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".

Alameda Research Minted Over $39 Billion USDT, Amounting to Nearly Half of Tether's Circulating Supply
Recent data analysis reveals that Alameda Research minted $39.55 billion USDT, nearly half of Tether's circulating supply. The findings underscore the significant role of major crypto trading firms in stablecoin operations, with a detailed examination of USDT's creation and redemption processes.
Circle Launches Circle Research with Perimeter Protocol
Circle launches 'Circle Research' to further technical innovation in crypto, blockchain, and Web3 through open-source research. The initiative's first contribution, Perimeter Protocol, sets a new standard for building on-chain credit markets. Circle releases the Perimeter white paper and public GitHub Repo to advance open protocol transacting with a focus on credit, catering to a wide range of credit scenarios.
Bitwise to Launch Two Innovative Ethereum Futures ETFs on October 2
Bitwise Asset Management to launch two first-of-its-kind Ethereum Futures ETFs, AETH and BTOP, on October 2. The ETFs offer exposure to CME Ether futures in a regulated format.
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.

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