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Goldman Sachs says crypto decline should have limited impact on US spending

Anxieties about broader market conditions and the meltdown of TerraUSD (UST) have sent traders fleeing from the cryptocurrency space, triggering fears that the decline in prices in the nascent market could have a spillover impact on the US economy.  Those fears are overblown — at least, according to one research note sent out to clients by Goldman Sachs.  A group of the bank’s researchers, led by Joseph Briggs, said that any impact of the crypto markets slide on US spending …

Algorithmic stablecoins need payments adoption to succeed, Goldman argues

For algorithmic stablecoins to have a long-term future they’ll need to find wider adoption for payments in the real economy, according to analysts at Goldman Sachs.  “Stablecoins have limited use as a payments medium at this time. If that real-world use case were to grow over time, it could create a more stable demand base for these assets,” the investment bank wrote in a research report dated Monday. “Hypothetically, an algorithmic stablecoin could survive in the long-run, if it were …