Hedera Network Expands its Development Ecosystem with Stablecoin Studio
Hedera has launched Stablecoin Studio, which eliminates the need for specialized blockchain knowledge and enables stablecoin innovation across various fields.
The open-source toolkit prioritizes regulatory compliance and security, and works with outside custody providers and proof-of-reserves.
Stablecoin Studio, an open-source toolkit (SDK), has been made available on the public Hedera network, the company announced. The user-friendly platform intends to facilitate stablecoin creation for a wide range of users, including Web3 platforms, institutions, enterprises, and payment providers.
Hedera claims that the toolkit removes the requirement for specialized blockchain knowledge, enabling innovators from diverse fields to participate in the stablecoin ecosystem. Recent successful PoC pilot projects by major players like Shinhan Bank, SCB TechX and a leading Taiwanese financial institution have seemingly demonstrated Stablecoin Studio’s potential.
Hedera said that Stablecoin Studio also prioritizes regulatory compliance and security. It offers proof-of-reserves, works with outside custody providers and lets users configure KYC/AML compliance. The company said that the platform’s emphasis on compliance helps stablecoin issuers adapt to changing global regulations.
According to a statement, Kim Byung Hee, Chief of the Blockchain Division at Shinhan Bank, hailed Stablecoin Studio as a potential game-changer in the Web3 market. Meanwhile, Andre Chan, Innovation Lead from SCBTechX, expressed excitement about the toolkit’s release to the open-source community, anticipating a wave of innovation driven by this newfound accessibility.
The visionary minds behind Stablecoin Studio include contributors Hedera, Swirlds Labs, The HBAR Foundation, and ioBuilders. Hedera said that the platform is an open-sourced the project under an Apache 2.0 license, aiming to foster a collaborative environment for further innovation and development.
“For stablecoins to be widely adopted into mainstream payments and usage, stablecoin issuance and management needs to be customizable for any and all use cases. Stablecoin Studio provides that programmability, accelerating the era of modular and interoperable stablecoins for corporations, financial institutions and retail,”said Shayne Higdon, co-founder and CEO of the HBAR Foundation.
Stablecoin Studio’s launch follows PayPal’s PYUSD, highlighting the importance of stablecoins in finance. It enables organizations to compete with traditional financial institutions in this ever-changing landscape.
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