All the 20+ nations that solidified stablecoin laws this year


  • In 2023, 25 countries implemented legislation or regulations specifically for stablecoins.
  • These nations also established broader crypto regulatory frameworks and adhered to international financial guidelines.
  • Major economies like the US, UK, and Canada lag behind in finalizing stablecoin legislation.

2023 has been a landmark year for stablecoins, those steady eddies of the cryptocurrency world like Tether (USDT) and USD Coin (USDC). With their market value hitting celestial heights, countries worldwide have been sprinting to put regulatory frameworks in place. It’s like everyone suddenly realized that these digital doppelgangers of the dollar are not just a passing fad, but a burgeoning financial force.

Global Rush to Regulate

According to the PwC Global Crypto Regulation Report 2023, a stunning tally of 25 countries had stablecoin legislation or regulation inked into their legal books this year. These include a diverse group of countries, from the tech-savvy Japan and Estonia to the financial hubs of Switzerland and Luxembourg, and others in between.

It’s a veritable United Nations of crypto regulation. Each of these countries didn’t just stop at stablecoins; they’ve also put in place a broader crypto regulatory framework, licensing, and registration requirements, and adhered to the Financial Action Task Force’s Travel Rule. It’s like they’re building a digital Fort Knox for stablecoins.

In stark contrast, power players like the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada are still in the regulatory waiting room, playing catch-up in finalizing legislation for stablecoins. Then there are the crypto-friendly nations like Singapore and the United Arab Emirates, which have embraced all crypto-related regulations except for stablecoins. It’s a bit like having a state-of-the-art security system but leaving the back door unlocked.

The Stablecoin Surge

Let’s talk numbers. The stablecoin market has been soaring like a SpaceX rocket in 2023, adding billions in value. Tether, the LeBron James of stablecoins, broke records with a market cap soaring above $90 billion in mid-December, a staggering 36% growth since January. If Tether were a country, it would be one of the fastest-growing economies in the digital realm.

But it’s not just about Tether. The entire stablecoin market cap hit a jaw-dropping $131 billion. To put that into perspective, that’s more than the GDP of some countries. Analysts are betting big on stablecoins, predicting they could settle more transactions in 2024 than global payment giant Visa. It’s like David gearing up to take on Goliath in the financial world.

As we bid adieu to 2023, stablecoins stand at a pivotal point. Nations around the globe are waking up to the potential and power of these digital assets. They’re not just digital dollars; they’re reshaping how we think about money, transactions, and financial sovereignty. The next few years could see stablecoins evolving from being just a cryptocurrency underdog to a mainstream financial juggernaut. One thing is for certain: the world of stablecoins is anything but stable – it’s dynamic, fast-growing, and undeniably exciting.

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Jai Hamid

Jai Hamid is a passionate writer with a keen interest in blockchain technology, the global economy, and literature. She dedicates most of her time to exploring the transformative potential of crypto and the dynamics of worldwide economic trends.

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