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Stablecoin implosion shows it has ‘no role’ as a form of money, says Bank of International Settlements’ Asia chief

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Stablecoin implosion shows it has ‘no role’ as a form of money, says Bank of International Settlements’ Asia chief

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Their recent collapse shows that stablecoins are ill-equipped as a form of money, and central banks are better placed to run digital payments, says the Asia-Pacific chief of the Bank of International Settlements.

TerraUSD saw its value plunge to almost nothing in May from being the third-largest stablecoin with a US$18.7 billion market capitalisation at its peak.


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Author / Journalist: Georgina Lee

Category: Technology

Topics: Being Terrausd Value Market Us$18 Peak Third-largest Plunge Billion Stablecoin Capitalisation

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Published On: 2022-06-26, 17:45:13

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