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Order to Stop Minting Paxos BUSD May Boost Euro Stablecoins in Crypto Trade

Order to Stop Minting Paxos BUSD May Boost Euro Stablecoins in Crypto Trade

According to blockchain data, the market cap of USDC has decreased from $44 billion to $38 billion, and PeckShield, an auditing and blockchain analytics firm, has reported that Circle and Coinbase burned $4.7 billion of it on Friday.

Binance’s founder, Changpeng Zhao, speculates that Circle may have also been asked to stop minting BUSD after receiving a notice that Paxos was to stop minting. However, there has been no statement from Circle or Coinbase to confirm this.

Although the market cap of USDC has been falling since summer, both Paxos and Circle are regulated by the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS), and it would be strange for NYDFS to order Paxos to stop minting without ordering Circle as well.

Tether’s USDT stablecoin, which is based in Europe and not subject to NYDFS jurisdiction, may be the only stablecoin left standing if NYDFS orders Paxos to stop minting.

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The recent NYDFS decision without public consultation or debate could hinder innovation in the United States, making it a less attractive destination for crypto trade.

This could lead to increased opportunities for Europe and the euro or the United Kingdom and GBP, as the United States may no longer be a viable option.

Alexander Stefanov

Reporter at CoinsPress

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