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CATO Institute discusses NuBits

NuBits is the only serious contender to displace Bitcoin as the number one crypto-currency

On the 29th of December, 2015,  William J. Luther, scholar at the CATO Institute, published an article entitled "Theoretical Fedcoin, Meet Operational NuBits".

In this articile, Luther describes NuBits as the first decentralized crypto-currency to maintain a perfect peg to the US dollar.

In this sense, he concludes that NuBits is accomplishing the role of a Fedcoin.

At the end, he however states that NuBits is not perfect.

Nontheless, he acknowledges that NuBits solves the biggest problem of Bitcoin: its volatility.

I do think that the world is starting to realize the huge benefits of NuBits over Bitcoin.

It is time to realize that NuBits is far superior than Bitcoin as a currency.

One might remember what Hanke and Dowd that wrote "New private monies" said about Bitcoin's volatility at the end of 2014.

“Though the supply of Bitcoin is limited, the demand is very variable; this variability has made its price very uncertain and created a bubble-bust cycle in the Bitcoin market. Perhaps the safest prediction is that Bitcoin will eventually be displaced by alternative cryptocurrencies with superior features.”

To me this is clear. Bitcoin will be eventually displaced at the crypto-currency with the most liquidity and NuBits is the only serious contender right now.

2016 is likely to be a very interesting year for NuBits!

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blog   2015/12/31   uploada

NuBits and the decentralization of finance

Nu is welcoming anybody that wants to contribute to the decentralization of finance.

Nu is welcoming anybody that wants to become a shareholder of Nu, the first decentralized central bank in the world.

If you would like to become a shareholder of Nu, you will need to acquire NuShares, the assets that back the peg of NuBits to one dollar.

NuBits is free of any counterparty-risk. It is not reserve-backed.

The peg is kept solely by buy/sell side liquidity walls around 1NBT = 1USD across several exchanges.

The liquidity is provided by liquidity providers that can contribute in stand-alone mode or via decentralized liquidity pools.

Right now, there are roughly 500k NBT in existence, the buy side liquidity is around 90k NBT and the sell side liquidity around 110k NBT.

The peg has been kept perfectly since NuBits' inception in Sep 2014. Nu has more and more liquidity, with more and more exchanges trading NuBits.

 

But perhaps the biggest thing on the horizon is a totally decentralized exchange called B&C Exchange which would guarantee a very secure and cheap NuBits liquidity for Nu Shareholders.

That exchange which will be released in a few months will be using NuBits as a synthetic dollar to get in and out of the exchange.

In that sense, NuBits is a crypto-FIAT (crypto-dollar), or a crypto-currency pegged to FIAT money (dollar).

 

You have the following links at your disposal, if you would like to get more information.

- www.nubits.com: official web site

- www.discuss.nubits.com: official forum

- https://docs.nubits.com/history : the origin and the beginnings of NuBits.

 

NuBits combines the best of both worlds:

- the convenience and stability of FIAT currencies

- the decentralization of Bitcoin

 

Nu is welcoming anybody that wants to contribute to the decentralization of finance!

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blog   2015/10/12   uploada

Nu is a Decentralized Reserve Bank backing up the value of its Currency in a Decentralized and Distributed Way.

Nu has taken the model of a corp. or org. financed by shareholders , producing a service, that service being ensuring a peg for its token 1NBT = 1USD by providing buy and sell liquidity on NBT/USD/crypto markets.

When demand is decreasing, shareholders decide to invest more money (diluting their share) in their venture to burn NBT.
When demand is increasing, shareholders vote for more NBT issuing and receive dividends (direct = dividend from LPC activity or indirect = share buy back)

But NBT value needs to be backed, constantly and here at Nu, it is backed by a collateral, but not externally, internally, by Nushares value.

"In the beginning Nu's capabilities have been somewhat limited, but the NSR developers, holders and the Nu community evolved the Nu network formidably.
With 2.0 and NSR grants one can truly say that the NBT value is effectively backed by the value of NSR.

If NBT get sold from the Nu network to the market, share buy backs or dividends incorporate or distribute, respectively, the value of the sold NBT to those with a financial stake in the Nu network: the NSR holders.

A share buy back is expected to increase the price per share leading to a higher market value. The difference between the increased market value and the market value before should ideally be close to the value of the NBT that was meant to be incorporated into Nu.

With distributing dividends the value is leaving the Nu network if you look at it on a blockchain level, but economically it's still in the Nu network: in the pockets of NSR holders.

Share buy backs intend to increase the value of NSR, distributing dividends might increase the value pf NSR as well, but in the first place aim to distribute the value equivalent of the sold NBT to NSR holders.

If NBT need to be bought back by Nu, because NBT demand on the market is very low, NSR will be issued and sold.
This will have an effect on the NSR price, it will be pushed down.
But NSR holders have been rewarded for that way earlier with share buy backs or with dividends.
They are incentivized to agree with issuing NSR and selling them, because if they don't, they risk the peg and endanger all their stake in the Nu network."

"The peg is guaranteed by the Nu network. As long as the market value of the Nu network is sufficient, the peg is safe.
There's a layered liquidity model and one layer deals with selling NSR (NuShares, the shares of the "Nu network" corporation) to buy back NBT and burn them. Payouts from liquidity pools are just one of the expenses of Nu. "

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blog   2015/09/26   gbboy

Nu and B&C: Synergy between 2 Independent DAC

"The combined value of Nu and B&C Exchange is greater than a single blockchain embodying both functions. This is due to better scalability, independent release paths, greater simplicity and branding advantages."

1) Powerful synergies and mutual interests:

"There will be a powerful synergy between the Nu network and B&C Exchange, with Nu bringing liquidity to B&C and B&C lowering costs for Nu."

"B&C Exchange will be a powerful tool for significantly lowering NuBit liquidity costs because the risk of exchange default and theft will be much lower than it is with centralized exchanges.

NuShare holders will have a powerful interest in providing a great deal of NuBit liquidity on B&C because of its low cost and the broad overlap in ownership between the two networks. "

 

Nu will be supplying the liquidity on B&C so trades can happen sooner rather than later.
Without a stable cryptocurrency that is liquid, traders have nothing to hedge volatility. For an exchange to be a success, it needs liquidity.
BCE has a vital interest to support NBT trading pairs. If that requires free/cheap access to the blockchain for Nu to allow NBT liquidity providing it's a small enough price to pay for BCE.

 
 2)  There are at least two ways B&C Exchange will benefit NuShare holders.

"First, NuBits will be used as the denominator on many if not most trading pairs. The exchange will feature a BTC/NBT pair, LTC/NBT pair, PPC/NBT pair, etc. This is expected to increase the number of NuBits held, which is likely to result in dividends to NuShare holders, NuShare buy backs and burns, or both.

The second way B&C Exchange will benefit NuShare holders is by offering a NSR/NBT trading pair that will increase NuShare liquidity, which makes it a more attractive investment."

 

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blog   2015/09/04   gbboy