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The #1 podcast for crypto natives to learn about new concepts, trends and projects in blockchain, DeFi, NFTs and Web 3.

Jason Choi (@mrjasonchoi) goes deep into the technology and economics behind crypto projects to dissect trends and themes in a global context.

Strictly not financial advice.

Apr 27, 2023

P.S You can find our full report on stablecoins at


Stablecoins, as the name suggests, were thought to be stable - that is, until the recent USDC depeg drama where the supposedly rock-solid stablecoin traded from one dollar to eighty five cents as one of the major custodial banks went under


Can we still trust major stablecoins like USDC or USDT? If not, what are some alternatives?


In this episode, Michael who wrote a 20-page research article on stablecoins for our Blockcrunch VIP subscriber breaks down for us

  • Issues with current stablecoins

  • Up and coming decentralized stablecoins

  • Relevance of stablecoins in 2030


Host: Jason Choi @mrjasonchoi . Not financial advice.




(00:00:00) – Introduction to Spencer

(00:03:30) – What are stablecoins

(00:07:11) – Different types of stablecoins

(00:14:59) – Commentary on Liquity Protocol 

(00:17:52) – Frax vs Liquity

(00:19:53) – Dominance of USDT & USDC

(00:24:22) – Path to decentralization 

(00:27:51) – Gyroscope stablecoin

(00:31:27) – Aave’s GHO & Curve’s crvUSD

(00:35:24) – Relevance of stablecoins in the future



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