The Global Currency Organization (GCO) is launching a new U.S. dollar-backed stablecoin, dubbed the USD Digital (USDD).
In an Oct. 1 press release shared with Cointelegraph, the GCO announced the launch of the USDD, a new stablecoin pegged to the U.S. dollar. The organization, which is a new project led by former employees of JPMorgan, Intel and TrustToken, said that it plans to make the stablecoin model available to a worldwide network of partners, to focus on the possibility for end users to move between cryptocurrencies and fiat.
“We are excited to introduce a stablecoin that is providing an institutional-grade digital currency to everyday traders. We set out to make the benefits of blockchain available to all, a vision that is bigger than any one company. We are thrilled to be releasing USDD and opening up the GCO network to institutional partners worldwide.”
“With USDD, we are taking the stability and security of a fully-backed stablecoin and opening it up to a global network of partners. This is the next evolution of the stablecoin industry.”
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