Proof-of-stake blockchain platform, Cardano, has partnered with COTI, a DAG-based Layer 1 protocol, to launch what it refers to as an over-collateralized algorithmic stablecoin. The project said in an announcement provided to Cointelegraph that the stablecoin will be backed by excess collateral in the form of cryptocurrency stored in a reserve.
It's official! $Djed will launch on the Cardano Mainnet in January 2023! $Coti $Ada #Djed pic.twitter.com/cu8ryW6Lo7
— Djed Stablecoin (@DjedStablecoin) November 21, 2022
According to the release, Djed is set to go live on the mainnet in Jan. 2023, pending a successful audit and a series of rigorous stress testing. According to the developers, Djed will be pegged to the US Dollar, backed by Cardano ($ADA), and will use $SHEN as its reserve coin.
The algorithmic stablecoin will be integrated with selected partners and Decentralized Exchanges (DEXs), who will reward users for providing liquidity using Djed. In a bid to grow at a sustainably healthy pace, the developers plan to adopt a gradual and slow approach to providing $ADA liquidity to the Djed smart contract.