2018 rapidly became the year of the stablecoin with numerous dollar-pegged coins launching to compete for market share with Tether (USDT).

According to a recent report by market research firm Diar, the adoption of the major stablecoin alternatives, including USD Coin (USDC), True USD (TUSD), Paxos (PAX) and Gemini USD (GUSD), has accelerated in the previous three months as on-chain transactions jumped a whopping 1032% between October and November.


The four stablecoins have seen more than $5 billion in on-chain transactions within a short 3-month period. While TrueUSD saw a decrease in transaction value, the number of transactions still increased from October to November.

The report does not dive into the exact cause of the surge in on-chain transactions, but it is likely partially due to increased adoption by major cryptocurrency exchanges.

Most recently, Bitfinex, one of the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchanges, and its Ethereum-based decentralized exchange, Ethfinex Trustless, are now offering the six leading stablecoins.

This news came shortly after Binance announced the renaming and expansion of its Tether market to USDⓈ, which now includes a variety of popular stablecoins with an expanded assortment of trading pairs.

More: Fiat-Backed Stablecoins Begin Finding On-Chain Traction
Related: Bitfinex and Ethfinex Now Offer All Major Stablecoins

Disclaimer: This article’s author has cryptocurrency holdings that can be tracked here. This article is for informational purposes only and should not be taken as investment advice. Always conduct your own due diligence before making investments.



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