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Stablecoin collapse: The horse has bolted
Episode 1818th May 2022 • Many Happy Returns • PensionCraft
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Stablecoins are a core part of the financial plumbing when it comes to cryptocurrency and digital assets. They promise that if you put a dollar in, you will always be able to get a dollar out.

But last week saw Terra, one of the largest stablecoins, lose its peg to the dollar and collapse. Investors are estimated to have lost over $40 billion in value. Ouch.

We dig into what happened, what might be the consequences for markets and whether stablecoins present a systemic risk to the economy.

And in the Dumb Question of the Week, we ask: What exactly is a Ponzi scheme?

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