Within the decentralized finance space, Wault Finance demonstrated its revolutionary nature by developing multiple innovative products. The protocol is one of the fastest-growing projects in the DeFi sector, providing users a variety of yield farming and staking opportunities.
Now, Wault intends to expand its ecosystem with the development of its stablecoin WUSD. WUSD is a next-generation stablecoin that uses an innovative model to ensure that it holds its peg to the dollar and is designed to provide use cases for holders. Let’s explore the key features of the stablecoin.
WUSD is different from other stablecoins that are fiat-backed or algorithmic stablecoins. In WUSD’s case, the stablecoin is backed by crypto assets within a sustainable mechanism.
The stablecoin is backed by Tether (USDT) and Wault Finance’s native token WEX at a ratio of nine to one. This means that 90% of WUSD is collateralized by USDT deposits and the remaining 10% from WEX, which ensures the stability of the stablecoin and guarantees that holders do not lose more than 10% of their capital in the worst-case scenario of extreme volatility.
Let’s have a closer look at WUSD’s process. Assuming a trader deposits 1,000 USDT to purchase WUSD, 900 USDT is deposited by the smart contract to WUSD’s treasury and the remaining 100 USDT is used to buy WEX tokens. The two tokens are held in the treasury and the protocol deploys a portion of that to generate yields to reinforce the treasury. This ensures that WUSD is always backed by enough collateral while also earning yields in the background to reinforce the treasury. The buyback and lockup on WEX also raise its price, creating a positive cycle for the ecosystem.
When a user wants to exchange their 1,000 WUSD for USDT, the WUSD is burnt from circulation and the user receives back 1,000 USDT, with 100 of it bought back from WEX according to the market price. This treasury, along with the following stability mechanisms, ensures that WUSD keeps its peg to the U.S. dollar and prevents risks associated with the internal minting and burning of a governance token.
WUSD stability mechanisms
Wault also deployed four different stability mechanisms that ensure WUSD maintains its peg. This includes the treasury, WSwap emissions support, WSwap trading fees support, and WUSD staking support.
The WUSD treasury ensures collateralization and the additional stability mechanisms reinforce the treasury. 15% of the trading fees from WSwap, one of the top decentralized exchanges on the Binance Smart Chain and Polygon, goes toward the treasury.
If WUSD moves off-peg, a portion of WEX emissions goes toward the treasury, supporting it so that arbitrage bots can return WUSD to peg, a guaranteed outcome as long as the treasury is full.
WUSD staking is also a major way that Wault intends to maintain the peg of the stablecoin. Wault intends to incentivize early holders of WUSD with WEX emissions. The emission rate will serve as a stability mechanism for WUSD peg. If the peg shifts from $1, emissions will rise and fall to modulate the incentives for staking WUSD. At the moment, WUSD-BUSD staking on Wault earns an annual percentage rate of 34%, a very high yield for stablecoins in DeFi. The WUSD-BUSD pool has already amassed up to $40 million in total value locked since its recent launch.
Wault is also working on new partnerships to establish additional pools and use cases for the stablecoin, and is making headway in doing just that with its ecosystem of partners.
Finally, WUSD is coming to Polygon, which would launch on Wault’s cross-chain platform.
Wault has so far been able to become one of the top DEXs on two different blockchains. During the highs of the crypto bull run, Wault hit over $1.5 billion in TVL. In addition, the team behind the project has made significant strides with the timely release of products in recent months.
Wault revealed that it aims to continue building integrations to expand to more blockchains. While there are plans to launch a lending platform to expand the current DeFi products on its protocol, Wault is busy supporting the ecosystem as well. Wault recently launched a Moon Fuel Grant Program to support new projects, as well as a Scholarship Program to support low-income gamers to make a living through play-to-earn games. To learn more about Wault Finance, visit its social networks below: