The coin market has been sailing through treacherous conditions and torrential woes. While most cryptocurrencies have faced the wrath of turbulence. Stablecoins seem to have performed better and are proving to be an ideal choice during market calamities. However, not everything is fine with this category either.
Marketers, hoping for a quick rebound, are wishful of not facing any other catastrophe. However, one fear which has been developing is that of Tron’s USDD, which has lost its value against the USD. Netizens are now fearing another Terra-like event.
Is Tron’s Stablecoin Hegemony At Stake?
The total market capitalization of stablecoins at the time of publication stood at $154.16 Billion. Which witnessed a minor change of -0.31%. According to Defillama, the lion’s share is held by Ethereum at 59.26%, followed by Tron with its $36.13 billion stake. Talking about Tron, the stables Market Capitalization to TVL ratio presently stands at 2.027.
In succession, the dominating stablecoin from Tron’s stable is Tether (USDT) at 89.67%, with a market capitalisation of $32.4 B. USDC follows it at $2.89 B, and USDD at $480.08 M. Very recently, on the 5th of June, USDD became the first over-collateralized stablecoin at over 200%. With a guaranteed minimum collateral ratio of 130%.
However, since the start of the ongoing week, USDD has been facing an imbalance in its price, which has dropped below $1. This has created havoc amongst the community, who fear a Terra-like catastrophe. The makers have tried to keep the price afloat by pouring liquidity into the system. The Tron DAO reserve had transferred millions of USDC tokens to normalize the condition.
What Caused The Volatility?
According to the official confirmation by Tron DAO Reserve, USDD currently has over 320% collateralization rate. Which was given impetus by the recent influx of 300M USDC as reserve funds. Furthermore, the volatility occurred because the USDD positions of certain traders were forcefully liquidated.
Also, the massive short positions of TRX and USDD were accumulated for gains amid extremities in the market. The makers claim everything will recede to normalcy in a few days. As the rate of funding of TRX is back to average levels.
Summing up, the event is terrifying for both the community and the broader crypto space. Since the industry has just moved out of a similar disastrous event. Moreover, the ongoing clutches and hurdles have left a setback for the space. That said, the confirmation and initiatives by the team behind the project have escorted a sigh of relief for the community.