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Kusama Introduces First-Ever Stablecoin kUSD, Teases KAR Liquidity Programs

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Fri, 08/06/2021 - 12:16
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Vladislav Sopov
Karura (KAR) community approves stablecoin release and launch of new liquidity initiatives
Kusama Introduces First-Ever Stablecoin kUSD, Teases KAR Liquidity Programs
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The liquidity-providing ecosystem of Polkadot's "sister chain," Kusama, is going to be reshaped with its first stablecoin and a new rewards design. The major community-driven decision has passed.

First-ever stablecoin on Kusama: Introducing Karura Dollar (kUSD)

According to the official blog post by Acala's VP of Growth Dan Reecer, the proposal has passed to begin minting of Karura Dollar (kUSD), a pioneering USD-pegged stablecoin of Polkadot's Kusama.

KSM, a core native asset of Kusama, can be pledged as collateral for kUSD minting. The new stablecoin can be minted through Kusama Apps. The Karura Dollar (kUSD) is a fully decentralized multi-collateral stablecoin backed by cross-chain assets.

kUSD can be used in a variety of Kusama-based decentralized finances, as well as in retail use cases like payments, decentralized lending/borrowing and so on.

Also, a "Bootstrap mode" program is launched for KSM/kUSD liquidity pools. Liquidity depositors with at least 1,000 KSM or 10,000 kUSD are invited to participate in the program.

KSM/kUSD, KSM/KAR liquidity providers eligible for bonus programs

To ensure the rapid inflow of liquidity, the teams behind Kusama and Acala introduce limited LP rewards initiatives. KSM/kUSD and KSM/KAR pools will be the first ones to be included in this initiative.

A 50%+ liquidity bonus is implemented for KAR/KSM liquidity providers while 30%+ bonuses are introduced for KSM/kUSD liquidity providers.

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Acala (ACA) Community Discusses New Initiative for KSM Pool Liquidity Providers

As covered by U.Today previously, all liquidity initiatives across Karura and Acala are community-driven and approved by transparent referendums.

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