Binance USD market cap falls under $10B amid rising regulatory considerations

Binance USD’s (BUSD) market cap has fallen under $10 billion for the primary time in nearly two years amid a United States regulatory crackdown on its token issuer and a deliberate delisting from a serious crypto change.

BUSD’s market cap has been on a steep downward trajectory since its all-time excessive market cap of $23.49 billion, which it hit on Nov. 15, only a few days after the shock collapse of FTX.

As of March 3, the stablecoin’s market cap has fallen to $9.66 billion — ranges not seen since June 29, 2021.

Market cap of Binance USD (BUSD) during the last 12 months. Supply:CoinGecko.

Most lately, BUSD has been the topic of a possible lawsuit in opposition to Paxos by the US Securities Alternate Fee on Feb. 12 over a potential violation of investor safety legal guidelines. Since then, $6.65 billion has been shaved off BUSD’s market cap.

Paxos was additionally ordered by the New York District of Monetary Companies to cease minting and issuing BUSD on Feb. 12 as properly, which has possible contributed to the stablecoin’s market cap fall.

Earlier this week, cryptocurrency change Coinbase introduced that it could be delisting BUSD from its change on March 13 as a result of the stablecoin “not met our itemizing requirements,” a Coinbase spokesman advised Cointelegraph.

The broader crypto market has additionally seen a fall in market cap, with many pointing to the latest controversy surrounding Silvergate Financial institution with the late submitting of its annual 10-Ok monetary report on March 1.

Associated: Unstablecoins: Depegging, financial institution runs and different dangers loom

Upon its launch in September 2019, the Binance-branded stablecoin rapidly surged to develop into the third-largest stablecoin, behind Tether (USDT) and USD Coin (USDC).

The stablecoin is presently in 10th place by way of market cap throughout all cryptocurrencies. The subsequent crypto token on the record is Solana (SOL), with $7.98 billion in market cap.

The biggest stablecoins by market cap. Supply: CoinMarketCap

Curiously, Binance CEO Changpeng “CZ” Zhao acknowledged in a Feb. 14 Twitter Areas occasion that he by no means thought very extremely of the Binance stablecoin mission, including that he thought it “might fail” when it first rolled out.

To account for the autumn in demand for BUSD, Binance lately minted practically $50 million value of TrueUSD (TUSD) because the cryptocurrency change seems to be to diversify its stablecoin holdings.

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