Stablecoins, akin to the evolution of digital music, are set to transform the landscape of traditional finance, transitioning from a phase of skepticism to widespread acceptance similar to services like Spotify.

Y Combinator, a prominent Silicon Valley incubator, identifies stablecoins, alongside metaverse and artificial intelligence (AI), as the forefront sectors for innovation.

In its annual "Requests for Startups" report, published on February 15, the incubator highlighted the significant potential of stablecoins for affordable cross-border transactions and the application of AR and VR technologies beyond the realm of gaming.

Additionally, AI's role in personalising enterprise software and streamlining back office operations was noted.

Y Combinator's Brad Flora emphasised the crucial role stablecoins will play in the future of money, drawing parallels with the digital music industry's journey in the early 2000s.