The Breakdown
The Breakdown
Jul 19, 2020
Are Stablecoins Eurodollars 2.0? Long Reads Sunday
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On this week’s Long Reads Sunday, we look at two essays about stablecoins previously published on CoinDesk. 

The first is called “USD Stablecoins Are Surging, but Zero Interest Rates Complicate Business Model” by Hasu and was one of the first pieces to recognize that demand was coming not just from the crypto space but from emerging markets facing crisis time currency pressures. 

The second is “Hyper-Stablecoinization: From Eurodollars to Crypto-Dollars” from Pascal Hügli. The piece argues that stablecoins are likely to play an increasingly important role in the global economy. In effect, they are a better version of the critical eurodollar system.

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