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Tron’s USDD Stablecoin Slips Off Dollar Peg Amid Crypto Market Crash

Amid Monday’s crypto market crash, tronUSDD’s recently launched algorithmic stablecoin lost its peg to the dollar, falling to a low of $0.9764 according to data from CoinMarketCap.

At press time, USDD has yet to regain its parity with the dollar, with a price hovering around $0.98.

According to Tron founder Justin Sun, the decoupling of USDD occurred due to a large number of short sellers targeting TRX, the network’s native token, on the cryptocurrency exchange. Binance. He added that the Tron DAO Reserve would commit up to $2 billion to fight short sellers.

“TRX Dip Funding Rate on Binance is 500% Negative APR,” Sun tweeted on Monday. “[Tron DAO Reserve] will deploy 2 billion dollars to combat them. I don’t think they can last even 24 hours. [A] close grip short.

A short crunch occurs when traders bet that the price of an asset will go down, but the price goes up, forcing them to close positions.

TRX fell more than 16% on Monday to hit a two-month low of $0.58 before recovering to its current value of $0.60, down 5% on the day, according to CoinMarketCap.

What is USDD?

USDD is an algorithmic stablecoin, a type of cryptocurrency that is pegged to another asset (usually a fiat currency like the US dollar) using smart contract algorithms

Unlike stable coins What Tie or Circle USDCUSDD was initially not backed by any reserves, but instead maintained its peg to the dollar through arbitrage trading between USDD and TRX, the native token of the Tron network.

However, after a similar algorithmic stablecoin, Terra’s UST, crashed last month, wiping out $60 billion in investor wealth in just one week, USDD changed its operating model to include collateral in the form of Bitcoin (BTC), TRX, USDT and USDC reserves.

The team behind USDD also promised a minimum collateral ratio of 130%, which would be higher than the 120% collateral ratio maintained by MakerDAO. ICD stable currency.

On Monday, the Tron DAO Reserve announced a series of measures aimed at “further safeguarding the blockchain industry and the crypto market in general.”

This included two separate purchases of 100 million USDC each (here Y here), followed by another purchase of 650 million USDCwhich increased the supply of USDC in TRON to a total of $2.5 billion.

According to the Tron DAO Reserve website, the collateral ratio of the stablecoin is currently almost 248%.

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