Stably USD Stablecoin Launches on XRP Ledger

UTC by Babafemi Adebajo · 2 min read
Stably USD Stablecoin Launches on XRP Ledger
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Since its launch in 2018 as an ERC-20 token, Stably has raised the standards of transparency and interoperability in the stablecoin industry.

Seattle-based Web 3 payment provider has announced the launch of Stably USD ($USDS) on the XRP Ledger (XRPL). The first native stablecoin on XRPL, Stably USD, supports XRPL’s goal of being a scalable and sustainable blockchain for tokenized assets and global payments.

According to CEO and Co-founder of Stably, Kory Hoang, XRPL’s innovative technology and product initially caught the firm’s interest. He said, “Their strong institutional relationships and low transaction fees suit Stably’s stablecoin and fiat gateway infrastructure perfectly.” Hoang argued that the technology would simplify payments and remittances.

Currently, users across about 200 countries globally can mint/ redeem Stably USD using traditional payment infrastructure. Fedwire, SWIFT, ACH, and credit/debit cards can also be used to purchase stablecoins through the fiat-to-stablecoin gateway, Stably Ramp.

Users can use the Stably site directly or the Stably Ramp app, which is built into the Xumm wallet of the XRPL. Likewise, institutions can use the Stably Ramp and exchange Stably USD for BTC, ETH, USDT, and USDC, among others.

Stably USD and Its Multichain Potentials

Since its launch in 2018 as an ERC-20 token, Stably has raised the standards of transparency and interoperability in the stablecoin industry. Most recently, the stablecoin launched on the Harmony blockchain. Thus, apart from XRPL, Stably USD is available natively on over 11 blockchains, including Stellar, Tezos, and VeChain. The firm will also launch the coin on other blockchains in the future.

As a result of its multichain presence, Stably USD can act as a multichain “bridge,” that allows asset transfer from one network to the other. Each stablecoin is fully collateralized with USD, which is proportional to its market capitalization. This collateral is held in banks and managed by a custodial firm on behalf of the investors in the coin. The coin is a US-regulated and SEC-qualified custodian.

Stably will also collaborate with a US-based stablecoin auditor to keep its books up-to-date by providing periodic attestations about Stably USD’s fiat collateral reserve.

More Market for Stablecoins

Overall, the demand for stablecoins exceeds its supply. According to data from the Block, the total stablecoin supply peaked in early April at about $182.6 billion. However, the supply has since fallen to $141.3 billion. Thus, there seems to be room for more stablecoins and interoperability of available stablecoins to meet the existing demand.

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Babafemi Adebajo

An experienced writer with practical experience in the fintech industry. When not writing, he spends his time reading, researching or teaching.

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