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Third deployment of crvUSD is done. No errors, but fixed an issue of unexpectedly high gas usage in certain cases (3M gas (!) -> 300k gas). Again, thanks to community for discovering: no testnets can replace such testing in prod
— Curve Finance (@CurveFinance) May 4, 2023
Decentralized finance protocol Curve Finance also announced the deployment of its much-anticipated stablecoin on the Ethereum mainnet on Wednesday afternoon.
The implementation marks a significant milestone in the public launch of Curve’s long-awaited stablecoin. Curve, one of the largest decentralized marketplaces focused on stablecoins, with around $5 billion in assets on the protocol, announced last year that it began developing its dollar-pegged stablecoins.
According to the white paper, what sets crvUSD apart from its competitors is a new loan liquidity algorithm called LLAMA, that continuously rebalances users’ collateral as cryptocurrency prices fluctuate.
This mechanism provides a smoother, continuous liquidation process than a single, drastic event that sometimes causes chaos and massive losses to lending protocols when crypto prices fall.
Additionally, collateral stored in an automated market maker (AMM) pool provides liquidity for people to trade, rather than sitting in a vault or lending pool. “This makes the overall efficiency of the system high,” Dustin Teander, an analyst at crypto research firm Messari, said in a note.
In addition, Curve’s stablecoin will face stiff competition due to a series of problems with rival DeFi protocols that are or are in the process of developing their stablecoin to attract users and increase activity at a time when cryptocurrency trading and lending are struggling.
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