It seems that the stablecoin fever has also reached the United Kingdom. The UK startup LBX or London block Exchange just announced that it was planning to launch LBXPeg, a cryptocurrency backed by the pound sterling.
LBXPeg: the first cryptocurrency backed by the pound sterling
The London Block Exchange crypto-bourse has just revealed that it has received the go-ahead from an (unnamed) banking partner to launch a new stablecoin - dubbed LBXPeg.
The LBXPeg will be the first so-called stable digital currency backed by British pound sterling reserves (the fiduciary currency of England) and held in an account with a third-party bank.
The CEO of LBX, Benjamin Dives, wants to clarify that a leading accounting company will regularly check the cash reserves.
For the time being, the main use of the LBXPeg will be in dividend payments and settlement of over-the-counter transactions in the London market and then on the Commonwealth exchanges without the intervention of any fiduciary company.
A frenzy of stablecoins
The number of projects aiming to develop "stable" tokens has increased dramatically in the last 18 months (more than 50 projects identified at present).
Fiduciary currency-crypto-currencies have become popular because, while maintaining their interoperability and numerical nature, traders can use them to migrate from one position to another (fiat / crypto) without having to worry about the capital gains tax.
Just a few days ago, crypto-finance company Circle launched its USD- backed stablecoin (USDC) at a 1: 1 ratio.
In fact, the news from Circle follows the approval of the stablecoins of the Winklevoss twins and Paxos by the Financial Services Department of New York.
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