Seven days ago, Bitcoin.com News reported on the Tron DAO Reserve purchasing $38 million in tron to safeguard the network’s stablecoin USDD. Since then and since the terrausd (UST) de-pegging event, the Tron DAO Reserve has continued to purchase large quantities of digital assets to bolster the project’s reserves. In addition to the tron purchases, the organization has been adding stablecoins and bitcoin into the mix as well.
While Terra’s Stablecoin Imploded, Tron’s Algorithmic Dollar-Pegged Crypto Project Purchases Millions Worth of Tron, Bitcoin, and Tether to Defend USDD
During the past week, all eyes have been focused on the Terra blockchain and its native crypto assets LUNA and UST. Both coins divebombed significantly in USD value and more than $46 billion in value disappeared from the crypto economy in roughly three days. Amid all the carnage, the Tron DAO Reserve has continued to purchase crypto assets for its digital currency-based forex reserves. On May 7, Bitcoin.com News reported on Tron’s founder Justin Sun and the Tron DAO Reserve purchasing $38 million in tron (TRX).
Since then the project has continued to buy crypto amid the market carnage that took place because of the UST fallout. Tron’s stablecoin USDD is also an algorithmic dollar-pegged crypto asset that has similarities to Terra’s UST. After the purchase of 504.6 million tron (TRX), the Tron DAO Reserve tweeted that the team aims to “guard the overall blockchain industry and market, prevent panic trading caused by financial crises, and mitigate severe and long-term economic downturns.” The Tron DAO Reserve (TDR) further added:
We also manage the permissions of USDD as its early custodian and ensure its price stability with reserves.
After the 504.6 million tron purchase, the TDR continued to add funds into the reserve this past week. “To safeguard the overall blockchain industry and crypto market, Tron DAO Reserve have bought 500 BTC with an average price $31,031.35 for $15,515,675,” TDR detailed on May 10. The same day, the TDR said it purchased 595,729,832 tron for $45.6 million. While the crypto market was chaotic that day the TDR team noted “USDD holds steady in today’s market volatility.”
Buying MOAR! https://t.co/DVG3sIWlic
— H.E. Justin Sun 🅣🌞🇬🇩 (@justinsuntron) May 12, 2022
The following day on May 11, the TDR team tweeted: “To safeguard the overall blockchain industry and crypto market, [TDR] have bought 1,000 BTC with an average price of $30,096 for $30,096,000.” Following that purchase, the TDR organization bought 1,467,612,695 TRX for $97 million for the reserves. The TDR then started to buy stablecoins after the $97 million worth of tron was purchased. The TDR team explained on May 12:
To safeguard the overall blockchain industry and crypto market, [TDR] have bought 100,000,000 USDT with an average price of $0.982 with $98,200,000.
The TDR team did not stop there and has continued to purchase more coins…