On Saturday, several centralized crypto trading platforms and payment processors stopped USDC auto conversions. However, USDC experienced a significant trading volume on decentralized exchange (dex) platforms such as Uniswap, Curve, and Pancakeswap. Uniswap alone recorded $10.13 billion in trades over the past day, with more than 55% of those swaps involving USDC against wrapped ether, and the stablecoin tether. During the last 24 hours, USDC emerged as the most dominant trading pair on dex platforms.
USDC Trades Below $0.975 Accounted for More Than $26 Billion on Saturday
Based on statistics, the stablecoin usd coin (USDC) recorded $26.73 billion in global trade volume during a 24-hour period. On Saturday, USDC depegged from the U.S. dollar, reaching a low of $0.877 per coin. As a result, crypto firms such as Binance, Coinbase, Crypto.com, and Bitpay paused USDC payments and auto conversions.
However, despite centralized exchanges halting USDC conversions, the stablecoin accounted for 29% of the $90.70 billion in 24-hour global crypto trades. According to statistics from coingecko.com, over the last day, $15.66 billion was settled on dex trading platforms, with $10.13 billion of that amount resulting from trades on Uniswap…