Money should be decentralized, private, and available for everyone.
All of humanity, not just a small minority, should share the benefits and ownership of the financial system.
Personal secure possession of value in the form of money should be a universal and inalienable human right.
Most of people don’t have access to a reliable national currency. There’s demand for medium with stability of the US dollar and the decentralization of Bitcoin.
Bitcoin can’t be used as cash for everyday life because of its volatility. StableUnit solves this problem.
Current proposals and implementation of stablecoins don’t offer censorship-resistance. There’s a need of censorship resistance p2p e-cash.
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Bitcoin, despite all of its advantages, is an inconvenient form of money because of its volatility.
StableUnit is a decentralized cryptocurrency that is stable. 1SU=1USD. Always. How? StableUnit has automatic mechanisms that stabilize the price no matter what is happening in the markets. Like an open-source bank controlled by every user via voting and with no central authority.
Compared to projects like Tether, our system is fully decentralized which guarantees that no-one can freeze your account or block a transaction. Ever.
Unlike overcollateralized systems like Makerdao’s DAI, StableUnit offers unlimited scalability, which is essential for mass adoption on an international scale.
Multi-layer stabilization mechanism provides better protection in events of market instability compared to “Seigniorage share” stablecoins, like Basis and others.
Bitcoin introduced a purely peer-to-peer version of electronic cash which allows online payments to be sent from one party to another without going through a financial institution. Despite all of its advantages, predefined finite monetary supply inevitably leads to price volatility which makes Bitcoin suboptimal as a medium of exchange, store of value or unit of account. We propose a solution to the price stabilization problem using a decentralized currency unit which evolves from being collateral-backed to being regulated by an autonomous monetary policy as the network receives wider adoption.
The system defines a soft peg to any measurable unit of value with low-volatility purchase power, such as the US dollar of 2018, basket of currencies or CPI, which it maintains using a collateralized stabilization fund and if necessary expands and contracts available money supply via the issuing of bonds, share dilution and temporary parking of funds. Ownership of the network is distributed to shareholders who form a decentralized autonomous organization capable of changing some parameters of the system through a voting consensus mechanism. This creates a new type of crypto-asset which combines the advantages of Bitcoin with the predictable purchase power of the US dollar.
Decentralized stableunit offers advantages over both Bitcoin and strong fiat currencies like the US dollar:
During periods of high volatility, traders may seek refuge in low-volatility assets like US dollars. However, in addition to potential tax implications, trading crypto to US dollars may create delays and additional complexity due to bank withdrawals. Trading back and forth in a low-volatility cryptocurrency may help avoid these issues and allow traders to work more efficiently.
Cryptocurrency can be transferred and used as payments for goods and services almost instantly. As price-stable cryptocurrencies gain adoption, they will be widely circulated as an instant and reliable method of payment with wide acceptance. This reliability and convenience can lead to the mass adoption on the much higher scale than bitcoin and other volatile cryptocurrencies.
Price-stable cryptocurrencies act as a gateway between fiat money and cryptocurrencies. For example, an investor who may want to try using cryptocurrency may not want to buy Bitcoin due to its notoriously volatile nature and instead may make a purchase of a price-stable cryptocurrency. Similarly, veteran traders may park funds in price-stable cryptocurrencies ready for trading opportunities allowing them much quicker access to deploy funds into other assets like Bitcoin rather than having to wait for the banking system and exchanges to clear these funds.
In the long-run credit and debt markets may use price-stable cryptocurrencies as collateral for securing debts. This is because they may prefer these assets over other more volatile cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. Similarly, exchanges can use holdings of price-stable cryptocurrencies for calculating collateral for trading margin.
International trading for countries which might prefer cryptocurrency for political reasons (i.e. Russia, Turkey, Jordan). In some jurisdictions, holding foreign currencies may be subject to additional taxes, capital controls or may be illegal. In addition, foreign currencies may be scarce due to these restrictions and black-market demand. For these reasons, some investors may choose to diversify their holdings into a price-stable cryptocurrency that may mimic the price of these foreign holdings without necessarily taking on the risks associated with them.
(Ukraine, Argentina, South Africa). In some jurisdictions, holding money in the banking system with questionable property rights or other political uncertainty may be risky. Similarly, the systems of international money transfer may not always be operational in these jurisdictions. Holding physical foreign currency may also prove problematic if capital controls are instituted. For these reasons, it may be much less risky for people to hold an instrument like a price-stable cryptocurrency.
In some jurisdictions, trading crypto to crypto is not taxable. However, trading crypto back to currency is a taxable event. This means that traders seeking a temporary respite from volatility may find it more efficient to move funds to a price-stable cryptocurrency than to move these funds back to USD.
Temporary currency for countries with extremely weak local currencies (i.e. Ecuador, Panama, Venezuela, Zimbabwe). Inflation rates in some countries can be extremely high. This provides stable cryptocurrencies with an important use-case especially when US dollars or similar stable currency may not be immediately available due to other restrictions and/or if these currencies are trading at a premium due to trade embargoes, local regulations or scarcity.
Decentralized Autonomous Organisation (DAO) which gets funded using an Initial Token Distribution.
Unlike ICOs/IEOs, DAICO funds are released to the foundation in a manner that is tied to the completion of goals and investors are able to claim remainder of funds back if they are not satisfied with team’s performance.
This investment mechanism creates a strong motivation for the team to perform well and reduces the risk of losing funds for investors after the DAICO.