Currently USD and US Treasury yields are going through a hard time and people are losing their faith in reserving these two as reserve which is working as a challenge to Stablecoins. Stablecoins relying on interest rates and yields are presently at bay. The present situation can lead stablecoin issuers adopt two ways either to deal with the situation without having any big loss or diversifying sources of revenue in order to manage.
Negative Interest rate as a problem to stablecoins
A number of stablecoins fund operational expenses through interest on funds held to back their issued coins but a negative interest rate environment would obviously make problem for this model. How this will unfold that depends upon some factors including one is the extent to which interest rates descend to below and the length of time at which they might remain there. Some fiat-backed stablecoin issuers could have a ‘’tough time surviving’’ in this pressing and untoward situation but through some ways adopting stablecoin issuers can prosper.
Diversification of USD-backed Stablecoins
It is thought that issuers of USD-backed stablecoins will diversify revenue streams as the interest rate is going down. The models of first generation of stablecoins have traditionally relied exclusively on seigniorage for revenues which is difficult situation in a prolonged negative interest rate environment. At that environment, stablecoin issuers might introduce systems where holders have to pay fees, resembling negative fees. Another opinion comes that stablecoins will prove more resilient to 0% interest rates on the off chance they operate as part of a wider ecosystem for example as a crypto exchange or trading platform. But those who don’t rely on interest yields will be less concerned by the downfall of interest yields. But impact is at its high in case of decentralized stablecoins like Dai. But expectedly, centralized issuers will operate at a small loss and continue to grow their market share.
Is there any possibility of collapse?
Analysts think collapse of individual stablecoins is unlikely, although stablecoins moving away from their pegs for shorter periods could be imagined. But the forecast could take a change on the off chance the economy enters a prolonged and deep recession. No financial asset is stable as it must always measure up against alternatives. But it can be said that while numerous stablecoins might lose revenue and possibly their pegs, the US dollar will also likely experience inflation.