The market capitalization of the entire stablecoin economy lost just over $28 billion in value in 2022, making it an interesting year for stablecoin assets. Additionally, the stablecoin economy has lost more than $3 billion over the past 23 days, as BUSD has lost roughly 23.3% of its value over the past month.
Over $3 Billion in USD Value Has Been Erased From the Stablecoin Economy in 23 Days
The market valuation of stablecoins has continued to slide, and since January 2022, $28.08 billion in U.S. dollar value has left the stablecoin economy. Archived data indicates that the stablecoin economy was valued at $167.08 billion on Jan. 5, 2022, and today it’s valued at $139.06 billion, or 16.77% lower than the first week of the year.
The stablecoin economy has not been this low in U.S. dollar value since Oct. 23, 2021, or around 14 months ago. In Jan. 2022, tether (USDT) had a market capitalization of around $77.14 billion, and today it’s down to $66.25 billion.
Usd coin’s (USDC) valuation 14 months ago was $42.74 billion and this week USDC’s market cap is roughly $44.28 billion. BUSD’s market cap was $14.28 billion on Jan. 5, 2022, and terrausd’s (UST) market valuation was roughly $10.19 billion.
On Dec. 28, 2022, BUSD’s market cap is higher at $17.16 billion, but UST’s valuation was obliterated down to the current $215 million. UST was one of many stablecoins that depegged from the U.S. dollar this year.
This month alone the stablecoin economy shed $3.08 billion in value as it slid from $142.07 billion to the current $138.99 billion. On Dec. 5, 2022, BUSD had a market cap of around $22.08 billion which is more than 22% higher than the current $17.16 billion.
356 days ago on Jan. 5, Makerdao’s DAI stablecoin had a market valuation of around $9.07 billion, which is 43.55% higher than DAI’s current $5.12 billion value. Below the stablecoin DAI are the dollar-pegged tokens frax, pax dollar, true usd, usdd, and gemini dollar.
In Addition to Terrausd, Neutrino USD, HUSD, and FLEXUSD Depegged From Their $1 Parity
Stablecoins that have been bumped down a number of positions include dollar-pegged coins like magic internet money, liquity usd, fei usd, and neutrino usd. The once-stable coin neutrino usd (USDN) is currently trading for $0.448 per unit after depegging from the $1 parity on Nov. 7, 2022.
Another former stablecoin that also lost its peg is HUSD, which depegged from the $1 parity on Oct. 27, 2022. A single HUSD token is currently exchanging hands for $0.14 per unit on Dec. 28.
Furthermore, the once-stable coin flex usd (FLEXUSD) also lost its dollar peg this year. FLEXUSD is now trading for $0.25 per unit as it depegged from the $1 parity on June 20, 2022.
On Dec. 5, 2022, stablecoins represented $60.74 billion of the $107.29 billion in 24-hour trade volume recorded that day, which equates to 56.61% of all trades. 23 days later, the global trade volume is much lower at $37 billion, while stablecoins represent $29.92 billion or roughly 80.86% of the trades recorded on Dec. 28, 2022.