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Stablecoin

By CoinGecko | Updated on Mar 03, 2020
Stablecoins are designed to mimic commodity assets or fiat currency whilst exisiting as a cryptocurrency. Examples include gold-backed cryptocurrency or fiat-pegged cryptocurrency.

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