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Stablecoin transfer volume has increased by 1500% over the past 4 years

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Stablecoin transfer volume has increased by 1500% over the past 4 years

Over the last four years, transfers of stablecoins have grown over 16 times, showing widespread adoption.

Monthly stablecoin transfer volume hit a record high of $1.68 trillion in April, per Token Terminal. In October 2020, this volume was only at $100 billion. This is a 16-fold increase over the last four years. 

While the trend has been largely positive, it’s worth noting that the monthly transfer volume of stablecoins experienced a slight dip in May 2024.

The ever-increasing market cap of stablecoins indicates investor confidence with more and more capital entering the market. The combined market capitalization of all stablecoins has exceeded $162 billion, marking a 24% increase since January 1st, when it was at $130 billion.

Indicators 

The surge in stablecoin transfer volume comes from multiple factors. First, stablecoins offer a hedge against crypto volatility, making them a preferred choice for some traders.

Second, the increasing adoption of decentralized finance (DeFi) platforms, which often rely on stablecoins for transactions and liquidity provision, has fueled demand. 

Third, integrating stablecoins into traditional financial systems and payment networks has made them more accessible and practical for everyday use. Traditional financiers are utilizing stablecoins for international payments and individual payouts for things like salaries, indicating the use of stablecoins to go around conventional systems.

According to Visa, stablecoins have seen massive growth recently, with around $3.3 trillion traded monthly. The main use cases are cross-border payments, payouts, and merchant acceptance. 

Regulatory clarity regarding stablecoins in several financial spheres has enhanced trust in their usability. A future stablecoin-related policy in the United States is also being discussed. 

Risks associated with stablecoins include legal issues, governance concerns, operational resilience, money laundering, terrorist financing, consumer protection, and impact on monetary policy and financial stability.