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Crypto: Not All Stablecoins Are Equal

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“All crypto market participants should be aware that not all stablecoins are created equal”— Paul Ebeling

Note: Stablecoins are crypto assets designed to have a relatively stable value by being pegged to a commodity or currency like the USD.

Following the collapse of Terra’s algorithmic stablecoin TerraUSD, the head of the crypto lending platform says in a new interview that not all stablecoins can be considered a stable asset. 

“It’s very important for people to understand that not everybody who calls themselves a stablecoin is a stablecoin. Just because you have some kind of an algorithm and you attach the word stablecoin to it does not mean you are a stablecoin, so we need to really separate.

Celsius supports 14 different assets that are considered a form of stablecoin, but we group them into different buckets. You have the USDC (USD Coin), the TUSD (TrueUSD), the USDP (Pax Dollar), which is the Paxos coin and you know that for every dollar, every token, every ERC-20 that is issued, there is a dollar sitting in a bank account in the form of cash or in the form of treasuries.”

It’s 1:1 peg. No question about it.”

Celsius Network CEO Alex Mashinsky says that even if the value of the mentioned stablecoins fluctuates in some crypto exchanges, owners can still redeem the full value of their holdings through the stablecoin issuer.

“You can redeem it at any time, and people have to understand that just because something trades at $0.98, even if USDC trades on some exchange at $0.98, that means nothing, but people don’t understand that. They look at the price on the exchange, price on Binance or price on FTX, just means that the willing buyer and the willing seller exchange hands at $0.98 on that platform. That has nothing to do with USDC or USDT or anybody else, and it’s important that people understand that.”

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Paul A. Ebeling, a polymath, excels, in diverse fields of knowledge Including Pattern Recognition Analysis in Equities, Commodities and Foreign Exchange, and he is the author of "The Red Roadmaster's Technical Report on the US Major Market Indices, a highly regarded, weekly financial market commentary. He is a philosopher, issuing insights on a wide range of subjects to over a million cohorts. An international audience of opinion makers, business leaders, and global organizations recognize Ebeling as an expert.