What is Dai Stablecoin (DAI)?
Dai (DAI), created by MakerDAO and launched in 2017, is a decentralized, collateral-backed cryptocurrency soft-pegged to the US Dollar. Unlike other stablecoins backed by fiat in bank accounts, DAI is backed by collateral on the Ethereum blockchain. The creation and maintenance of DAI’s value are achieved through smart contracts. It aims to offer a stable and decentralized digital currency, free from volatility and directly pegged to a reliable fiat currency.
DAI is used in a wide range of blockchain-based applications, particularly in decentralized finance (DeFi), as it offers stability in an otherwise volatile cryptocurrency market. Its decentralized nature and resilience against price fluctuations make it an essential component of many DeFi protocols.