Stablecoins

Cypherpunk Stablecoin RAI is Live on Ethereum

Rai, a stablecoin for decentralization purists, is now live on the Ethereum mainnet. It’s not pegged to fiat, it’s not backed by fiat, and it’s designed to run completely by computer programs. If it had a physical bill it would carry the inscription, “in code we trust.” RAI is an asset backed only by ETH …

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Fei Plans to Join Stablecoin Party With Key Difference

Fei released details of its planned decentralized stablecoin protocol yesterday afternoon. Fei seeks to offer a novel design to combat some of the whale games that favored the earliest participants of decentralized stablecoins. Fei’s stablecoin, FEI, is a “decentralized, fair, liquid, and scalable stablecoin that exhibits a high fidelity peg” said the announcement post. It …

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Basis Cash Revives Shuttered Stablecoin With 10,000% Yields

Basis Cash, a fork of shuttered algorithmic cryptocurrency Basis, is touting DeFi-summer like APYs as the newly launched stablecoin – BAC – trades at $64 despite targeting a $1 peg. With ~10,000% APYs on the BAC stablecoin liquidity pools, DeFi traders rushed to provide liquidity to the project which seeks to revive Basis without the …

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US Regulators Propose Stablecoin Crack Down With STABLE Act

A new bill by US lawmakers has DeFi up in arms after proposing that all stablecoin issuers need to obtain a bank charter, which would potentially make much of DeFi trading and even running an Ethereum node, illegal.  “It shall be unlawful for any person to issue a stablecoin or stablecoin-related product, to provide any …

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Maker Stability Fee Increase May Boost MKR Price

MakerDAO has casually reintroduced stability fees for the ~$900M worth of DAI now in circulation. Maker’s MKR holders voted to raise the protocol’s stability fee – similar to interest rates for Dai borrowers –  to 2% for ETH collateral from 0%, the highest since January. The reintroduction of stability fees sets Maker on track to …

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