To further strengthen the ecosystem, NEM has formed a strategic partnership with Bidao, the decentralized stablecoin, to allow XEM to become a collateral asset.
This means that XEM can now be locked into CDPs (Collateralized Debt Position) which allow XEM holders to lock XEM as collateral to generate the BAI stablecoin.
Using NEM as collateral is straightforward. Firstly, , the XEM is locked up in the CDP. In return, the appropriate amount of BAI is generated and can be used freely by the CDP creator. To regain access to the locked XEM, the BAI has to be repaid to the system. This is simply done by a function call and sending back the BAI to the CDP. After that, the XEM are unlocked and can be transferred freely again by the CDP creator.
Bidao is building a new blockchain system that is dedicated to DeFi with a goal to create a blockchain agnostic ecosystem for different DeFi applications. Bidao uses 2 tokens – 1. the governance token BID, which utilizes a completely decentralized proof-of-stake Blockchain with an additional collateral-backed value token which is 100% stable in value quite in contrast to, for example Bitcoin, Binance Coin or Ethereum which experience huge fluctuation. and 2. the stablecoin BAI, which is pegged 1:1 to the USD.
The partnership further strengthens NEM’s network and provides another opportunity for the community to participate in DeFi.
About NEM Group
NEM Group supports the development of Symbol from NEM, a trusted and secure enterprise blockchain that smooths business friction, increasing the flow of data and innovation to supercharge the creation, exchange and protection of assets.
NEM Group comprises three separate entities: NEM Software, NEM Trading, and NEM Ventures. NEM Group shapes the future of blockchain by nurturing a strong and healthy ecosystem that will contribute to the development of blockchain technology for generations to come.