Ripple Unveils USD Stablecoin: What Makes It Different? 

Ripple’s proposed stablecoin, pegged to the USD, seeks to offer stability and utility in the crypto market, with a focus on regulatory compliance.

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  • Ripple announces the launch of a USD-pegged stablecoin.
  • Emphasizes adherence to global financial regulations.
  • It will initially be available on XRP Ledger and Ethereum.

The intersection of cryptocurrency and traditional finance continues to evolve, with Ripple at the forefront of this innovative junction. Known for its blockchain-based financial solutions, Ripple recently entered the stablecoin business.

This move aims to provide a stable, trustworthy medium of exchange in the crypto market, aimed at cross-border payments for enterprise customers. However, while the stablecoin market is projected to reach trillions by 2028, Ripple will have an uphill battle against established players. That’s why the company developed a distinct approach compared to Tether, USDC, and others.

Ripple’s Distinct Approach to Stablecoins

On Thursday, April 4, 2024, Ripple, a leading publicly announced its plan to launch a USD-pegged stablecoin. The initiative is part of Ripple’s efforts to bridge the gap between traditional financial systems and the burgeoning world of cryptocurrency. 


Due to several key features, Ripple claims that its upcoming stablecoin will be uniquely positioned within the digital finance ecosystem. Firstly, it is set to be backed 1:1 by US dollar reserves. Moreover, the company pledges a high degree of transparency concerning the stablecoin’s reserves, with promises of regular attestations by independent third parties.

Furthermore, Ripple highlights its stablecoin’s compliance-first approach. The company outlines its proactive engagement with regulatory frameworks and its acquisition of necessary licenses as fundamental to the stablecoin’s introduction. 


Ripple detailed that the stablecoin would initially be available on the XRP Ledger (XRPL) and Ethereum blockchains. The stablecoin will also have access to XRPL’s decentralized exchange (DEX), enhancing its liquidity. 

Ripple Taps into Growing Stablecoin Market

Ripple’s announcement of a USD-backed stablecoin comes when the stablecoin market is witnessing rapid growth. The market, currently valued at $150, could expand to $2.8 trillion by 2028. 

This move by Ripple is not just an expansion of its product offerings but a calculated step into a sector that promises to redefine digital transactions and offer stability in the notoriously volatile cryptocurrency market.

One of Ripple’s most significant aspects of its entry into the stablecoin market is its potential to attract institutional investors and major financial players. With its strong emphasis on regulatory compliance, Ripple’s stablecoin could serve as a bridge for traditional finance entities to tap into the benefits of blockchain tech. 

On the Flipside

  • While Ripple’s compliance-first approach is important, it also places its stablecoin under the intense scrutiny of regulatory bodies worldwide. For instance, in July 2023, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) upped its scrutiny of stablecoin issuers.  
  • The stablecoin market is already crowded with major players like USDT (Tether) and USDC (USD Coin), who have established dominance. 

Why This Matters

Ripple’s stablecoin launch represents a step forward in making cryptocurrencies more accessible and usable for everyday transactions across global financial systems. 

Read more about the recent controversy with Ripple: 
Is XRP a Stablecoin Now? No, and Here’s Why

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David Marsanic

David Marsanic is a journalist for DailyCoin who covers the intersection of crypto, traditional finance, and government. He focuses on institutionalized crypto entities like major cryptocurrency exchanges and Solana, breaking down complex topics into easy-to-understand writing. David's prior experience as a business journalist at various crypto and traditional news sites has enabled him to maintain a critical approach to news while adhering to high journalistic integrity standards.