the top ten stablecoins by market valuation, none of the stablecoin projects experienced growth. USDC is down 0% over the past 30 days, while all other stablecoins have seen a 30-day decline. BUSD is now the third largest stable digital currency today with a market capitalization of $17.3 billion, and BUSD has also climbed to the top ten cryptocurrencies by market capitalization, taking the ninth place among more than 13,000 coins.

The Makerdao DAI token is now the fourth largest stable cryptocurrency market capitalization at $6 billion today. The value of Makerdao’s original token MKR has jumped 15% in the past 24 hours to withstand some floor vault repercussions. In fact, most of the stablecoins that managed to maintain their stability and reaped the benefits of the collapse of the terrestrial reservoirs.

While some see the need for “more regulatory framework” around fiat-pegged currencies, some believe decentralized stablecoins are still needed.

On May 12, 2022, Circle Financial CEO, Jeremy Allier chirp: “USDC/USDT is everyday trading. A journey towards quality.” The circuit’s CEO appeared on CNBC’s Squawk Box, stating that there should be “a more regulatory framework around stablecoins.” A number of people have been watching the performance of the so-called decentralized and algorithmic stablecoins closely since the fall of Terra.

Despite the recent Terra UST massacre, many still believe that decentralized and algorithmic stablecoins are in dire need among the centralized giants. Founder of Avalanche (AVAX) Amin Gon Serer He believes that the cryptocurrency ecosystem needs a decentralized stablecoin.

A day before LUNA entered under a US penny, Gün Sirer She said: “Even stablecoins with full collateral have been de-pegged. Even some weak ones [algorithmic] Stablecoins have recovered.” AVAX founder also advertiser He’ always said that [algorithmic] Stables are subject to destabilizing banking operations.” Despite the risks of operating a bank, Gün Sirer explained that there is still a need for a decentralized stablecoin in the industry.

“We need a decentralized stablecoin,” John Serrier elaborated. “Fiat-backed stables are subject to confiscation and lawful arrest. A decentralized economy needs a decentralized stable currency that cannot be frozen or confiscated.”

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What do you think about the change in the stablecoin economy this week? Tell us what you think about it in the comments section below.

Jimmy Redman

Jamie Redman is the head of news at News and a technology financial journalist based in Florida. Redman has been an active member of the cryptocurrency community since 2011. He has a passion for Bitcoin, open source code, and decentralized applications. Since September 2015, Redman has written more than 5,000 articles for News about the disruptive protocols emerging today.

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