A stablecoin (or stable coin), as its name indicates, is a stable cryptocurrency designed to be resistant to the type of price volatility synonymous with cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ether. The key is to understand "stable": what is "stable"? which references are pegged to make its value "stable"? In terms of what we measure the "stability".
On-chain activity for stablecoins has surged over the last year, increasing by 800% according to the latest market intelligence, but could the increase in stablecoin issuance create inflation in the cryptocurrency markets as past allegations against Tether and Bitfinex have suggest ?
Tether, a reputable stablecoin provider, has incorporated its U.S. dollar-backed stablecoin USDT into Algorand’s blockchain ecosystem. Tether’s presence on Algorand will facilitate block confirmation in less than four seconds and transaction fees will be a fraction of a cent.
The Dai (DAI) stablecoin reached the protocol’s built-in debt ceiling of 100 million as there has been 100 million Dai tokens minted. The nearly two-year-old stablecoin project had an original debt ceiling of 50 million, which was raised to 100 million in July 2018.
Crypto exchange giant Binance, and digital asset trust company Paxos recently announced their partnership to launch a USD-backed stablecoin. The announcement comes after the approval from the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDPS). New York-based exchange and stablecoin operator, Paxos launched a gold-backed Ethereum-based token named Pax Gold (PAXG).
Tether has been reportedly working on a new stablecoin pegged to the Chinese Yuan. The stablecoin project named “CNHT” came from the intention of Zhao Dong, one of the shareholders of the Bitfinex crypto exchange.