DeCus is a decentralized and high-performance cross-chain platform dedicated to bringing Bitcoin to the DeFi ecosystem and making other blockchain assets flow freely across different chains.
Pegged value crypto assets are tokens that have their value pegged to an underlying asset by some means. The most common type of pegged value crypto assets is stable coin, of which the value is supposed to be $1.
Different pegged value crypto assets fix this value using different mechanisms. Some maintain their peg synthetically, like sUSD, other by being backed by the the actual underlying asset, like USDT.
These different approaches and the associated risks are why the prices of pegged value crypto assets of the same type can vary slightly.
Tokenized bitcoin is another frequently used pegged value crypto assets. The underlying assets, BTC, is kept in some ways and then a certain party will mint or issue a token on other blockchains that has the same value as regular BTC but can be used to the full capability of a token. Some examples of tokenized bitcoin include WBTC, HBTC, tBTC, renBTC, sBTC and so forth.
SATS is a brand new generation of tokenized bitcoin with smaller unit and enhanced performance. SATS is pegged to 1 Satoshi, the smallest unit of Bitcoin, and backed by real BTC in the Bitcoin network. As the first use case of DeCus, SATS provides a better solution for tokenized bitcoin with improved efficiency and decreased risk in a truly decentralized way.
2020 has seen a big blossom of DeFi applications on Ethereum Network and other smart contract chains , while bitcoin, the largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, is incompatible with the current DeFi structure. The incompatibility makes bitcoin holders outsiders of the prosperous DeFi world, meaning that they cannot enjoy DeFi services, as well as the opportunities of liquidity mining and farming in DeFi.
Some projects are already working on addressing this problem and the amount of tokenized BTC has been exploding - the number of supply has increased almost 135X in 2020, from 1040 to 138,530. Despite this growth, tokenized BTC merely accounts for 0.75% of the circulating supply of real BTC.
The mission of DeCus is to make value flow across different blockchains, so in order to bring value as well as liquidity of BTC, the first-class citizen in cryptocurrency, DeCus decided to launch with SATS, a better tokenized bitcoin to satisfy the tremendous market demand.
DeCus is built by a group of decentralization believers and DeFi natives with prior years of developer experience at leading companies both in Internet and blockchain field, with theoretical research being led by a Dr. team from the top-level computer science and cryptography major throughout the world.
Yes. After the successful launch on Binance Smart Chain(BSC), the solution can be expanded to more public blockchains such as Ethereum network, Polygon, Polkadot, Conflux, Nervos and Near Protocol, etc.
Security is always the top priority at DeCus. Our core code has been audited by SlowMist, the industry-leading security company. Check out the report here: https://github.com/decus-io/decus-core-audits
In addition, DeCus is working widely with several professional teams to test the financial infrastructure of the protocol resilience to attacks by corrupted keepers as well as incentives for honest participants.
But we still know that our protocol depends on new technology that may contain undiscovered vulnerabilities, so we encourage the community to audit t contracts and security.
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