On September 13, MDEX successfully launched its new initial model offering (IMO) for Demeter, a decentralized stablecoin market protocol under the innovative IMO mechanism. More than 6,500 participants got involved in the launch, with more than 23 million MDX and more than 1 billion xMDX being staked. The total staking amount exceeded $350 million. Users on this platform claimed their new assets with one click at 8:00 pm on September 17, and the principal can be withdrawn at the end of the lock-up period.

1. How important is the maker on the Heco public chain?

Therefore, the fast-developing Heco public chain needs high quality decentralized stablecoin protocol to tamp the stability of its ecology value and expand the consensus. Demeter, as the phase two MDEX IMO project, may get multidimensional support from Heco in the later stage, as it will officially launch on Heco on September 18.

Similar to Maker, Demeter has two core functions: deposit, lending and stablecoin. Demeter also implements the dual token model of stablecoin (DUSD) plus governance token (DMT), by achieving a high degree of transparency through a more complex mechanism designed to better protect users’ core rights. In terms of product details, Demeter has made significant improvements to the design of MakerDao.

2. Compared to traditional decentralized stablecoin protocols, Demeter has made multiple innovations

Specifically, Demeter makes the following optimizations for deposit, lending, and stablecoin: 

For deposit and lending, Demeter has improved the interest rate model and collateral coefficient of the DeFi lending protocol. Moreover, Demeter has established a refined credit grading system that incorporates all existing crypto assets and introduces richer crypto-asset types such as liquidity provider (LP) assets, collateral assets like nonfungible token (NFT) and decentralized finance (DeFi) assets. Under the premise of ensuring security, Demeter provides maximum convenience for users by making the lending model between tokens highly compatible and controlling the rate and volume of interest through smart contracts. For Demeter itself, these innovative improvements are made to satisfy the needs of the market.

On top of that, to guarantee security, Demeter’s minting of lending/stablecoin is completed through over-collateralization. Demeter has established its “line of credit” by allowing borrowers to deposit tokens or synthetic assets into Demeter. Each underlying asset generates a collateral factor that represents the value of the assets staked by the user and corresponds to the percentage of available loans. Moreover, the loan interest rate varies depending on the supply and demand of each asset. If the borrower’s available credit falls below zero, the collateral will go into liquidation and be sold to pay off the debt.

For stablecoin, Demeter supports the value of its stablecoin through a portfolio of cryptocurrencies. Through the faster network on Heco, Demeter ensures the security, stability, and convenience of its stablecoin, DUSD, all while reducing the cost for use and the cost of capital.

The core feature of a stablecoin is that it keeps a stable price. The stability of DUSD’s price is guaranteed by two main innovative regulation mechanisms. 

3. Demeter token DMT shows greater potentials under the IMO mechanism

Demeter is expected to have even larger potentials with its advanced product design and a highly optimized mechanism of token allocation and circulation.

Demeter adopts decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) governance, so DMT holders have autonomy. Users’ governance actions such as key parameter setting and asset allocation are made through DMT holders’ voting. In addition to governance voting, DAO revenue pool reward allocation and DAO vault allocation, DMT has a high degree of autonomy over its own asset allocation and is, therefore, more decentralized.

Taken together, the multi-dimensional integration of concept, application, mechanism, tokenomics and governance mechanism allows DMT to be a high quality token. Moreover, the latest IMO campaign of MDEX will expose DMT to users in advance.

4. the Hunter program helps MDEX to become the discoverer and incubator of quality projects

Both decentralized stablecoins and decentralized transactions belong to the core DeFi protocol in the public chain ecology. Through the second phase of the IMO campaign, the integrated advantages and synergy effects between MDEX and Demeter began to emerge. Coinwind and Demeter are just the early representatives of the quality projects that MDEX and MDX have mutually empowered, while the Hunter program, which was launched by MDEX at the end of last month, will continuously feed MDEX with various quality projects.

The official announcement shows that the proposed total amount of the Hunter program is $10 million, which will give priority to funding projects in line with MDEX’s philosophy and focus on supporting high-quality projects themed on Metaverse, DeFi, GameFi, NFT, etc. When selecting popular projects, MDEX Foundation will take into account the condition of the projects’ team, the projects’ on-chain data, community infrastructure and the innovation and growth space of the projects.