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Robots control 90% of Ethereum and Solana stablecoin transactions


Key Takeaways from Visa’s New Data Dashboard on Stablecoin Transactions

Visa’s new data dashboard has revealed a surprising trend in stablecoin transactions – over 90% of them are automated, not driven by human interaction. This data, in collaboration with Allium, highlights the prevalence of “inorganic activity” in stablecoin transactions, which can distort the true picture of their real-world usage.

The introduction of this new data dashboard by Visa and Allium aims to filter out artificial inflation and provide a more accurate representation of stablecoin transactions. The dashboard monitors popular stablecoins like USDT, USDC, USDP, and PYUSD, all of which are backed by US dollar reserves.

The adjusted data from Visa shows a significant difference between DeFi mechanisms and traditional financial transactions, indicating a shift away from human-driven transactions. This news challenges the notion that stablecoins could soon enter mainstream finance.

In response to these findings, Visa’s head of crypto, Cuy Sheffield, explained that the majority of on-chain activities are driven by automated programs essential to DeFi, such as stablecoin arbitrage and liquidity provision. These activities play a crucial role in sustaining the growing DeFi ecosystem but differ from traditional financial transactions.

This revelation comes at a time when the crypto market is experiencing shifts, with Ethereum’s fundamentals weakening and its role in driving broader fiat investment being hindered. Analysts like Markus Thielen suggest that Ethereum’s focus on becoming “ultrasound money” has limited its appeal, leading to a loss of market share to platforms like Tron.

However, the introduction of the bipartisan Lummis-Gillibrand Payment Stablecoin Act could open doors for institutional blockchain innovation. The act aims to create a solid legislative and regulatory framework to boost confidence in stablecoins, enable banks to issue stablecoins, and streamline digital custody services. If passed, this bill could lead to new developments in digital bond issuance and tokenization, potentially reducing Tether’s dominance in the stablecoin market.

Overall, these developments in the stablecoin space and the regulatory landscape could have significant implications for the future of digital finance and the role of stablecoins in mainstream financial systems.


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