The Basics CoUSD Stability
Some of the information on this page is no longer applicable.
On May 26, 2022, a proposal to stop COFFIN emission was approved through governance voting.
Originally, the redeem function was suspended. A proposal to allow redemption CoUSD is up for vote as of June 21, 2022.

The Coffin Finance has Many Options to Support CoUSD Stability.

One of these mechanisms to achieve price stability is the ability to mint and redeem CoUSD tokens for approximately one $1.00 (USD).
This allows arbitrage to balance the supply and demand for CoUSD in the open market.

When CoUSD is Above Peg.

If the market price of the CoUSD token is higher than $1.00 (USD), there is an arbitrage opportunity to mint CoUSD tokens by placing approximately one $1.00 (USD) of value into the system per CoUSD and sell the minted CoUSD for over $1.00 (USD) in the open market.
In order to create new CoUSD tokens, users need to place COFFIN and FTM in the mint. Coffin Finance uses FTM/wFTM as collateral. The COFFIN token will be burned through this minting process.

When CoUSD is below the peg.

If the market price of CoUSD is less than $1.00 (USD), there is another opportunity for arbitrage to redeem CoUSD tokens. Buying them cheaper on the open market and redeeming the CoUSD for $1 (USD) worth from the system.
A user can redeem CoUSD to get the equivalent of $1 from the system.
The equivalent of $1.00 (USD), or CoUSD, consists of a collateralized token and COFFIN. The collateral we use now is FTM, though we plan to diversify a number of decentralized tokens for us as collateral.

NOTE: These examples do not account for the minting and redemption fees, which are set between 0.30% and 0.50% 1.00% basically. The minting fee is 0.30%, while the redeeming fee is 0.50% 1.00% in the early stages. Be aware the system may charge additional temporary fees when there is a large gap between price oracles.

How to Avoid Death Spiral.

As previously discussed, if the CoUSD price is above peg, CoUSD is minted, and COFFIN is burned.
If the CoUSD price falls below peg, then CoUSD may be redeemed, and COFFIN may be sold.
Therefore, the value of the COFFIN token is determined by the demand for CoUSD.
The value accrued on the COFFIN market cap is the sum of the non-collateralized value of the CoUSD market cap.
Once CoUSD price falls below the peg, there is a potential of "death spiral".
To avoid such death spiral, we are going to prepare some mechanism. Please look at following pages.
We highly recommend you to Do Your Own Research and never use funds within the Coffin Finance that you cannot afford to lose. You won’t be compensated for any losses. All interactions with the associated smart contracts on the Fantom Opera and software on Coffin Finance are at your own risk.