Demand for Gemini exchange’s native stablecoin, Gemini dollar (GUSD), has dropped significantly over the last 7 months while other pegged-value assets continue to soar.
Gemini Dollar Falls Behind
The market capitalization of the dollar-pegged token has been on its way down since December 20, 2018. It has slipped from an all-time high of $103.106 million to $7.981 million at the time of this writing, marking a 92.25% drop in just seven months. The same period has witnessed the bitcoin price soaring from $3,126 to $10,336.17, up by more than 230 percent.
In contrast, other stablecoins are faring far better than Gemini Dollar. Paxos Standard Token, for instance, has a market capitalization of circa $168 million. At the same time, Circle’s USDC is towering high at a supply of circa 406.34 million. Last but not least, the leading stablecoin Tether (USDT) has a total quantity of $4.25 billion, calculated at press time.
Competition is a Killer
In comparison to its peers in the United States, Gemini exchange notices less trade traffic on its platform. Data provided by CoinGecko shows that the Winklevoss Twins’ firm is on the 21st rank in the last 24 hours – with just $60.275 million in daily volume. Coinbase Pro, another US-regulated entity, is hosting about $602.93 million worth of trades on its exchange – 10X the number of trading volume that Gemini is reporting.
At the same time, San Francisco-based Kraken exchange is processing $340.30 million worth of trades on its platform.
The absence of an adequate competitive edge could be one of the reasons why the demand for Gemini dollar could be dropping.