Since December 8, the stablecoin economy has grown 3.59% in 17 days as numerous stablecoin market valuations have issued more fiat-pegged tokens this month. On Saturday, December 25, the stablecoin economy’s $167 billion market valuation represents 6.68% of the entire $2.49 trillion crypto market economy.
Stablecoin Issuance Jumps 3.5%
There’s a great number of stablecoins in existence today that are pegged to the value of fiat currencies like the U.S. dollar. The U.S. dollar is the most common stablecoin peg today, but there are others that represent the euro and the Swiss franc. On Saturday, the total value of all the stablecoins in existence is $167 billion, up 3.59% since our newsdesk’s last stablecoin report. The most dominant stablecoin today is tether (USDT) with a market valuation of around $77.7 billion spread across various blockchains.
Tether’s sizable market capitalization is 46.52% of the entire stablecoin economy today. Usd coin (USDC) is the second largest stablecoin in terms of market capitalization with $42.4 billion. While USDT increased 5.7% during the last month, USDC climbed 14% during the last 30 days. The third, fourth and fifth largest stablecoin market valuations belong to BUSD, UST, and DAI respectively. BUSD’s $14.8 billion market cap increased by 14.6% during the last month and UST’s issuance jumped by 36.6%.
60% of Today’s Trades Are Paired With Stablecoins
The Makerdao-issued stablecoin DAI increased by 2.9% this past month with a valuation of around $8.9 billion. Terra Protocol’s UST stablecoin is 9.18% larger with a valuation of around $9.8 billion at the time of writing. MIM, FRAX, and FEI saw notable issuance increases as well with anywhere between 15.6% to 42.4% during the last month. The stablecoin origin dollar (OUSD) spiked more than 102% over the last 30 days and SUSD jumped 38.7%.
On Saturday, the stablecoin economy commands $55.4 billion in trade volume out of the aggregate $92.1 billion reported volume. This means with every trade today, 60.15% of the trades are paired with stablecoins. For instance, the leading crypto asset in terms of market valuation, bitcoin (BTC), has seen around 59.68% of today’s swaps with tether (USDT). The second leading crypto asset, ethereum (ETH), has similar metrics as 51.45% of all ether swaps are with tether as well.
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Jamie Redman is the News Lead at Bitcoin.com News and a financial tech journalist living 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 Bitcoin.com News about the disruptive protocols emerging today.
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