The crypto market got some positive regulatory news this week as the Office of the Currency Comptroller released a statement granting banks the ability to transact in stablecoins and utilize the technology they are built on in a similar way that they use the SWIFT and FedWire system.
This announcement opens the door for a flood of new money to come into the cryptocurrency sector as more and more members of the general public will become exposed to blockchain technology and realized the benefits it offers.
Some of the USDC related projects that stand to benefit from this recent development include Ethereum (ETH), Algorand (ALGO), Stellar (XLM), and Solana (SOL), as well as the stablecoin economy governance tokens Maker (MKR) and Reserve Rights (RSR).
Following Bitcoin's recent price rise above $40,000, it appears to be in a brief consolidation period as bulls test resistance levels. As often happens after such a BTC move, some profits have made their way into the altcoin market and prices have started moving across the board.