StStablecoins are backed by ‘reserves’? Give us a break.

The so-called reserves held by the issuers of stablecoins like Tether and USD Coin aren’t the risk-free assets that the term connotes. For all the public knows, they could largely consist of low-grade corporate debt.

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  • John K. White

    John has been in communications since graduating from Creative Communications at Red River College Polytechnic in Winnipeg in 1992. He launched one of Canada's first digital-only local news sites called Winnipeg First in 2007, which led to digital editor postings with the Winnipeg Free Press and Edmonton Journal. In 2012 he joined Bankless Times as managing editor, later becoming president and CEO. He and the Bankless Media co-founders completed a sale and exit in August 2021.