Anchor, a “first of its kind,” two-token stablecoin that’s pegged to “global economic growth,” is embarking on the decentralized-exchange seas.
The company behind the eponymously named stablecoin today announced that Anchor (ANCT) is now available on IDEX, one of the most popular Ethereum-based decentralized exchanges in the world. The move is likely to boost Anchor’s position in the market—even if only marginally. But does the world really need yet another stablecoin?
According to Anchor CEO and founder Daniel Popa, ANCT tokens are unlike the stablecoins that have come before it. “Anchor is the first stablecoin that is pegged to the sustainable and predictable growth of the global economy,” Popa told Decrypt. “Stablecoins pegged to fiat currencies are vulnerable to inflation and depreciation like their fiat counterparts. Those pegged to commodities, like gold or oil, are susceptible to the same market swings as those assets.”
Anchor, on the other hand, is pegged to a non-inflationary financial index based on global economic growth, which the company refers to as the Monetary Measurement Unit (MMU). The MMU, Popa explained, tracks macroeconomic indicators and aims to offer users accurate measures of real-world value.