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USD Coin (USDC), Gemini Dollar (GUSD), Paxos Standard (PAX), and TrueUSD (TUSD) Experienced Significant Supply Reduction This February: Research

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    Tether (USDT) and Dai (DAI) are the only major stablecoins whose circulating supply remained unchanged throughout February

USD Coin (USDC), Gemini Dollar (GUSD), Paxos Standard (PAX), and TrueUSD (TUSD) Experienced Significant Supply Reduction This February: Research
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Stablecoins were one of the biggest crypto trends of 2018, but a recently published Diar study shows that might not be the case this year. USD Coin (USDC), Gemini Dollar (GUSD), Paxos Standard (PAX), and TrueUSD (TUSD) all saw their outstanding supply decreasing this February.

The stablecoin market hits a snag  

Overall, the aforementioned cryptocurrencies had a 10 percent net decrease in market capitalization. USD Coin (USDC) is the biggest stablecoin from the pack, currently occupying 23rd place on CMC with a market cap of $247 mln. The circulating supply of Circle’s coin was standing at almost $300 mln at the beginning of February, but now it’s at $244 mln.  

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Nevertheless, the stablecoin ecosystem is getting even more crowded with JPMorgan recently launching JPM Coin, a new dollar-pegged cryptocurrency.        

Tether remains unbothered

Notably, the circulating supply of Tether (USDT), the flagship stablecoin, remains practically unchanged. USDT, despite its numerous controversies, was recently praised by Michael Gronager, the CEO of Chainalysis. Dai (DAI), an Ethereum-collateralized cryptocurrency, also didn’t experience supply reduction.

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Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with an extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets.

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You Can Now Pay with Bitcoin, Ethereum, or Litecoin on Amazon

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Amazon users can now buy goods with Bitcoin via the Lightning Network because of a new startup called "Moon."

According to TechCrunch, the company with a flashy name has just released a browser extension that will allow making payments on the biggest e-commerce platform. 

You can use any Bitcoin wallet with the Lightning Network support in order to make instantaneous transactions. For instance, Electrum, one of the most widely used Bitcoin wallets, now supports the popular off-chain scaling solution. 

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Another option is to link the extension to your Coinbase account and make a payment with Bitcoin, Ethereum, or Litecoin while leveraging the API of the number one cryptocurrency exchange in the US. 

While Overstock.com, Newegg and some other major retailers have already embraced crypto, Amazon is yet to move in this direction. Moon makes the magic happen by converting crypto to fiat without charging additional fees. 

As of now, the service is only available in the US, but Moon soon plans to expand to other countries.     

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Back in May, U.Today reported how Flexa's payment app Spedn allowed Whole Foods, Crate and Barrel, and other brick-and-mortar retailers to accept crypto payments.   

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