Since June 12, 2022, the Tron-based stablecoin USDD has remained below a U.S. dollar in value. On Monday, USDD had a 24-hour trading range of around $0.943 to $0.966 per unit and the day prior on June 19, USDD saw an all-time low at $0.928 per unit. Despite being below the U.S. dollar parity, the Tron DAO Reserve says the stablecoin has not depegged in a Twitter thread that discusses a combination of an “on-chain mechanism [and] collateralized assets.”
USDD has been trading for lower than a U.S. dollar for over a week and on Sunday, USDD tapped an all-time low at $0.928 per unit. The following day on Monday, the stablecoin has been exchanging hands for $0.966 at the time of writing, and it saw a 24-hour low at $0.943. USDD is the ninth-largest stablecoin by market capitalization, with approximately $696.28 million on Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. (ET). The stablecoin has seen roughly $83 million in global trade volume and the top USDD exchanges on Monday include Kucoin, Huobi Global, Poloniex, and Pancakeswap version two (V2).
— TRON DAO Reserve (@trondaoreserve) June 20, 2022
The Tron DAO Reserve account on Twitter has been announcing numerous crypto asset purchases to safeguard the crypto ecosystem. On Monday, the Tron DAO Reserve revealed it added ten million USDC to “safeguard the overall blockchain industry and crypto market.” The Tron DAO Reserve web portal indicates that the stablecoin is overcollateralized by 324.35% at the time of writing at 7:20 p.m. (ET). At that time, the website shows there is 1.080 billion USDC in the reserve, 140,013,886 tether (USDT), 14,040.6 bitcoin (BTC), and 10,874,566,176 tron (TRX).
While the stablecoin has been trading for under $1 per unit, the Tron DAO Reserve’s official Twitter account says that the USDD crypto asset has not depegged. “Is USDD depegged?” the Twitter account recently asked. “No. USDD is a decentralized stablecoin that depends on an on-chain mechanism & collateralized assets, unlike centralized stablecoin e.x. USDC, which is attached to USD in a very close spread by banking mint and redemption.” Tron DAO Reserve said that a certain percentage of volatility is “unavoidable.” The USDD treasury organization added:
Currently, the market volatility rate is within +- 3%, an acceptable range. We will watch the market very closely and act accordingly.
The Tron DAO Reserve also discussed “massive short positions” that were betting against tron (TRX), the blockchain’s native crypto asset. USDD is not the only stablecoin in the crypto industry that has suffered from a certain percentage of volatility. The decentralized finance (defi) protocol Abracadabra’s stablecoin MIM briefly slid to $0.91 when bitcoin (BTC) slipped to $17,600 per unit two days ago. Since then, Abracadabra’s magic internet money (MIM) has jumped back to the $0.99 range.
Furthermore, the stablecoin neutrino usd (USDN) has been volatile during the market carnage this past week. USDN is a stablecoin crafted by the Waves (WAVES) protocol in a smart contract and minting USDN involves collateralizing WAVES. Like MIM, USDN has managed to come back to the $0.99 range.
As far as USDD is concerned, the Tron DAO Reserve doesn’t seem to be sweating being below the $1 parity. Tron DAO Reserve noted in the recent Twitter thread that it aims to be the top dog of decentralized stablecoins. “We will focus on collaborations with different cefi/defi platforms and multichain expansion. We aim to offer the best decentralized stablecoin ever available in the market,” the Tron DAO Reserve’s Twitter thread concludes.
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