IBM Purportedly Plans A Stablecoin Targeted As Cross-Border Payments Solution

In an interview with financial news channel Cheddar on March 15, Lund remarked about the development. More details about the project are set to be announced in the upcoming weeks, as of now Lund elaborated that “market demand” has inspired and pushed IBM to develop a stablecoin solution for financial institutions.

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About the stable coin

IBM’s solution compares to JPMorgan Chase’s JPM Coin stablecoin, he noted that IBM’s solution would be “somewhere in between” JPM’s exclusive, closed network asset. He elaborated:

“It’s not a proprietary coin like JPMorgan’s solution, although I think what they’re doing makes a lot of sense for them. […] What JPM’s doing also adds tremendous validation to what we’re doing. But our view for stablecoins is really that they should be more broadly accessible and what World Wire seeks to do is to provide fungibility of digital assets across financial institutions.”

Along with BWW, that aims to leverage cryptocurrencies in order to avail near real-time international settlements between banks, the firm also collaborated with Stronghold, a Stellar-based asset, to create the Stellar network’s first stablecoin.

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