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Curve Finance Launches Algorithmic Stablecoin “crvUSD” on Ethereum Mainnet

Curve Finance, a DeFi system, has released the much-anticipated algorithmic stablecoin “crvUSD” on the Ethereum mainnet. The debut is a significant milestone for the platform, with more than $22 million worth of crvUSD already coined in only eight hours.

According to Etherscan statistics, $20 million of the entire amount was generated inside the first five minutes. The stablecoin, however, is still unavailable to public users while Curve Finance works on integrating it with its front-end user experience on its official website.

According to DeFiLlama, Curve Finance is presently one of the biggest DeFi protocols in the business, with around $4.4 billion in total value locked (TVL). The introduction of crvUSD is a huge step forward for the platform, since it allows users to purchase a stablecoin that is tied to the US dollar.

In contrast to TerraUSD, which crashed in May 2022 as a result of a sophisticated arbitrage mechanism, crvUSD is intended to act as a “collateralized-debt-position” stablecoin. This implies that consumers must deposit collateral in order to get a crvUSD loan. Curve Finance has not yet identified the preferred asset for use as collateral.

Curve Finance’s creator, Michael Egorov, confirmed the stablecoin will be overcollateralized at the ReDeFine Tomorrow Web3 symposium. According to an admin in the official Curve Finance Telegram conversation, the site plans to offer the stablecoin to the public shortly.

It should be noted that Curve Finance is not the only DeFi protocol developing an algorithmic stablecoin. In February of this year, competitor Aave published a testnet version of their “native decentralized, collateral-backed stablecoin” named GHO.

The new stablecoin’s debut has already had a favorable influence on the protocol’s original Curve DAO (CRV) token, which witnessed a 7% spike in value immediately after its launch. The price of CRV is presently $0.96.

Overall, the introduction of crvUSD represents a huge step forward for Curve Finance as it develops its DeFi products. Users should anticipate a more accessible and user-friendly experience in the near future as the platform continues to work on integrating the stablecoin with its front-end user interface.


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