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TRON stablecoin USDD loses dollar peg amid Sun’s capital deploy, but TRX floats

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  • TRON’s stablecoin, USDD, depegged from the dollar
  • TRX price action held out in the negative as Justin Sun calmed the community

USDD, the decentralized stablecoin of TRON [TRX], lost its peg to the dollar on 11 December, Eliosa Marchesoni revealed. The stablecoin, a product of Justin Sun’s ambition to have a widespread impact in the market, declined to recover.

According to Marchesoni, a tokenomics expert and advisor, the dip affected TRON’s receive collateral and Curve Finance [CRV] pool. 

Read TRON’s [TRX] Price Prediction 2023-24

Is TRON taking the Kwon route?

Evidently, this was not the first time that a stablecoin depegged from the dollar. There were a few instances where Tether [USDT] did the same. For USDD, this was the first depeg since June 2022. The difference was, however, that USDT’s recovery was swift, as it did wait almost 24 hours. With the rocks hitting the market, it was normal for investors to worry. 

In response to the depegging, TRON’s founder, Justin Sun, said that USDD’s collateralization was 200%, and the community could access the information via a link he attached to the tweet.

The founder went on to emulate Terra Luna [LUNA] founder Do Kwon’s tweet of “deploying more capital’’ to prove that all was well with USDD. However, he attached proof of adding more liquid assets to the reserves. Details from Etherscan‘s transaction showed that Sun personally added about $1 million to the pool.

Etherscan transaction of Tron's deposit into its reserves

Source: Etherscan

Following the input, CoinMarketCap showed that USDD’s volume surged 80% in the last 24 hours. However, despite the increase, the stablecoin continued to hang around $0.97.

Comments under Sun’s tweet revealed that quite a number of investors did not find the humor in the “joke,” especially as it was something similar that influenced the market capitulation in June. 

TRX: Oblivious of whatever is happening

Regardless, TRX continued to float around $0.05. At press time, TRON had lost 3.58% of its previous day’s value. Per its price action, TRX had the potential to be negatively impacted by USDD’s shenanigans, as indicated by the Directional Movement Index (DMI). 

Based on the four-hour chart, the DMI revealed that sellers had the upper hand. This was because the -DMI (red), at 26.16, dominated the +DMI (green), which was far below at 8.99. Moreover, the Average Directional Index (ADX) supported an extended run of seller control

At the time of writing, the ADX (yellow) was 27.33. A simplification of the projection was due to the indicator being above 25. In a situation like this, the ADX signaled strong directional movement. Besides, the Money Flow Index (MFI) suggested restricted liquidity flow in recent times.  

Tron [TRX] price action showing that price would remain negative

Source: TradingView


Saman Waris works as a News Editor at AMBCrypto. She has always been fascinated by how the tides of finance and technology shape communities across demographics. Cryptocurrencies are of particular interest to Saman, with much of her writing centered around understanding how ideas like Momentum and Greater Fool theories apply to altcoins, specifically, memecoins. A graduate in history, Saman worked the sports beat before diving into crypto. Prior to joining AMBCrypto 2 years ago, Saman was a News Editor at Sportskeeda. This was preceded by her stint as Editor-in-Chief at EssentiallySports.
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