Stablecoins ‘not a safe store of value’: BIS

The Bank of International Settlements (BIS), a coalition of the world’s central banks, criticized stablecoins as being “not a safe store of value” in its latest research report dated Nov. 8.

In outlining its reasons, the BIS explained that from January 2019 to September 2023, fiat-backed stablecoins maintained their peg ratio only 94% of the time, less than the 100% often promised in projects’ whitepapers. Meanwhile, the peg ratio for crypto-backed and commodity-backed stablecoins was far less at 77% and 50%, respectively.

“Only seven fiat backed stablecoins have been able to keep their deviations from the peg below 1% for more than 97% of their life span,” BIS wrote. Both Tether (USDT)…

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