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Apparently, U.S. Regulated Banks Are Riskier Than Stablecoins

Circle Internet Financial’s USDC temporarily depegged last weekend when billions were revealed to be locked up in Silicon Valley Bank.

March 16, 2023

Stablecoins have long been seen by U.S. policymakers as risky and a potential threat to U.S. financial stability. How ironic, then, that it was the failure of a U.S.-regulated bank in SVB that caused peril to USDC last weekend. NLW explains how USDC fell off and then recovered its peg, while also giving an update on Operation Choke Point 2.0.

“The Breakdown” is written, produced and narrated by Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with today's editing by Jonas Huck, research by Scott Hill and additional production assistance by Eleanor Pahl. Jared Schwartz is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. Music behind our sponsor today is “Foothill Blvd” by Sam Barsh. Image credit: erhui1979 / Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk.

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