So far, Curve DAO has been seeing enormous gains at the start of the month as CRVUSD, Curve’s native stablecoin, gains significant traction in users.
According to recent data posted by Curve DAO’s official Twitter page, the stablecoin has reached a supply and debt level of over $50 million, which indicates that the stablecoin is being used heavily just after two months after its launch.
CRVUSD now joins the growing number of stablecoins available in the industry. However, another tense moment in the crypto market occurred last month.
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— Curve Finance (@CurveFinance) July 1, 2023
Major Hiccup In The Stablecoin Industry
Just last month, Tether’s USDT depegged, prompting serious fears of another collapse on the horizon. According to some sources, it was mostly caused by an imbalance within Curve DAO’s Curve 3Pool. This small imbalance caused a 70% surge in USDT’s balance which indicated a significant sell-off.
In an interview with Tether CTO Paolo Ardoino, he emphasized Tether’s role as “a gateway to liquidity” and how Tether is solid. He also puts confidence in USDT by saying that “these events are a good test for us.”
Meanwhile, there is virtually no fear, uncertainty, or doubt surrounding CRVUSD, thanks to the ecosystem’s innovative utilization of LLAMMA—an exclusive algorithm designed specifically for CRVUSD.
CRV market cap currently at $694 million. Chart: TradingView.com
LLAMMA: How Does It Work?
In a Twitter thread created by Poopman DeFi, LLAMMA uses a concept known as soft liquidation. The user must first deposit sfrxETH as collateral to borrow CRVUSD at an overcollatelrized ratio of 117%. LLAMMA then uses the price fluctuations of the two assets to rebalance the ratio between the two.
crvUSD is the most hard-core stablecoin to ever exist.
Instead of facing full liquidation when borrowing CDPs,
crvUSD introduced LLAMMA 🦙, an algo that use soft liquidation to reduce impermanent loss during huge liquidation.
— Poopman 💩, 🌿- DeFi Rookie (@poopmandefi) July 2, 2023
The collateral is then spread over a band, which is basically a price range which the collateral will be spread upon. This reduces CRVUSD’s exposure to Ethereum while gaining the upside if ETH’s price pumps.
According to recent sources, Frax Finance’s sfrxETH is currently the only supported collateral by the system with more assets to be onboarded in the future.
CRV sustains 17.3% increase in the last week. Source: Coingecko
Bulls Lead The Way, But Can They Sustain The Momentum?
At the time of writing, CRV price was at $0.799, up nearly 5% in the last 24 hours. The token registered an impressive 17.3% rally in the last seven days, data from crypto market tracker Coingecko shows.
CRV is currently facing resistance at the $0.817 price level. With its present momentum, we might see a bullish breakthrough next week or even earlier.
This will provide the bulls leverage for another price pump in the near future. However, failing to break through this level will require CRV to stabilize above or below $0.712.
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