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Argentinians Flock to U.S. Dollar-Pegged Stablecoins Amid Economy Minister’s Resignation

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Why it matters:

  • Argentina saw the price of dollar-pegged stablecoins rise across exchanges on Saturday after the shocked resignation of its Economy Minister

  • Argentina has long been struggling with rising inflation and the continued decline of the peso (local currency) against the U.S. dollar

  • Argentineans have been billing using crypto as a means to hedge against the country’s inflation

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