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USDD Continues To Trade For Under $1 — Tron DAO Reserve Insists Stablecoin Has Not Depegged

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USDD Continues To Trade For Under $1 —  Tron DAO Reserve Insists Stablecoin Has Not Depegged

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 Trades Below $1 for an Entire Week

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).

To safeguard the overall blockchain industry and crypto market, TRON DAO Reserve have purchased 10,000,000 #USDD on #TRON.

— TRON DAO Reserve (@trondaoreserve) June 20, 2022

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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.

Tron DAO Reserve Says USDD Ecosystem Aims to Focus on Collaborations and Multichain Expansion

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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What do you think about the USDD market this past week? Do you agree with the Tron DAO Reserve’s explanation? Let us know what you think about this subject in the comments section below.

Jamie Redman

Jamie Redman is the News Lead at Bitcoin.com News and a financial tech journalist living in Florida. Redman has been an active member of the cryptocurrency community since 2011. He has a passion for Bitcoin, open-source code, and decentralized applications. Since September 2015, Redman has written more than 5,000 articles for Bitcoin.com News about the disruptive protocols emerging today.

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Defi Protocol Abracadabra’s Stablecoin MIM Briefly Slides To $0.91 During The Crypto Market Rout

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Defi Protocol Abracadabra’s Stablecoin MIM Briefly Slides To $0.91 During The Crypto Market Rout

Amid the crypto market carnage this weekend, another stablecoin slipped below the $1 peg on Saturday, June 18, as the crypto asset called magic internet money (MIM) briefly dropped to a low of $0.914 per unit. The Abracadabra-issued stablecoin dropping in value follows the recent terrausd (UST) failure and USDD’s recent volatility last week.

Stablecoin Magic Internet Money Loses $1 Parity But Regains Strength After the Fall to $0.91

In mid-May 2022, the entire world witnessed an algorithmic stablecoin called terrausd (UST) depeg from its $1 parity and slide below a U.S. penny in value. In fact, UST’s failure obliterated the entire Terra blockchain ecosystem of tokens until they were near worthless.

Last week, Bitcoin.com News reported on Tron’s algorithmic stablecoin USDD and how it dropped to a low of $0.95 per unit. The Tron Reserve DAO has been adding significant amounts of reserves like USDC and TRX to keep the token overcollaterized.

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Despite the funds being added, on June 18, USDD slipped to a low of $0.948 per unit and the crypto token is currently exchanging hands for $0.964 at the time of writing at 6:05 p.m. (ET).

On the same day, the Abracadabra-issued stablecoin magic internet money (MIM) also slipped below the asset’s $1 parity, dropping to a low of $0.914 per unit. By using the protocol Abracadabra.money, users create MIM by adding collateral and today, there’s 197,674,194 MIM in circulation.

MIM is leveraged on various blockchains like Ethereum, Fantom, BSC, and Avalanche. Despite the slide to $0.91, MIM did rebound on Saturday and at 6:05 p.m. (ET), it was trading for $0.992 per unit. The fall below the $1 parity brought MIM a lot of attention during the day, as the “MIM depeg” was a trending subject on social media. The day prior, one Twitter account said that MIM was “about to depeg (yet again) with a 95.8% liquidity imbalance. There’s only $6m of liquidity left in the pool.”

Abracadabra Dispells Insolvency Rumors and Addresses Depegging Incident

Furthermore, Abracadabra published a blog post that addresses “a large number of false Twitter threads.” Abracadabra said that the false information “created extreme volatility that has affected the MIM peg and the MIM-3pool liquidity on Curve Finance.”

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“One of the central pieces to the FUD revolves around Abracadabra’s treasury composition,” Abracadabra’s blog post notes. “Our operational treasury, which does not include SPELL tokens, currently owns more than $13.2M in assets (at the time of writing). Roughly half of the treasury is in MIM stablecoin, and the other half is in CRV tokens which are fundamental assets for us to hold.” The decentralized finance (defi) project’s blog post adds:

If you are looking for the exact amounts, the treasury holds 6,619,923.5 MIM and 10,380,153.06 CRV tokens.

Abracadabra’s blog post also asks people with outstanding loans to repay the balance while the peg is low in order to rebalance the MIM-3pool.

“As we write this post, the health of the Curve pool continues to improve and we fully expect the MIM peg to be restored shortly. In addition, we plan to share a more detailed set of dates around when and how repayment will occur,” Abracadabra’s blog post concludes.

In addition to USDD and MIM, the stablecoin neutrino usd (USDN) has been volatile in recent times dropping below $1 parity. While it was trading for $1 at 6:05 p.m. (ET), earlier on Saturday USDN slipped to $0.931 per unit.

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What do you think about the stablecoin magic internet money (MIM) depegging on Saturday? What do you think about Abracadabra’s blog post statement? Let us know what you think about this subject in the comments section below.

Jamie Redman

Jamie Redman is the News Lead at Bitcoin.com News and a financial tech journalist living in Florida. Redman has been an active member of the cryptocurrency community since 2011. He has a passion for Bitcoin, open-source code, and decentralized applications. Since September 2015, Redman has written more than 5,000 articles for Bitcoin.com News about the disruptive protocols emerging today.

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Do Kwon Accused Of Cashing Out $2.7B Before UST Collapse, Terra Founder Says Allegations Are False

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Do Kwon Accused Of Cashing Out $2.7B Before UST Collapse, Terra Founder Says Allegations Are False

Terra’s new LUNA 2.0 token has lost 54% in value in the last two weeks, after reaching $11.33 per unit on May 30. Meanwhile, the whistleblower Fatman has accused Terra’s co-founder Do Kwon of cashing out $2.7 billion a few months before the UST de-pegging incident. Kwon, however, has been keeping tabs on Fatman’s accusations and he claims the allegations are “categorically false.”

LUNA 2.0 Token Drops 54% in Value During the Last 2 Weeks

The LUNA 2.0 rebirth token has been extremely lackluster in terms of market performance during the past two weeks. However, as Bitcoin.com News reported six days ago, a myriad of decentralized finance (defi) protocols have re-joined the ecosystem.

Terra’s 2.0 chain has roughly $1.32 billion locked in the Stader defi application according to defillama.com stats. The Terra Classic chain still has $10.54 million total value locked in defi today as well, with $3.11 million held on Terraswap and $2.47 million locked into Anchor.

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LUNA 2.0 on June 12, 2022 via Kraken.

During the past two weeks, after LUNA 2.0 tapped a high of $11.33 per unit, the new LUNA has lost 54% during the last 14 days. It is still down 86% from the all-time high at $18.87 per coin when the 2.0 blockchain was first launched.

At the time of writing, LUNA 2.0 has $135 million in global trade volume, which pales in comparison to the volume luna classic (LUNC) saw prior to the fallout. The top exchanges in terms of trade volume for LUNA 2.0 include Bitrue, Okx, Huobi Global, Kucoin, and Gate.io. LUNA 2.0’s top five trading pairs today include USDT, USD, USDC, EUR, and ETH, respectively.

Terra Co-Founder Do Kwon Continues to Be Accused of Shady Acts — Whistleblower Fatman Claims Kwon Cashed Out $2.7 Billion Before UST Collapse

While LUNA’s market performance has not been so hot, alongside a variety of crypto assets suffering through the bear market, Do Kwon is still being accused of shady acts by the whistleblower Fatman.

Should we start using the term Kwonzi more often? I propose a definition.

Kwonzi: a financial scheme with borrowed elements from and a similar negative-sum nature to a Ponzi but not a Ponzi – cleverly obfuscated by sophisticated manipulation, legitimate technology, and jargon.

— FatMan (@FatManTerra) June 12, 2022

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Three days ago, Bitcoin.com News also reported on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reportedly investigating the terrausd (UST) collapse and the company Terraform Labs (TFL). On June 11, 2022, Fatman accused Kwon of siphoning $2.7 billion from the Terra project a few months before the UST fallout.

“Some of you thought $80m per month was bad,” Fatman tweeted. “That’s nothing. Here’s how Do Kwon cashed out $2.7 billion (33 x $80 [million]) over the span of mere months thanks to Degenbox: the perfect mechanism to drain liquidity out of the LUNA [and] UST system and into hard money like USDT.”

Fatman says the defi borrowing protocol Abracadabra’s Degenbox and tokens like SPELL and MIM were used to provide “deeper exit liquidity to the UST pair.” The whistleblower said that Kwon was able to cash out via the MIM/UST pool to the tune of $2.719 billion without moving the peg.

“UST is the future, he said. Decentralized money is sound money, he said,” Fatman continued. “UST won’t de-peg, he told you. ‘Centralized stablecoins will rug you eventually.’ So why did he cash out $2.7b from UST into USDT and USDC?”

Do Kwon Refutes Cash Out Accusations, Says He ‘Really Doesn’t Care About Money Much’

However, Do Kwon has refuted the claims he cashed out $2.7 billion before the UST crash. “This should be obvious, but the claim that I cashed out $2.7B from anything is categorically false,” Kwon said the same day Fatman accused him. Kwon also has his Twitter account set to private mode and only people Kwon tags in a tweet can reply.

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“Two contradictory claims seem to exist where: Do’s wallets are doxxed, and he still owns most of his luna through the airdrop [or] Do dumped all his tokens to make billions,” Kwon continued. “A lane should ideally be picked.” The Terra co-founder added:

To reiterate, for the last two years the only thing I’ve earned is a nominal cash salary from TFL, and deferred taking most of my founder’s tokens because a) didn’t need it and b) didn’t want to cause unnecessary finger-pointing of ‘he has too much.’

On Twitter, people have discussed how Kwon is a lot more humble now in comparison to calling people “poor” during LUNA’s peak fame. Others have been discussing Kwon reportedly “bending over” Abracadabra founder Daniele Sesta and “SPELL bagholders.”

The claims say tokens like SPELL, MIM and Abracadabra’s Degenbox were used to help Kwon siphon UST into harder stablecoin assets. Abracadabra and Sesta have already had their share of controversy in the past with the Wonderland TIME debacle.

[PEOPLE YOU MEET ON THE WAY UP, YOU MEET ON THE WAY DOWN]

Do Kwon (Ponzi @stablekwon) no longer cares about money. Remember his favorate insult was “poor”; he didn’t debate @Frances_Coppola because he “doesn’t debate the poor” & had “no change for her”.https://t.co/B7R8JWDWJT

— Nassim Nicholas Taleb (@nntaleb) June 12, 2022

Terra’s co-founder Kwon stressed on Twitter that none of what is being said about him cashing out is true. “Hope that’s clear – I didn’t say much because I don’t want to seem like playing victim, but I lost most of what I had in the crash too,” Kwon concluded on Saturday in his refutation against the claims he cashed out $2.7 billion.

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“I’ve said this multiple times but I really don’t care about money much. Please say things that are proven and true – if you are spreading falsehood that just adds to the pain of everyone who has lost,” Kwon added.

Meanwhile, Fatman continues to accuse Kwon of dirty tricks and the whistleblower has not stopped criticizing Kwon’s ostensible acts, or his current commentary and refutation.

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What do you think about LUNA 2.0 and the recent accusations against Do Kwon? What do you think about Kwon’s refutation? Let us know what you think about this subject in the comments section below.

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Jamie Redman

Jamie Redman is the News Lead at Bitcoin.com News and a financial tech journalist living in Florida. Redman has been an active member of the cryptocurrency community since 2011. He has a passion for Bitcoin, open-source code, and decentralized applications. Since September 2015, Redman has written more than 5,000 articles for Bitcoin.com News about the disruptive protocols emerging today.

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Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only. It is not a direct offer or solicitation of an offer to buy or sell, or a recommendation or endorsement of any products, services, or companies. Bitcoin.com does not provide investment, tax, legal, or accounting advice. Neither the company nor the author is responsible, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any content, goods or services mentioned in this article.

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