Decentralized Finance (DeFi) is coming to Tron, a smart contracting platform similar to Ethereum but scalable and secure. Justin sun, the co-founder of Tron, took to Twitter to announce the new lending app called DJED.
DJED may bear some similarities with MakerDAO, critics allege, but like all open source projects, growth is inevitable.
— Justin Sun (@justinsuntron) March 28, 2020
DeFi is concentrated on Ethereum
DeFi is a multi-billion industry. At the time of going to press, $622 million were locked in different DeFi applications, most of which are concentrated in Ethereum.
Different reports reveal that DeFi applications are the main attraction in Ethereum.
Supplementing findings by DappRadar also show that newbies drawn to Ethereum in 2019 were attracted with DeFi.
Dominance of MakerDAO
Still, MakerDAO is dominant, and most lending activities is concentrated on the platform despite technical hitches that resulted in an $8 million loss. Although MakerDAO minted extra tokens and auctioned them to compensate victims of the exploit, the underlying problem wasn’t fixed.
Ethereum remains slow and grapples with scalability problems.
When ETH sunk by 47% on Mar 12, the network screeched to a halt, and the smart contract controlling collateral auction couldn’t function as designed, a costly lapse that exposed Ethereum’s and MakerDAO’s underbelly.
Tron and DJED
DJED is based on Tron.
Tron is scalable, with a high throughput.
Although there are concerns about Super Representatives, critics say it introduces centralization, it is a choice availed by dPoS systems, there is nonetheless speed and the Tron network is under-utilized judging by the current TPS.
DJED, which in ancient Egypt means stability, will operate just as MakerDAO. With a Collateralized Debt Positions (CDP), borrowers will need to hand over TRX, not BTT, as collateral to access loans. A stable coin, USDJ, will be issued out to borrowers. A stability fee determined through an executive vote by the DJED risk team will also be paid.
“DJED is a new DeFi project developed by the TRON community. They’ve learned a lot from all open source DeFi projects & TRON is open to collaborating w/ all of them.”
#DJED is a new Defi project developed by TRON community. They’ve learned a lot from all open source Defi projects & TRON is open to collaborating w/ all of them. I want to give @MakerDAO a shoutout because it is the best amongst all! #USDJ #JED
— Justin Sun (@justinsuntron) March 31, 2020
JED will be the governance token based on Tron.
Holders will take part in voting and determine the rate of the stability fee and other changes that may be made on the protocol.