Stable Unit

Money for the World

Decentralized low-volatility cryptocurrency with multi-layer stabilization

Vision Summary Abstract

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.

Bitcoin is an amazing new form of money that has defied the odds to gain increasing importance as money in the world today. Despite its great features that help make Bitcoin an unstoppable investment it has a problem; the price swings prevents Bitcoin from gaining even more importance as money. Stable coins are a new type of cryptocurrency that is entirely digital but whose price is always $1 US.

Our stable coin, called StableUnit, is a new advanced type of stablecoin that will have features that also make it unstoppable and uncensorable. These features include a multi-layer stability mechanism which helps ensure that the price of the stablecoin is always the same as holding an equivalent amount of U.S. dollars.

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.