- Each OUSD is backed by a different stablecoin contributed or earned by the protocol.
- You can earn money on OUSD simply by being its holder.
- The team warns about possible bugs in the codebase.
The stablecoin space is becoming a crowded place, but the Origin Protocol project believes that there is room for another coin in it, taking into account that it can generate income just by being kept in the wallet.
The hype around the decentralized finance (DeFi) market has led to an unprecedented rise in demand for stablecoins this year. On this wave, new projects are constantly appearing, the latest of which is Origin Dollar, OUSD.
The team behind the new dollar-pegged digital asset, which includes former Google and PayPal software engineers and executives, asserts that equity or collateral is not required to participate in profitable project strategies.
At the time of writing, the OUSD website has indicated an annual yield of 2.59% for stablecoin holders. The figure is not impressive compared to what some DeFi farms offer, but it is still much higher than any traditional bank can offer today.
The Origin Dollar is backed by other stablecoins including USDT, USDC, and DAI, and returns are generated by bringing these underlying assets into a diversified suite of DeFi protocols. Elastic offering distributes additional OUSD units to holders. The official blog on the concept of the project says the following:
OUSD combines Yearn’s automated farming, Ampleforth’s elastic offering, and easy-to-use Tether.
At the moment, the project is addressing two main dilemmas in the decentralized finance segment – the need to use collateral in smart contracts and the consumption of large amounts of gas when adjusting positions.
In addition, liquidity pools and profitable farming opportunities are constantly changing, and it takes a lot of effort and time to keep up with these trends. OUSD smart contracts leverage underlying capital to implement a diversified set of farming strategies that are rebalanced from time to time.
As a stablecoin, OUSD does not suffer from fluctuations in other digital assets, including native DeFi tokens, most of which suffered double-digit losses this week. Each OUSD is backed by a different stablecoin contributed or earned by the protocol.
There is one nuance to be considered
OUSD, which launches today, September 23rd, will start with a conservative strategy, but plans to integrate with Compound, Aave, dYdX, Uniswap, Curve and Balancer in the future.
Smart contracts have not been fully tested yet, so the team urges investors to be careful, as bugs in the codebase can lead to financial losses. The developers added that the project will undergo a full Trail of Bits audit next month.