Just four months after its launch, the stablecoin USDe, developed by Ethena Labs, has reached an impressive supply of $3 billion. This feat positions USDe as the dollar asset that most quickly reached such a milestone in the cryptocurrency industry, according to statements from the protocol’s founder.

Since its debut in February, USDe, also known as the “synthetic dollar,” has seen accelerated growth, reaching $3 billion worth of tokens. This advance was driven by a unique arbitrage mechanic and income-generating cash-and-carry trades, which contribute to its parity with the US dollar. Since April 5, USDe issuance has increased by US$1 billion, after previously reaching the US$2 billion mark.

Currently, USDe is challenging DAI as the largest algorithmic or decentralized stablecoin. To surpass DAI, USDe needs to add another $2 billion to its supply. In the global stablecoin ranking, USDe occupies fourth position with a market share of 3.3%, while Tether maintains a dominant share of 57%.

Unlike Terraform Labs’ UST stablecoin, whose collapse is notorious, USDe has a distinct model. Its income is derived from cash-and-carry operations and staking revenues, shared with its holders. USDe’s recent integration with Bybit, a cryptocurrency exchange platform, which offers spot trading pairs with Ethereum and Bitcoin, has been a catalyst for its growth and adoption.

To overtake DAI and other competitors, USDe needs to maintain its growth rate and perhaps introduce new features to attract more users. The stablecoin market is highly competitive, with major players such as Tether and USD Coin holding significant market shares. USDe’s innovative approach distinguishes it from other stablecoins, providing a competitive advantage.

Ethena Labs, aiming to create a reliable synthetic dollar for use on various DeFi platforms, sees the rapid adoption of USDe as a clear market demand. At the time of publication, the price of ENA was quoted at US$0.9283, up 2% in the last 24 hours.


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Source: https://portalcripto.com.br/usde-da-ethena-labs-atinge-marca-de-3-bilhoes-e-fortalece-sua-posicao-no-mercado-de-stablecoins/

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