2020 has been the year of stablecoins, as the token supply has doubled in the last three months. The aggregate market capitalization of 28 stablecoins captures over $20 billion on October 4, 2020. While tether still dominates the stablecoin ranks, USDC has been moving closer toward the top ten crypto coins. USDC is also the only stablecoin with market capitalization greater than $1 billion other than tether. This year quite a bit of money has flown into the stablecoin economy and just recently all the stablecoin tokens in existence captured a $20 billion market valuation. This means all the fiat-pegged tokens are worth more than 6% of the aggregate $328 billion market capitalization.
The combined stablecoin dominance is much larger than most of the top virtual currency valuations and tether (USDT) captures over 4% of the cumulative total. Just recently, news.Bitcoin.com reported on how USDT’s market dominance has slid below 80% for the first time this year.
Tether’s market cap today is still a whopping $15.58 billion and USDT is capturing more trade volume than bitcoin (BTC). Statistics from Messari.io’s screener shows the 24-hour “real volume” for BTC is $649,647,952 today, while USDT commands $1,641,069,819 in trade volume.Despite Tether’s dominance, USDC is now the only stablecoin, besides tether (USDT), with over a billion-dollar ($2.6B) market cap. However, Makerdao’s issued DAI stablecoin has been slowly inching toward the $1 billion mark, with a current valuation of $874 million on Sunday morning (EST).
Circle’s USDC stablecoin currently captures the 12th largest market cap, right below BSV and just above EOS. If the token’s market valuation continues to grow, it will be the second dollar-pegged coin to make it into the top ten list.On Sunday, October 4, 2020, USDC data shows reported volume is roughly $330 million, but Messari.io’s “real volume” stats indicate USDC trades only capture $75 million. Similarly DAI’s “real volume” is around $15 million, but reported volume is roughly $70 million.
Coingecko’s stablecoin index shows there’s more than $25 billion in global stablecoin trade volume today, among the 28 stablecoin tokens listed on the website. Interestingly, the statistics show a fiat-pegged token that had lost it’s peg or is currently considered underwater. For instance, Nubits (USNBT) was supposed to hold value at $1 but is trading for $0.23 today. Piedao USD is also below a dollar as well, as the token diversifies USD positions among different Ethereum-based representations of USD, such as DAI, USDC, TUSD. Additionally, the 28 stablecoin list today has other international fiat currencies represented besides USD.
A few examples include status euro (EURS), Bitcny (BITCNY), Binance GBP (BGBP), and Binance KRW (BKRW). U.S. dollar-based stablecoins represent 67.86% of all the fiat-pegged tokens in existence.Only one non-USD stablecoin exists within the list of top ten stablecoin tokens. Status euro (EURS) currently holds the 9th position with $505k in 24-hour trade volume and a $37 million market cap.