Asia’s leading trust company and qualified custodian, First Digital, is making waves in the global financial ecosystem with the announcement of its new stablecoin, First Digital USD (FDUSD). Launched by FD121 Limited under the brand “First Digital Labs,” this novel stablecoin pledges to bring stability, diversification, and innovation to the existing financial landscape.
Stablecoins, digital currencies pegged to stable assets like the U.S. dollar, provide a hedge against volatility, a means of remittance, and a cost-effective gateway to financial services. With FDUSD, First Digital Group aims to enhance these benefits by offering a programmable stablecoin backed 1:1 by U.S. dollar reserves held in regulated Asian financial institutions.
First Digital Trust Limited, the custodian and trust company, will maintain FDUSD reserves in segregated accounts, ensuring a secure and robust financial framework for the stablecoin. Notably, the redeemable nature of FDUSD adds to its appeal, as users can exchange their tokens for equivalent U.S. dollar value, strengthening the trust in the 1:1 backing.
Vincent Chok, CEO of First Digital, underscored the significance of this development, “The launch of this stablecoin marks a significant milestone in our mission to provide a secure, efficient digital currency seamlessly integrated into everyday transactions. Especially in these uncertain times, we see a growing demand for predictability. This was a driving factor in conceptualizing FDUSD.”
First Digital remains committed to transparency, pledging open scrutiny for every aspect of FDUSD. In collaboration with local and overseas regulatory authorities, First Digital Labs aims to ensure comprehensive compliance with all applicable laws, both present and future. Their objective is to set new standards of trust and stability in digital currency, guided by regulatory compliance.