UST Loses its Peg, Can it be Saved? Plus putting the Bitcoin “Crash” In Perspective
On this week’s episode of DeFi Decoded, Andrew and Alex dive into the recent collapse of UST, which failed to hold its value to the US Dollar (the “de-pegging”) and discuss the knock-on effects in the rest of the crypto market. Andrew talks about how stablecoins are like the Wildcat Banking days of yore. Alex draws an analogy to the Panic of 1907, where J.Pierpont Morgan (The man, not the company) swooped in to stabilise the financial system, and today, where influential crypto moguls are trying to architect their own bail out of UST. Then the two muse on what the long-term ramifications will be for the market, stablecoins, crypto policy and more.