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First Cardano-Based Decentralized Stablecoin Djed To Go Live in January

The first-ever Cardano-based stablecoin, dubbed Djed, is set to hit Cardano mainnet in January 2023. The team made this known at the just-concluded Cardano Summit 2022, held in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Developed by the Charles Hoskinson-led Input Output Global (IOG), and issued by COTI, Djed is a decentralized algorithmic stablecoin built on the Cardano blockchain. 

The Djed algorithmic stablecoin is designed to maintain stability through a combination of collateral and a reserve token. Following the January launch of Djed, Shen will serve as Djed’s reserve token while ADA will be used by users as collateral to mint the stablecoin. 

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Djed Mainnet Launch

As disclosed by developers during the Cardano Summit 2022, Djed will hit Cardano mainnet in early 2023. DjedPay, a service developed to allow merchants and other businesses to accept Djed payments would be rolled out alongside the launch of the Cardano-based stablecoin. 

According to Shahaf Bar-Geffen, the CEO at COTI, “Djed takes what’s great with crypto as collateral, meaning no fiat in the system, but also takes over-collateralization very seriously.” Over-collateralization here means that the stablecoin will have surplus collateral held in a reserve. 

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According to people familiar with the matter, over 400% in collateral value will be needed to mint one Djed. The COTI CEO added that at the launch of the Djed, the algorithmic stablecoin will be integrated into 40 Dapps in the Cardano ecosystem. 

Notably, Cardano, in partnership with COTI released the public Testnet version of Djed in May 2022. At the time, Djed was said to hit the Cardano mainnet in June but that didn’t happen due to several factors.


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Ndianabasi Tom joined the crypto and blockchain industry in 2019. He is an all-rounded crypto content writer. He mostly covers industry news, developments, and other educational resources. He believes that proper crypto awareness is instrumental to achieving mass adoption.
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