During the past 11 days, over 7 billion USDC stablecoins have been withdrawn from circulation, with most of the redemptions occurring following the depegging event of USDC on March 11, 2023. Furthermore, since March 6, a total of 439.48 million BUSD stablecoins have been redeemed.
Stablecoin Depegging Event Triggers Billions in Redemptions
The stablecoin landscape has undergone significant changes this month after a stablecoin depegging event took place on March 11. During this time, USDC dropped to a low of $0.877 per coin, and half a dozen other stablecoins also depegged from the U.S. dollar value on the same day. However, USDC and the other stablecoins have since been re-pegged, and Circle’s stablecoin is trading at $1 on various centralized trading platforms on Friday. On March 6, approximately 43.89 billion USDC were in circulation, and as of 11 days later, 7,089,389,744 USDC have been redeemed.
As of March 17, 2023, metrics show that over the past 30 days, the number of USDC in circulation has decreased by 10.2%. According to coingecko.com’s stablecoin market data, there are currently approximately 36.80 billion USDC stablecoins in circulation. During the depegging event, USDC had double the volume recorded today,…