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Cardano Stable Coin Djed 1.1.1 Launched on Testnet With Vasil Compatibility And New User Capabilities


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COTI activates Djed on the testnet with Vasil compatibility and new user capabilities.

In a tweet yesterday, Cardano’s Djed stablecoin issuer COTI disclosed that it had reactivated the stablecoin on the testnet with Vasil compatibility and new user capabilities.

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Per the accompanying Medium blog post, testnet version 1.1.1, besides being Vasil compatible, has added new features as part of its Nami wallet integration. For example, users can now view the display logos of Shen and Djed and the name of both tokens, COTI revealed. In addition, the wallet now supports divisible units for Shen and Djed.

Furthermore, the testnet will allow users to view their previous transactions. Notably, COTI also disclosed that there would be regular maintenance activities on the testnet, with the first one set for tomorrow.

For context, Djed is an over-collateralized algorithmic stablecoin issued by COTI, a fintech payments company to run on the Cardano chain. The Cardano network, amongst other things, proposes to denominate fees on the network in Djed. 

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Djed will maintain its peg to the US dollar by maintaining a reserve ratio of 400% to 800%, with Shen, as recently reported. However, to mint Djed, users will have to provide ADA in exchange. Consequently, users burn Djed by swapping it for ADA.

Crypto Community Response

Unsurprisingly, Cardano supporters anticipating the launch of the stablecoin, which would fuel decentralized finance (DeFi) operations on the network, received the news of the new testnet features with excitement. However, a few expressed skepticism. 

Cryptonator 1337, who describes himself as a crypto-anarchist, urged his followers to steer clear of the stablecoin. The Navcoin team member alleged that Djed would run on COTI’s Trustchain, which uses Direct Acyclic Graph technology instead of the blockchain for increased scalability to meet the demand of global payments. In addition, he poked holes at the fact that COTI had advisors from Goldman Sachs and HSBC.

It bears mentioning that these claims are not consistent with the information shared by Cardano and COTI. For example, per a Medium blog post from COTI in September last year, Djed will run on Cardano, not Trustchain. In addition, COTI’s role is limited to developing the user interface, user integration with smart contracts, and enterprise partnerships.

Hoskinson Believes In The Potential Of Algorithmic Stablecoins

While some in the crypto space have given up on algorithmic stablecoins delivering at scale following the TerraUSD de-pegging event, Charles Hoskinson remains optimistic. 

In a tweet last Friday, the Cardano founder described algorithmic stablecoins as “the gold standard of the digital age.” By backing these stablecoins with deflationary digital assets, Hoskinson believes they have the potential to replace national currencies.

How Djed will perform is yet to be seen. However, developers hope to calm fears of another Terra-like collapse by performing stress tests and releasing audits.

Djed Mainnet Launch Date

As previously reported, Djed will launch on the Cardano mainnet in January 2023 after a full audit. 

While it is yet to launch, COTI has already entered partnerships with several platforms and decentralized exchanges to integrate the stablecoin.

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Mark Brennan
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Mark Brennan has been active in the cryptocurrency sector since 2014. His love and passion for the nascent industry drove him to develop interest in writing about important developments and updates about cryptocurrencies and blockchain. Brennan, who holds a Masters degree in Business Administration, learned about the potential of blockchain technology. Aside from crypto journalism, Brennan runs an education center, where he educates people about the asset class.

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