Crypto giant Binance says it’s converting $1 billion of its dollar-pegged stablecoin BUSD into Bitcoin, Binance Coin and Ethereum.
Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao says this represents the remainder of the company’s industry recovery fund, which is designed to support struggling players in the industry after the collapse of FTX.
Zhao points to inherent issues with fiat-backed stablecoins as the reason for the billion-dollar swap.
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“Given the changes in stablecoins and banks, Binance will convert the remainder of the $1 billion Industry Recovery Initiative funds from BUSD to native crypto, including BTC, BNB and ETH.
Some fund movements will occur on-chain. Transparency.”
Stablecoins have once again been in the spotlight after the recent depeg of Circle’s USD Coin (USDC).
USDC dropped to a low of $0.84
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