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DeFi Token Behind Curve Finance Jumps 21% Amid Stablecoin News

DeFi giant Curve Finance is joining Aave in taking aim at Maker’s decentralized stablecoin with a new, over-collateralized product.

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Curve DAO Token (CRV), the native token of Curve protocol, has rallied more than 21% over the past 24 hours.

CRV, the 60th-largest token with a market capitalization of nearly $760 million, is changing hands at $1.41.

The primary driver behind today’s bullish price action is the upcoming launch of Curve stablecoin.

The launch of an over-collateralized stablecoin by Curve was confirmed by Michael Egorov, the Founder of Curve, at a web3 summit.

Over-collat. That's all I can say for now,said Egorov.

Curve joins leading DeFi protocols, including Aave and Maker, in the race to launch a decentralized over-collateralized stablecoin.

Unlike more centralized offerings à la Tether’s USDT and Circle’s USDC, over-collateralized stablecoins are backed by volatile assets like Bitcoin, EthereumEthereum and a basket of other cryptocurrencies.

Over-collateralization helps the stablecoin retain its dollar peg amid crypto’s notorious volatility.

Curve and the crypto markets

Despite today’s tremendous run-up, the Curve’s native governance token is still down 97.67% from its all-time high of $60.50 recorded in August 2020, according to data from CoinMarketCap.

A total of 75,393 wallets own CRV tokens, according to Etherscan, up 0.052% from the previous day.

The Total Value Locked (TVL) on the Curve protocol currently holds at a total of $6.02 billion and another $765 million staked in the protocol, suggests data from DefiLlama.

Other leading tokens within the decentralized finance (DeFi) sector, including Lido (10.6%), Sushi (7.5%), Compound (8%), and 1inch (5%) have also extended their bullish action over the last 24 hours.

Leading cryptocurrency Bitcoin has risen just 1.65% over the past 24 hours and trades around $23,250.

Ethereum, the second-largest cryptocurrency, has also posted a significant 8.4% gain in the same period.

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