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".

Breaking: Visa Expands Stablecoin Settlement On Solana
Visa has expanded its stablecoin settlement capabilities, incorporating the Solana blockchain and initiating pilot programs with merchant acquirers Worldpay and Nuvei. The move aims to modernize cross-border money movement by leveraging stablecoins like Circle's USDC. Visa has conducted live pilots, transferring millions of USDC between partners over Solana and Ethereum blockchain networks to settle fiat-denominated payments authorized via VisaNet. The new settlement options enable Visa to send funds on-chain to acquirers like Worldpay and Nuvei, serving various sectors.
Circle Introduces Native USDC on OP Mainnet: What It Means for the Ecosystem
Circle launches native USDC on OP Mainnet, replacing Ethereum bridged liquidity. Collaborating with Optimism, it will be available on Coinbase's Base, Solana, Ethereum, and Mercado Pago.
Breaking: Key US House Committee Leaders Challenges Federal Reserve on Stablecoin
The House Financial Services Committee is concerned about the Federal Reserve Board's recent regulatory actions on payment stablecoins, arguing they could hinder Congress's digital asset framework, impose additional regulatory burdens, and potentially cause financial repercussions.
Singapore's MAS Unveils Stablecoin Regulatory Framework
Singapore's MAS releases a regulatory framework for stablecoins after public consultation in 2022. It aims to ensure value stability and sets key requirements for issuers.
Cardano ADA Ecosystem Q2 2023: DeFi Growth, Stablecoins, and NFT Trends
Cardano's Q2 2023 report by Messari highlights 34.9% stablecoin growth, DeFi expansion, and NFT trends, with promising developments in scaling solutions.
Breaking: PayPal Launches Stablecoin PYUSD
PayPal has launched a U.S. dollar stablecoin, PayPal USD (PYUSD), backed by U.S. dollar deposits and Treasuries.
TrueUSD Partners with Alchemy Pay to Facilitate Direct Crypto Purchases in 173 Countries
Alchemy Pay partners with TrueUSD to enable direct crypto purchases via fiat in 173 countries, enhancing accessibility and transparency in the crypto industry.
Aave Outpaces Market with 9% Growth in Q2 2023, Launches GHO Stablecoin
ave's Q2 2023 report shows a 9% growth in total value supplied, outpacing the market. Key developments include the launch of GHO stablecoin, a rise in stETH deposits, and the anticipated release of Portals.
FSB Releases High-Level Recommendations for Global Stablecoin Regulation
The Financial Stability Board (FSB) has published a comprehensive report outlining key recommendations for the regulation, supervision, and oversight of global stablecoin (GSC) arrangements. The report aims to address potential financial stability risks posed by GSCs at both the domestic and international level.
Crypto Market Consolidation and Key Trends in Q2 2023
Q2 2023 saw a slight 0.14% increase in the crypto market, with Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) rising by 6.9% and 6.0% respectively.

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