Emurgo, the commercial arm and founding member of the Cardano blockchain, will launch a newly regulated stablecoin pegged to the United States dollar, USDA, in early 2023.
Emurgo, the official commercial arm and a founding entity of the Cardano blockchain announced that it will bring a regulated stablecoin pegged to the U.S. dollar to market in early 2023. According to reports, USDA will the first fully fiat-backed, regulatory-compliant stablecoin within the Cardano ecosystem. Stablecoins are digital currencies backed by one or more assets and pegged to fiat currencies such as the U.S. dollar in this instance and allow traditional market players to access the cryptocurrency industry. Stablecoins are more commonly used as mechanisms for trading, borrowing, and lending mechanisms across the digital ecosystem.
#EMURGO, the official commercial arm and a founding entity of the @Cardano #blockchain, announces the planned launch of its new U.S. Dollar-backed stablecoin, #USDA. A first fully fiat-backed, regulatory compliant #stablecoin in the #Cardano ecosystem.
— EMURGO (@emurgo_io) November 18, 2022
Emurgo Fintech Managing Director, Vineeth Bhuvanagiri, said in a press release:
The Cardano ecosystem was built on the ethos of bringing real-world applications to crypto and creating the foundation to build the economy of the future. The introduction of a fully fiat-backed, regulatory compliant stablecoin is the next step in realizing the future for our community. USDA is a native asset, freely exchangeable on Cardano, and backed by U.S. currency. This stablecoin not only offers stability to investors conducting financial transactions on the blockchain but advances a path forward for the Cardano ecosystem to address a problem we are uniquely positioned to solve — banking the underbanked, he added.
The broader aim of the project is to provide customers with a variety of financial services, products, and solutions based on Cardano assets. The project will include lending and borrowing services, and crypto-based card payments, and will bridge the gap between conventional markets and decentralised applications (dApps).
USDA will go live on the Anzens network, a new product suite by Emurgo, in the first quarter of next year. Following the launch, customers will be able to tokenise their USD through credit and debit cards, wire transfers, or through the exchange of Cardano’s native token ADA. According to Emurgo, it has collaborated with a regulated financial service organisation in the U.S. to issue the stablecoin ensuring that USDA is fully compliant and adheres to regulatory norms and standards. The press release by Emurgo also indicates that it will soon enable the safe and convenient conversion of other stablecoins including USDC and USDT to USDA, with additional plans to enable conversions and swaps of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ether.
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