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Where USDT, USDC, BUSD stand as stablecoin race accelerates

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Where USDT, USDC, BUSD stand as stablecoin race accelerates

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  • USDT led the stablecoin market after recent market volatility.
  • Despite recovery, network growth of all stablecoins declined.

Due to the recent events surrounding SVB and Circle, the stablecoin market witnessed a lot of volatility over the past few weeks. After the dust settled, Tether [USDT] emerged on top, when compared to other stablecoins.

USDT reigns supreme

According to a 21 March tweet by CZ, USDT has been making progress in terms of market cap compared to Binance USD [BUSD] and USD Coin [USDC]. Despite BUSD’s fiat asset backing, and regulatory compliance, its growth has stopped. In contrast, USDT’s status has continued to improve despite market volatility.

A sign of the expansion of USDT would also be the significant number of USDT that Tether was minting.

​​According to data from Lookonchain, Tether has minted $1 billion USDT on the Tron [TRX] network and $5 billion USDT on the Ethereum [ETH] network at press time. This significant increase in the supply of USDT suggested that there is a strong demand for the stablecoin, and the addition of such a large amount is unlikely to have a negative impact on it.

Circling back

Despite this, USDC still captured a large part of the market in terms of volume distribution, as it was responsible for 66.1% of all stablecoin volume at press time. This dominance may play a role in USDC’s resurgence after the SVB fiasco.

Source: Dune Analytics

Circle, the issuer of USDC, has started focusing on the European market.

Circle, on 20 March, issued a statement regarding its thoughts on Europe’s MiCA regulations. MiCA is a policy framework that aims to unify EU crypto regulations that can help in further institutional adoption of crypto. Circle’s EU director believes that major European banks will roll out crypto assets soon.

If Circle makes progress with these banks in terms of collaboration, it would improve USDC’s situation immensely.

The stablecoin sector still has a long way to go. Even though these stablecoins may have recovered from the recent market volatility, their declining network growth suggests that there’s still room for improvement.

Source: Santiment


Himalay is a full-time journalist at AMBCrypto. A Computer Science graduate, Himalay writes about crypto with a special focus on the latest coin-based updates. He is a fan of gonzo journalism, transgressive fiction, heavy metal, and Manchester United.
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