August 4, 2021, 1:58PM EDT
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Analyzing Algorithmic Stablecoins Exploits

Quick Take

  • Algorithmic stablecoins are tokens that are typically pegged to the value of the US dollar, by means of predefined algorithms and market forces
  • There are an increasing number of projects aiming to create capital-efficient algorithmic stablecoins, such as FRAX and UST
  • They are crucial in the reduction of cryptocurrency markets’ reliance on centralized fiat-backed stablecoins 
  • However, they can also experience complete failure in edge cases, where the algorithms designed to maintain the peg becomes its own undoing

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