LQTY, the native token of censorship-resistant decentralized stablecoin lender Liquidity, surged Monday after the NYDFS ordered Paxos to stop minting BUSD. The token rose 45% to a six-month high of $1.07, registering its biggest single-day percentage gain in at least a year, per data from TradingView. The rally likely stemmed from the Paxos-BUSD drama that triggered fears of a regulatory crackdown on the broader centralized stablecoin ecosystem, with some wondering if Circle’s USDC might be next. If so, the case for decentralized and censorship-resistant stablecoins like Liquity’s LUSD becomes clearer.
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