This is my view of the next big thing in crypto. Bitcoin is digital gold. It has a limited supply of 21 million coins. Therefore, its price fluctuates. Stablecoins are cryptocurrencies designed to avoid price volatility. Existing stablecoins are issued by centralized authorities. This mechanism defeats the ethos of cryptocurrency. In order to access decentralized cryptocurrency, we need to rely on centralized authorities to issue digital stablecoins.
A New Look at Inflation
Cryptocurrency has started and become successful by embracing Austrian Economics. Bitcoin’s limited supply means every person on planet Earth can only own a small fraction of a bitcoin. When Bitcoin reward reaches 0 around year 2140, there will be no coin. If there is still demand for Bitcoin, its price will be: buyer demand / supply = infinite.
How do we address this conundrum? There is currently no easy way. For cryptocurrency to gain adoption, we can’t have a money system with limited supply. That is not how the world works. Even our universe inflates. To solve this paradox, we need to explore the role of inflation.
People lament about inflation robbing your purchasing power. But historically, economies tend to grow with currency inflation. It is hard to find past record of economies thriving with deflation. Inflation is bad when it is high and/or when money is printed without people’s knowledge and approval. Otherwise, it can be a force for growth. With cryptocurrency, we can design a currency with a known and deterministic inflation rate.
Deflationary versus Inflationary
Economies always have deflationary and inflationary assets. People often overlook this. Gold, real estate, moat, competitive advantages are some examples of deflationary assets. Inflationary currencies serve as a medium of exchange. They are used for transactions. Bitcoin was created in response to the 2008 economic crisis. It exists and thrives because of quantitative easing, a type of inflating monetary policy.
Existing stablecoins are inflationary digital currencies. They are pegged to fiat currencies. In the future, there will be two kinds of cryptocurrencies: deflationary and inflationary. For cryptocurrency to gain more adoption, we need a better kind of inflationary digital currency.
Bitflate - Digital Native Decentralized Stablecoin
Bitflate is a new kind of cryptocurrency. It is a Bitcoin fork with an inflation rate of 7% per year. In its first four halvings, Bitflate blockchain will create 19.3 million coins. After that, its supply will inflate at 7% per year. Here’s the block reward schedule for the first 10 halvings:
- 0: 50
- 1: 25
- 2: 12.5
- 3: 6.25 (end of halving)
- 4: 6.56 (start of inflation 7%)
- 5: 7.02
- 6: 7.51
- 7: 8.04
- 8: 8.60
- 9: 9.20
- 10: 9.85
With inflation, there will not be a pressure to push price up too high. Bitflate blockchain uses Proof of Work. It issues a deterministic and limited number of new coins. Therefore, price will not drop too low. The goal of Bitflate is to create a digital token that people can use for transactions.
Bitflate price will not be as stable as pegged stablecoins. It has significant advantages: digital native and decentralized. Bitflate will be more suitable for transactions than deflationary cryptocurrencies. It opens a new gateway to financial possibilities. In this future, we, the people, are in control.