Wondering about the risks involved in using stablecoins? We’ll try to make it as simple as possible to understand, here we go!
Exchange rate (FX)
Funds are held in USDC a stablecoin tracking USD. There is currently no exchange rate mitigation so you will be exposed to movements between USD/AUD.
The stablecoin we use is backed by cash and short-dated U.S. government obligations: even with this backing depegging can still occur.
Stablecoins can be affected by change in global market conditions.
It’s possible that someone could exploit vulnerability in the code of a stablecoin.
We use third party providers to secure our systems and processes (including Fireblocks as a custodial partner).
Internally we could have issues with our infrastructure that may prevent access to your balance.
Using stablecoins raises taxation issues and you should prepare to discuss this with a qualified professional.
The classification of stablecoins is unclear in many countries and it’s difficult to predict how regulatory bodies will react to new technology.
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