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🚀 Stablecoins Gain Momentum in Argentina
In the face of escalating inflation (211%), Argentinians continue to actively purchase dollar-pegged stablecoins, steering clear of Bitcoin due to its high volatility. For cash purchases of these stable tokens, locals are turning to domestic P2P exchanges due to the country's stringent currency regulations.
MetaMask's New Feature: Cash Out Directly to Fiat!
MetaMask Portfolio now lets users cash out crypto to fiat currencies like USD, EUR, and GBP. Users can quickly convert crypto to fiat, sending it directly to preferred destinations like bank accounts or PayPal. Instead of relying on one provider, MetaMask aggregates multiple vetted providers, presenting real-time conversion options. Currently, this feature supports ETH on Ethereum Mainnet in the US, UK, and parts of Europe. Expansion plans include more regions and layer 2 network gas tokens.
WhiteBIT has announced its integration with MoneyGram!
The service is built on the Stellar blockchain and activated by the MoneyGram retail agent network, allowing the exchange's clients to convert digital currency into cash. You can exchange USDC for hryvnias, dollars, and euros at respective MoneyGram branches throughout Ukraine. Currently, the service is available only to users residing in Ukraine who have completed KYC verification with Ukrainian documents. There are no fees for this service until June 2024! For the user, the entire process consists of several steps, which are thoroughly described in the comprehensive exchange instructions on the WhiteBIT website.
Circle Readies for Battle Against Traditional Players
Facing increased competition from conventional financial giants like PayPal Holdings Inc., Circle is taking strategic measures. To counter this threat and counterbalance the diminishing market share of its USD Coin stablecoin, Circle is expecting leveraging a substantial cash reserve surpassing $1 billion. The circulating supply of Circle’s USD Coin has experienced a decline, shrinking from $45 billion to around $26 billion since the start of this year.
PayPal is rolling out its own stablecoin
Partnering with Paxos Trust, financial giant PayPal has unveiled PayPal USD (PYUSD), focusing on swift and budget-friendly payments. With backing from dollar deposits, short-term government securities, and similar cash equivalents, PayPal's CEO, Dan Schulman, envisions the stablecoin bolstering the company's foothold in the digital currency space: "The vision over time is that this becomes a part of the overall payments infrastructure."