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CUSD – Canada Launches Second Stablecoin This Year

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 08:45
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Yuri Molchan
Several months after Canada launched its first stablecoin CADT, it has released another one as the country is expanding its presence in the digital finance industry
CUSD – Canada Launches Second Stablecoin This Year
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Canada has released the second stablecoin, reports Finance Yahoo, citing ACCESSWIRE. The new volatility-free crypto is dubbed CUSD and it is pegged to USD unlike its forerunner CADT.

Canada gives the crypto world another stablecoin

Stablecoins are largely preferred by crypto traders and investors these days as these assets are protected from the roller coaster of volatility by being anchored to physical assets, such as leading fiat currencies.

Stablecoins are claimed to be backed by fiat on a 1:1 ratio. Still, the most popular stable crypto Tether (USDT) is a surrounded by controversy and mistrust of many who are doubtful about each USDT being backed by a US dollar. Comments to regular reports of the Whale Alert Twitter account about Tether issuing more USDT are a typical example of that.

Recently, Canada has also got on the bandwagon of stablecoins. On July 1, the Canada Day, it released the first stablecoin CADT backed by the Canadian dollar. It was developed by BVCI (Blockchain Venture Capital Inc.).

Now, the company has kicked off another one, this time backed by USD – CUSD.

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BVCI works in the sphere of DLT research and development. It has created its own BVC-chain based on both Ethereum chain and XRPL. The company has also created a mobile app BvcPay that can be used as a crypto wallet, DLT explorer and a platform for regular (and OTC) crypto trading.

CUSD is backed by USD that is put on escrow accounts run by a financial institutions based in the US.


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Yuri is a crypto journalist interested in technology and technical innovations. He has been in crypto since 2017. Believes that blockchain and cryptocurrencies have a potential to transform the world in the future in many of its aspects. ‘Hodls’ major cryptocurrencies and has written for multiple crypto media outlets. 

His articles have been quoted by such crypto influencers as Tyler Winklevoss, John McAfee, CZ Binance, Max Keiser, etc.

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