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Binance to Add TerraClassicUSD (USTC)/USDT Trading Pair


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The exchange will open trading for the pair tomorrow at 08:00 (UTC).

Binance has announced that it will add the trading pair of TerraClassicUSD (USTC) against Tether USD (USDT). The development comes three weeks after Binance Chief Changpeng “CZ” Zhao agreed that UST had the right vision but was executed poorly.

The exchange disclosed the plans today through an official press release. According to the press release, trading for the USTC/USDT pair will be open tomorrow at 08:00 (UTC). 

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The development has elicited excitement from the Terra Classic community, who consider it a bullish move for the asset. Particularly, Rex “Rexyz” Harrison called attention to the announcement, noting that it is “very positive” for the Terra ecosystem.

Possible Reasons

Recall that Binance’s CEO CZ disclosed that the exchange would consider other stablecoin options due to the regulatory actions from U.S. watchdogs against Binance USD (BUSD), its native stablecoin issued by Paxos.

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On the Binance platform, the only USTC stablecoin pair is BUSD/USTC. Given that the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) has ordered Paxos to stop minting BUSD. Hence, the stablecoin will likely go out of use even as the market cap declines. Pairing USTC with USDT could indicate Binance’s commitment to maintaining USTC trading activity for the foreseeable future.

Following Paxos’ decision to stop issuing new BUSD from Feb. 21, a prominent crypto influencer asserted that UST had the right vision, but Terraform Labs executed the vision poorly. In response, CZ noted that this assertion is sad but true. USTC rallied in response to the comments.

Terra Classic proponents stormed the comment section, mentioning that the right approach now is to revitalize the USTC stablecoin. The community has already passed a signal proposal in this regard.

Following the Binance announcement, USTC has rallied by 2.4% in the past hour despite the bearish storm. The asset is changing hands at $0.02454, up 6.13% in the past 24 hours. 

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Ammara Mubin is a cryptocurrency reporter and trader with vast experience in the industry. Mubin has written several news stories related to the crypto industry, including non-fungible tokens (NFTs), decentralized finance (DeFi), fundraising, mining, etc. Her major focus is covering regulatory events that are capable of shaping the entire crypto ecosystem.

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